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Preserving and Celebrating Our United Methodist Heritage in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania

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Central Pennsylvania Evangelical Pastors Click on the first letter of the surname to enter the file of all the pastors for that letter.  The instructions file gives information about this project, the dates at which various conference boundary changes occurred, and detailed bibliographic references. 

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JACKSON, G

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1871    license

Interment:
Obit:



 

JACOBS, HARRY HALBERT

 

Born: 5-4-1893  Carlisle PA                                       married: Emma Catherine Basom
Died: 12-22-1975                                                        obit: 1989,468

 

1915    license, recommended by First, Carlisle
1922    ordained deacon
1924    ordained elder

 

Interment: Williamsport PA
Obit: [1976,150]

 

1915-16           Junior preacher Cumberland circuit
1919-20           Keystone Mission
1920-24           South Wayland
1924-26           Liberty
1926-33           Lycoming
1933-39           Danville
1939-49           Bellefonte
1949-58           Bethany, Berwick
1958-62           Jersey Shore
1962                retired

 

Note: H.H. Jacobs is the grandfather (through his daughter Martha Jacobs Dimmick) of Vance Dimmick Jr of the West Michigan Conference and (through his son Jay Jacobs) to Thomas Jacobs of the Susquehanna Conference.  Mrs. Jacobs is the daughter of Henry S. Basom.

 


 

JACOBS, J.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1835-37           Gettysburg
1837-38           Union
1838-40           Cumberland
1840-41           York and Gettysburg circuit
1841-42           Cumberland
1842-45           located

1845-46           Gettysburg

1846                located

 


 

JACOBS, M.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1906    license
1908    ordained deacon
1912    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

JACOBS, OTIS LEANDER

 

Born: 3-15-1862  near Rossville PA                           married: Mellie V. Madge
Died: 9-29-1897                                                          obit: [d. 1/26/1892]

 

1883    license

Interment:
Obit:

1880-84           student, York Collegiate Institute at York PA
1884-86           student, Princeton University at Princeton NJ
1886-87           faculty, Central Pennsylvania College at New Berlin PA
1887-93           vice-principal, York High School at York PA
1893-97           principal, York High School at York PA

 

Note: A picture of Prof. O.L. Jacobs appears in the 11/8/1898 issue of The Evangelical, page 353, and a biographical sketch appears in the 9/17/1913 issue of The Evangelical, page 6.

 


 

JAMES, EDWARD.

 

Born: 8-24-1847  Juniata County PA             married: Catherine Lyter

Died: 1-16-1922  Liverpool PA                                  obit:

 

1878    license

Interment: United Brethren Cemetery, Pfoutz Valley PA
Obit: Allegheny Conference 1922,123

 

1878-79           Cumberland
1879-81           Middleburg
1881-84           listed as local preach on trial, living in “Juniata”
1884                credentials granted, page 10

1885                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church


 

JAMES, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1875    license

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

JAMISON, MILTON IRVIN

 

Born: 12-31-1859  Spring Mills PA                            married: Rosa Emma Keen
Died: 2-17-1920  Williamsport PA                             obit: 1936,79

 

1885    license, recommended by Millheim
1887    ordained deacon
1889    ordained elder

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Millheim PA
Obit: 1920,69

 

1885-86           Sugar Valley
1886-88           Nittany Valley
1888-89           Turbotsville
1889-92           Hughesville
1892-96           Williamsport St. Paul
1896-98           Nescopeck
1898-02           Baltimore Memorial
1902-06           Altoona
1906-07           Baltimore Memorial
1907-11           York Trinity
1911-13           Hagerstown
1913-15           agent, Albright College
1915-19           superintendent, Williamsport District
1919-20           Center District

 

Note: Mrs. Jamison is a sister to Emanuel D. Keen.

 


 

JARRETT, HARRY LEPLEY

 

Born: 9-15-1885  East Prospect PA                            married: Mary Katherine Bailey

Died: 4-14-1948  Philadelphia PA                              obit: Central PA Conference ME 1946, 233

                                                                                    married2: Jennie R. Dodge

1907    license                                                             obit2:
1913    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church    

 

Interment: Shriener’s Church Cemetery, Shamokin Dam PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference ME 1948,193

 

1908-11           Eagles Mere & Laporte, Central Pennsylvania Conference ME

1911-15           Cross Fork, Central Pennsylvania Conference ME

1913                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1913-15           Cross Fork

1915-16           Fairview

1916-21           New Millport

1921-30           McConnellsburg (moved to Millerstown in mid-year 1929-30)

1930-41           Millerstown-Liverpool (came from Liverpool in mid-year 1929-30)

1941-48           Montgomery

 

Note: Harry L. Jarrett is the son of Percival F. Jarrett.

 


 

JARRETT, PERCIVAL F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1873    license
1876    ordained deacon
1878    ordained elder
1989    ordained elder, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1874-76           Buffalo
1876-79           Jarrettsville
1879-82           Bendersville
1882-85           Dillsburg
1885-88           East Prospect
1888-89           Liverpool
1889-90           located
1890-92           Nittany Valley
1892-95           Sugar Valley
1895-98           located
                             1896-98  Wapwallopen, Central Pennsylvania Conference ME
1898                withdrew to “transfer” to Methodist Episcopal Church
1898-99           Wapwallopen
1899-01           ?
1901-02           Jamison City

Note: Percival F. Jarrett is the father of Harry L. Jarrett.  He served as a local pastor in the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 


 

JARRETT, RALPH McKINLEY

 

Born: 10-15-1896  Shamokin Dam PA                       married: Alice Ruth Bierly
Died: 6-16-1940  Williamsport PA                             obit:

 

1933    license, recommended by Hummels Wharf
1936    ordained deacon
1938    ordained elder

Interment: Shamokin Dam PA
Obit: 1941,90


1934-39           Grover and East Point
1939-40           Williamsport circuit

 


 

JENKINS, A. MORGAN

 

Born: 4-5-1886  New Park PA                                   married: Sylvia Kirk
Died: 8-1-1980  York PA                                           obit: [11/6/1887 – 2/5/1976]

 

1910    license, recommended by Lewisberry
1912    ordained deacon
1914    ordained elder

 

Interment: Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, New Park PA
Obit: 1981,335

 

1910-13           Yoe and Freysville
1913-18           Felton
1918                Baltimore Immanuel (ending 8/1918)
1918-19           chaplain, U.S. Army (8/18 – 12/19)
1919-20           evangelist (beginning 12/19)
1920-21           Mt. Holly Springs
1921-26           Baltimore Olive Branch
1926-28           Wrightsville
1928-33           Altoona Grace
1933-41           Jersey Shore
1941-46           chaplain, U.S. Army
1946-48           Bloomsburg
1948-50           Felton
1950-51           Loganville
1954                retired

 


 

JEWELL, CLYDE ELMER

 

Born: 11-21-1889  Hughesville PA                            married: Jennie M. Unger
Died: 11-28-1944  Scranton PA                                 obit: [8/6/1893 – 2/18/1933]
                                                                                    married2: Eleanor S. Thompson [7/11/1936]
1910    license                                                             obit2:
1916    ordained deacon
1918    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1945,83
 
1915-17           Lopez
1917-20           Dushore
1920                located

 

Note: Clyde E. Jewell became principal of the high school at Dushore and left the itinerancy for a vocation in education.  He also served as principal at high schools in Tunkhannock PA and Waverly PA.



 

JONES, THOMAS REESE

 

Born: 11-3-1927  York PA                                         married: Jeune E. Krebs
Died: 1-10-2010  Cross Keys PA                               obit:

 

1940    license, recommended by York Grace
1955    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2010,166


1952-57           Bryansville
1957-65           Felton

1965-74           York St. Luke

1974-77           York St. Luke and St. Paul

1977-78           sabbatical

1978-93           associate chaplain, York Hospital

1993                retired

 


 

JOHNSON, C.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1897    license

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

JOHNSON, IRVIN ELLSWORTH

 

Born: 6-17-1871                                                          married: Lulu Idell Kauler
Died: 10-1-1971                                                          obit: [12/8/1876 - ?/?/1957]

 

1897    license, East Pennsylvania (United) Conference

Interment: Riverview Burial Park, Lancaster PA
Obit: Eastern Conference of the Evangelical Congregational Church 1972, 146

 

1897-98           Limerick

1898-00           Lemoyne

1900-04           Pottstown

1904-07           Sunbury

1907-11           Terre Hill

1911-13           Mount Joy

1913-15           on leave

1915-17           Mount Joy

1917-22           Manheim

1922                identified with Evangelical Congregational Church

1922-23           Columbia

1923-25           York

1925-30           Shillington

1930-34           Manheim

1934-37           Harrisburg

1937                retired


 

JORDAN, MARK S.

 

Born: 4-5-1923                                                            married:
Died: 5-13-1996                                                          obit:

 

1950    license, recommended by Tusseyville
1955    ordained elder

 

Interment: Tusseyville
Obit: [1996,401]

 

1951-59           Keystone-Perry
1959-72           Newport (beginning9/4/1959)

1972-82           Hellam

1982-89           York Fourth

1989                retired


 

JOSEPH, GEORGE

 

Born: 3-7-1845  Abadair England                              married: Agnes Gilmore
Died: 3-3-1922                                                            obit: 1929,87

 

1876    license
1878    ordained deacon
1918    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown PA
Obit: 1922,74

 

1876-78           Milton circuit
1878-79           Liverpool
1879-81           Marysville
1881-82           Fishing Creek Valley
1882-85           Hagerstown circuit
1885-87           Perry
1887-89           Millmont
1889-91           Shrewbury
1891-94           East Prospect
1894-95           Red Lion
1895-98           Lewistown
1898-01           Newport
1901                retired

                             1910-11  Lewistown Grace (last 4 months)

                             1912-15  Lewistown Trinity