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KAMBLE, WALTON LESTON.

 

Born: 12-22-1879 Berrysburg PA                               married: Helen Venette Schiek
Died: 5-27-1956                                                          obit: 1941,90

                                                                                    married2: Lovie E. Wiest

1910    license, recommended by East Point              obit2: 1956,83
1912    ordained deacon
1914    ordained elder

 

Interment: Zion EUB Church Cemetery, near Penns Creek PA
Obit: 1957,79

 

1910-11           Grover
1911-13           East Point
1913-16           Wayland
1916-21           Hagerstown circuit
1921-25           Hanover circuit
1925-28           Sugar Valley
1928-35           Penns Creek

1935-37           Rebersburg

1937                retired

 

Note: Walton L. Kamble wrote gospel songs and is the subject of an article in the 2007 volume of The Chronicle, pages 46-54.  The second Mrs. Kamble is a niece of Samuel L. Wiest.

 


 

KAUFFMAN, EARL HARNISH

 

Born: 4-18-1915  near Leola PA                                 married: Frances Eleanor Prutzman
Died: 10-28-1991                                                        obit: 2000,347

 

1935    license, recommended by Brownstown Emmanuel
1941    ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference
1943    ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Kauffman’s Cemetery, near Annville PA
Obit: 1992,476

 

1939-40           Bolichs and Drehersville
1940-42           Tamaqua
1942-45           Shenandoah
1945-46           Nazareth
1946-49           Phoenixville
1949-51           Weissport

1951                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1951-54           Selinsgrove Charge
1954-59           White Deer Charge
1959-65           West Nanticoke and Ransom

1965-70           Jefferspn-Greenmount

1970-74           Gatchelville

1974-78           Highspire

1978-82           Highspire & Steelton

1982                retired

                             1982-83  associaye, Enders-Powell’s Valley

                             1983-86  Shopes-Stoverdale

 


 

KAUFFMAN, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1839    license
1850    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1840-41           York and Gettysburg circuits
1841-42           Buffalo

1852                located

 

Note: In 1838, John Kauffman was one of the laymen who gathered to form the denomination’s Missionary Society – see Stapleton’s Annals of the Evangelical Association, page 201.


 

KAUFFMAN, KARLE F.

 

Born: 2-4-1916                                                            married:
Died: 10-18-1995                                                        obit:

 

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1945-47           West Milton

 

Note: Karle F. Kauffman served as a supply pastor.  He appears to have been a resident of the West Milton area, but is otherwise unknown.

 


KEAFER, CLAIR ERNEST

 

Born: 2-14-1905  Somerset County PA                      married: Iva Mae Reesey
Died: 9-25-1968                                                          obit: 1974,439

 

1924    license, Pittsburgh Conference, recommended by Johnstown Centennial
1932    ordained deacon
1934    ordained elder

 

Interment: Johnstown PA
Obit: 1969,208

 

1930                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1930-36           Winfield
1936-41           Northumberland
1941-46           Bloomsburg
1946-51           Mechanicsburg
1951-57           Mifflinburg
1957-64           Berwick St. Paul

1964-68           Hughesville Bethany

 


 

KEAGLE, HENRY

 

Born: 5-25-1805  Perry County PA                            married: Mary Levegood
Died: 9-13-1861  Linn County IA                              obit: [1/15/1810 – 3/24/1897]

 

license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1852-53           Canton
1853-54           Buffalo
                        moved west

 

Note: When Henry Keagle was born, Greenwood township was in Cumberland County.  While he is referred to as Rev. Henry Keagle, and he served under appointment twice, there is no record of his receiving a license or ordination.

 


 

KEEN, EMANUEL D.

 

Born: 6-26-1849  Millheim PA                                   married: Emma J. Yoder
Died: 2-3-1917  Wrightsville PA                                obit: 1934,76

 

1881    license
1883    ordained deacon
1885    ordained elder

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Millheim PA
Obit: 1917,74

 

1881-82           Middleburg
1882-83           McClure
1883-86           Juniata Circuit
1886-88           Liverpool
1888-91           Yorkana
1891-94           Loganville
1894-95           Yorkana
1895-98           Red Lion
1898-02           Nescopeck
1902-04           East Prospect
1904-07           York St. Paul
1907-11           Berwick North
1911-15           Lemoyne
1915-17           Wrightsville

 

Note: Emanuel D. Keen is the father of Paul Edwin Keen and a brother to Rosa E. Keen Jamison, wife of Milton I. Jamison.  His mother Anna Maria [Mary] Deininger Keen is a sister to C.F. Deininger.

 


 

KEEN, PAUL EDWIN

 

Born: 1888  Yorkana PA                                            married: [never married]
Died: 11-19-1958  Naperville IL                                obit:

 

1910    license, recommended by Berwick Bethany
1916    ordained deacon
1918    ordained elder

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Millheim PA
Obit: Wisconsin Conference EUB 1959,64

 

1917-22           Wrightsville
1922-24           State College
1924-28           faculty, Albright College at Reading PA
1928-57           faculty, Theological Seminary at Naperville IL

1957                retired

 

Note: Paul Edwin Keen is the son of Emanuel D. Keen.  A biographical sketch for Paul Edwin Keen appears in the 1939 History of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 348.

 


 

KEHR, DANIEL

 

Born:                                                                           married: Rachel Rishel
Died: 9-9-1871  Centre County PA                            obit:

 

1830    license
1832    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1830-31           Canton Circuit
1831-32           Lancaster Circuit
1832-33           Somerset
1833-34           Lake Circuit
1834-35           Gettysburg
1835-36           located
1836-37           Somerset
1837-38           Indiana
1838-39           Lykens Circuit
1839-40           Dansville Circuit
1840-41          
1841-42           Columbia
1842-44           superintendent, Carmel District
1844-46           superintendent, Potomac District
1846-48           Clinton circuit
1848-49           Union
1849-51           Center
1851-52           Block House

1852-53

1853                located

                        went west and served as Presiding Elder; afterward returned: Superannuated

 

Note: This surname is also rendered KERR.  The parents of Daniel Kehr provided a regular preaching place for Jacob Albright in Centerville, a few miles west of New Berlin.  Mrs. Kehr is a sister to David Rishel and to Susan Rishel Orwig (wife of Bishop W.W. Orwig) and Sarah Rishel Kreamer (wife of John Kreamer).


 

KELLER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Born: 3-3-1851  near East Prospect PA                      married: Fanny Fisher
Died: 4-23-1926  Litchfield PA                                 obit: 1933,80

 

1875    license
1877    ordained deacon
1879    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1927,87

 

1875-76           Jersey Shore circuit
1876-77           Block House
1877-78           Liverpool
1878-80           Juniata
1880-81           Dushore
1881-84           New Columbia
1884-86           West Clifford
1886-89           Wayland
1889-92           Grover
1892-93           West Brooklyn
1893-94           Tunkhannock
1894-96           Hebbville
1896-98           York circuit
1898-01           Craleyville
1901-05           Ransom
1905-09           Lopez
1909-13           New Berlin
1913-17           Port Treverton
1917-21           Pennsdale
1921-25           Penns Creek
1925                retired

 


 

KELLY, LEVI

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1847    license

1853    license, East Pennsylvania Conference
1856    ordained deacon, east Pennsylvania Conference
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1847-48           Indiana circuit
1848-49           Gettysburg
1849-50           Franklin

1850                expelled

1853                “transfer” to East Pennsylvania Conference

1853-54           Chester

1854-55           New Jersey Mission

1855-56           Northampton


 

KELLY, WILLIAM HOWARD

 

Born: 2-11-1904  Craley PA                                       married: Geraldine Grace Lagerman
Died: 11-26-1988  Harrisburg PA                              obit:1987,418

 

1930    license, recommended by Red Lion St. Paul's
1932    ordained deacon
1934    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA
Obit: 1989,469

 

1930-32           Scranton Zion
1932-38           Hebbville
1938-46           York Zion
1946-49           Berwick Bethany
1949-60           Lewisburg St. Paul's
1960-66           Williamsport First
1966                retired



 

KENNELLEY, MAX AUGUSTUS

 

Born: 5-5-1867  Spring Mills PA                                married: Havilla Catherine Miller
Died: 3-8-1928  York PA                                           obit: 1948,100

 

1892    license, recommended by Spring Mills
1894    ordained deacon
1896    ordained elder

 

Interment: York PA
Obit: 1929,81

 

1892-93           Milesburg
1893-94           Middleburg
1894-96           Liberty
1896-00           Hebbville
1900-02           York St. Paul
1902-06           Baltimore Grace
1906-08           Altoona
1908-12           York Grace
1912-16           Carlisle
1916-21           Milton
1921-23           Lewistown
1923-26           Hughesville
1926-28           York Grace

 


 

KEPNER, DANIEL A.

 

Born: 1-25-1825  near Newport PA                           married: Leah Christ
Died: 4-1-1901  Millerstown PA                                obit: [10/9/1826 – 2/7/1894]

 

license
1860    ordained deacon
1869    ordained elder

 

Interment: Millerstown PA
Obit:

 

1867-68           Big Spring
1868-69           Hagerstown
1869-71           Luzerne
1871-73           Liverpool
1873                located

 

Note: Daniel A. Kepner is the father of Daniel L. Kepner and J.A. Kepner.


 

KEPNER, DANIEL L.

 

Born: 10-22-1859  Perry County PA                          married: Jennie Kershner
Died: 2-25-1942                                                          obit: 1946,84

 

1891    license
1893    ordained deacon
1895    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg PA
Obit: 1942,89

 

1891-93           Millmont
1893-96           Brush Valley
1896-99           Dushore
1899-03           Milton
1903-05           Marysville
1905-08           York Grace
1908-11           Red Lion
1911-13           Williamsport St. John
1913-17           Hughesville
1917-22           Mechanicsburg
1922-24           Northumberland
1924                retired

 

Note: Daniel L. Kepner is the son of Daniel A. Kepner and the brother of J.A. Kepner. 



 

KEPNER, JOHN A.

 

Born: 1-3-1850  Perry County PA                              married: Lydia Myers
Died: 1919                                                                  obit: [d. 4/20/1904]

                                                                                    married2: Ella J. Stackhouse

1879    license                                                             obit2:

Interment:
Obit:

 

Note: “J.A. Kepner” is the only designation given in the conference records.  He is the son of Daniel A. Kepner and the brother of Daniel L. Kepner.  Daniel A. Kepner had two sons with the initials J.A. that lived in Berwick.   It is not clear whether it was Jacob Albert Kepner or John Alfred Kepner who received the local preacher’s license – but since John attended Union Seminary in New Berlin, he is the more likely candidate.  He never served an appointment, but taught school for a while, worked for the DuPont Powder Company and American Car and Foundry Company, and became an active Methodist layman. 

 


 

KERSTETTER, HOWARD ALLEN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Evelyn Louise Walker
Died:                                                                           obit: 2004, 371

 

1951    license, recommended by State College St. John’s
1957    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1952-54           Runville
1954-57           Dorsey
1957-66           Baltimore Trinity

1966-83           Lemoyne Grace

1983-92           Carlisle First

1992                retired

                             1992-2003  Mt. Rock

 


 

KESSLER, ELMER LEWIS.

 

Born: 7-7-1866  Blooming Grove PA                         married: Annie Lucinda Wise
Died: 4-1-1934  Woodward PA                                 obit: 1946,84

 

1888    license, recommended by Blooming Grove
1891    ordained deacon
1893    ordained elder

 

Interment: Woodward Cemetery, Woodward PA
Obit: 1935,83

 

1889-90           Sugar Valley
1890-91           Milesburg
1891-92           Middleburg
1892-95           Leesburg
1895-97           Perry circuit
1897-00           Hagerstown circuit
1900-04           Luzerne circuit
1904-06           Harford
1906-19           Located
1919-23           East Point
1923-30           Keystone
1930                retired



 

KESSLER, ELVIN H.

 

Born: 6-21-1917  Muir PA                                          married: Blossom M. Workman
Died: 7-7-1992  West Grove PA                                obit: [4/17/1916 – 4/25/2003]

 

1927    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

Interment: Fairview Cemetery. Muir PA
Obit:

 

1940-41           Port Trevorton

1941                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 76

1941-42           Port Trevorton

1942-46           Liberty

1946-51           Lewistown Trinity

1951-53           Wrightsville

1953                “transfer” to Philadelphia Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, page 75

 


 

KIBBE, GEORGE R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1952    license, recommended by Williamsport First
1956    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1953-54           Otterbein-Green Hill, Indiana North Conference
1954-55           Markle, Indiana North Conference
1956-59           Howard
1959-61           Sonestown
1961-62           Penn's Creek
1962-66           Columbia circuit

1966-70           Baltimore Calvary

1970                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1970-76           Baltimore Keen Memorial

1976-78           leave of absence

1978                transfer to Northern New York Conference

 

Note: As of 2010, George R. Kibbe was retired and living in Baltimore MD.

 


 

KIESS, HARRY AMMON

 

Born: 6-24-1873  Lycoming County PA                    married: Mae Messinger
Died:9-22-1930                                                           obit: [1881-1921]

                                                                                    married2: Laura Stoltz [1922]

1896    license                                                             obit:

Interment:
Obit:

 

1896-99           student, Central Pennsylvania College at New Berlin PA

1900-29           faculty, Albright College at Myerstown PA

1929-30           faculty, Albright College at Reading PA

 

Note:  Harry A. Kiess also served as a math tutor and band director 1896-99.  On the faculty, he taught mathematics and astronomy.  He was a 1915 charter member of the Mathematical Association of America.  Although sometimes known as Rev. Harry Kiess, he never served under appointment.  The first Mrs. Kiess is the daughter of J.W. Messinger.

 


 

KING, JOHN M.

 

Born: 1839  Springfield PA                                        married: _____ Hatton [1865]
Died: 5-5-1912  Newberry PA                                   obit:

 

1869    license
1871    ordained deacon
1873    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1869-70           Boalsburg
1870-71           Center circuit
1871-72           Nittany circuit
1873-74           Block House
1874-77           Canton circuit
1877-80           Milesburg
1880-83           Canton circuit
1883-86           Newberry
1886-88           Center Hall
1888-90           Nittany Valley
1890-93           Williamsport circuit
1893-97           Jersey Shore circuit
1897-01           Wayland
1901-05           Williamsport circuit
1905-09           Columbia circuit
1909-11           Lopez
1911-12           Williamsport Grace
1912                retired

 


 

KING, WARREN E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1917    license
1923    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:



 

KISTLER, JAMES DANIEL.

 

Born: 11-29-1872  Weissport PA                               married: Annie C. Traub
Died: 11-24-1936  Harrisburg PA                              obit: Northeastern Conference 1961, 116

 

1901    license East Pennsylvania Conference UE
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1937, 366

 

1901-02           Egypt

1902-04           Egypt and Franklin

1904-08           Reading St. Paul

1908-11           Lebanon First

1911-15           Tamaqua

1915-20           Allentown Trinity

1920-27           Mount Carmel

1927-30           Germantown

1930-36           Harrisburg Harris Street



 

KLEFFEL, HARRY CHRISTIAN

 

Born: 3-21-1889  York County PA                            married: Joy Irene Billhime
Died: 3-1-1963                                                            obit: 1959,107

 

1911    license
1913    ordained deacon
1915    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit:

1911-14           Milton circuit
1914-18           Sugar Valley
1918-25           Ringtown
1925-31           Millheim
1931-47           Altoona First

1947-48           Altoona Faith

1948-51           Mifflinburg

1951-               Hummels Wharf

 

Note: Harry C. Kleffel is the father of John B. Kleffel and Paul H. Kleffel.



 

KLEFFEL, JOHN B.

 

Born:  4-25-1918  Ringtown PA                                married:
Died: 10-28-2000  Harrisburg PA                              obit:

 

1943    license
ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit:

 

1944-48           Enola
1948- 53          Grover –East Point
1953                “transfer” to Lackawanna Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, page 75

1953-58           Canton Presbyterian

Note: John B. Kleffel is the son of Harry C. Kleffel and a brother to Paul H. Kleffel.


 

KLEFFEL, PAUL HARRY

 

Born: 4-13-1923  Ringtown PA                                 married: Elizabeth L. Throssel
Died: 11-26-1993                                                        obit:

 

1946    license, recommended by Altoona Faith
1951    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1994,481

 

1948-50           Union circuit
1950-53           Espy
1953-58           Millheim
1958-66           Lock Haven First

1966-77           Lemoyne Calvary

1977-80           Huntingdon First (ending 1/15/1980)

1980-82           Chambersburg First (beginning1/15/1980)

1982-86           Spry Otterbein

1986                retired

 

Note: Paul H. Kleffel is the son of Harry C. Kleffel and a brother to John B. Kleffel.



 

KLEINFELTER, EMANUEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1856    license
1874    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:



 

KLINE, DANIEL PETER

Born: 9-11-1848  Troxelville PA                                married: Miriam Eyer
Died: 9-6-1900                                                            obit: Nebraska Conference ME 1943,1073

 

1874    license
1876    ordained deacon
1878    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: Nebraska Conference ME 1900,68

 

1874-75           York circuit
1875-76           Center circuit
1876-78           Jersey Shore
1878-81           Sugar Valley
1881-84           Buffalo
1884-87           Columbia circuit
1887                transfer to Platte River Conference

1891                transfer to Nebraska Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1891-92           Garrison

1892-95           Waco

1895-96           Arborville

1896-99           Surprise

1899-00           Utica


 

KLINE, EDWIN NEWTON

 

Born: 1-14-1873  Liverpool PA                                  married: Carlotta Mae Grissinger
Died: 7-19-1971                                                          obit: [1875 – 3/13/1941]

                                                                                    married2: Belle T.

                                                                                    obit2: [5/7/1871 – 6/4/1962]

1896    quarterly conference license, Selinsgrove ME

1900    license, Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
1902    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
1904    ordained elder, Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Interment: Lake Carroll Cemetery, Hillsborough County FL
Obit:

                       

1899-00           Camptown

1900-01           South Danby

1901-03           Litchfield

1903-04           Scranton Ash Street

1904-05           Glen Lyon

1905-06           Auburn

1906-07           Maine NY

1907                transfer to Dakota Conference ME (apparently in and out without an appointment)

1907                transfer to Detroit Conference ME

1907-08           Newberry

1908                withdrew

                        “transfer” to Presbyterian Church

1915-16           Stephentown

1919-20           Mountain Top

1925                “transfer” to the Central PA Conference of the Evangelical Church, page 61

1925-26           Alberton
1926-27           Buffalo Valley
1927                “transfer” to Presbyterian Church

1931-32           Erie Belle Valley

1937-38           Middlefield Center NY

1938-40           Laurens NY

 

Note: A biographical sketch for Edwin N. Kline appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 356.  His service in the Presbyterian Church involved at least the following Presbyteries: Otsego, Albany, Northumberland, Lackawanna.  The years given for the Presbyterian service include only the years he was known to have been at those locations – expanding the years at each location to eliminate the apparent gaps is not possible from the information at hand.  Mrs. Kline is buried in the Brooksville Cemetery in Brooksville FL.  The headstone includes the name and birth years for Edwin Newton Kline – but the death date is not cut into the stone.  Edwin is buried with his second wife in Lake Carroll Cemetery, located at the north end of Lake Carroll on Armenia Avenue, owned by and a ministry of Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church.



 

KLINE, LEWIS ELLERMAN

 

Born: 3-30-1898  Elliottsburg PA                               married: Ivy May Brighton
Died: 11-8-1969  Hallam PA                                      obit:

                                                                                    married2: Edith Backel Horn [1942]

                                                                                    obit2: 2003,384

1926    license, East Pennsylvania Conference, recommended by Charlton
1928    ordained deacon
1930    ordained elder

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Wrightsville PA
Obit: 1970,381

 

1926-27           Manada Furnace, Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
1927-28           East Point
1928-35           Sonestown
1935-41           Howard
1941-60           Hellam
1960-66           Dorsey

1966                retired

                             chaplain, Pleasant Home in York County

 

Note: The second Mrs. Kline (nee Backel) was the widow of a Mr. Wilton Sylvester Horn.


 

KLINGEMAN, HARRY ALBRIGHT

 

Born: 5-6-1900  Mahanoy City PA                            married: Elizabeth Ann Pettee
Died: 3-18-1984  Philadelphia PA                              obit: 1971,374

                                                                                    married2: Irene B. Lucas

                                                                                    obit2: 1986,429

1921    license, East Pennsylvania Conference, recommended by Mahanoy City Salem
1934    ordained deacon

1936    ordained elder

 

Interment: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Lycoming County PA
Obit: 1984,378

 

1932-38           York Zion
1938-43           Williamsport Grace
1943-49           Baltimore Trinity
1949-60           Bellefonte Trinity
1960-62           Lewisburg
1962-68           Jersey Shore

1968                retired

                             1974-77  First Baptist Church, Gloucester City NJ

 


 

KLINGER, CHARLES LEROY

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1950    license, recommended by Lewistown Grace
1955    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1955-61           Lewisberry
1961-62           Houserville
1962-68           Mount Nittany

1968-79           South Williamsport Grace

1979-87           associate, Hummelstown Trinity

1987-92           Berwick Bower Memorial

1992                retired

 


 

KNAUB, MELVIN.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1899    license

Interment:
Obit:



 

KNISLEY, BRUCE FRANCIS

 

Born:                                                                           married: Ruth _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1941    license, recommended by Windsor Emmanuel
1947    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1942-46           Baltimore St. Matthew's
1946-48           Baltimore St. Matthew's and St. John's
1948-52           Baltimore St. Matthew's
1952-56           Manchester-Yorkshire
1956-70           Yorkshire

1970-78           Lewisburg Beaver Memorial

1978-85           Hanover Grace

1985                retired

 

Note: Bruce F. Knisley is the grandfather of Kenneth M. Loyer of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.


 

KOHLER, JOHN HENRY

 

Born: 8-22-1884  York County PA                            married: Matha Augusta Gilbert
Died: 7-15-1919  Big Horn River MT                        obit: [2/14/1891 – 8/9/1963]

 

1911    license
1913    ordained deacon
1915    ordained elder, Nebraska Conference

 

Interment: Broadview MT
Obit: [Nebraska Conference 1938,17]

 

1911-13           Liverpool

1913                transfer to Nebraska Conference

1916-19           Broadview MT

 

Note: A complete obituary for John H. Kohler is given in the 8/6/1919 issue of The Evangelical, page 20.


 

KOHR, EMANUEL R.

 

Born: c1824  York County PA                                   married: Matilda Haines
Died: 1894  Lewisburg PA                                         obit: 1915,63

 

1844    license
1846    ordained deacon
1848    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg PA
Obit: [1915,64]

 

1844-45           Gettysburg circuit
1845-47           Perry
1847-49           Columbia
1849-51           Buffalo
1851-53           Cumberland
1853-54           Leesburg
1854-55           York Queen Street
1855-56           York circuit and station
1856-57           Hagerstown
1857-58           Perry
1858-62           superintendent, Center District
1862-66           superintendent, Baltimore District
1866-70           superintendent, Susquehanna District
1870-71           superintendent, Baltimore District
1871-72           on leave
1872-74           Buffalo
1874-75           White Deer
1875-76           superintendent, Baltimore District
1876-79           superintendent, Carlisle District
1879-80           superintendent, Juniata District
1880-83           superintendent, York District
1883-86           located
1886-88           Williamsport Market Street
1888-91           Williamsport Newberry
1891                retired

 

Note: A complete obituary for Emanuel Kohr is given in the 8/29/1894 issue of The Evangelical, page 276.


 

KOONS, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1882    license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:



 

KOONTZ, ELIAS WASHINGTON

 

Born: 8-8-1834  Frederick County MD                      married: Sarah Anne Steffy
Died: 6-1-1903                                                            obit: 1929,87

 

1872    license, Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church
1882    ordained deacon

1890    ordained elder

 

Interment: Bethel Cemetery at Greer’s Point, Perry County PA
Obit: 1904,60

 

1872-75           Woodbury [Baltimore Otterbein Memorial] mission

1875-77           Bendersville circuit

1877-79           living in Arendtsville

1879                withdrew, page 15

1880                transfer to Central PA Conference of the Evangelical Association, page 7

1888-91           Milesburg
1891-93           Bellefonte Mission
1893-96           Millmont
1896-98           Nittany Valley
1898-00           Liverpool
1900-03           Fishing Creek [Keystone, Perry County]
1903                retired

 

Note: Elias W. Koontz is the father of Samuel E. Koontz.



 

KOONTZ, SAMUEL EDWARD

 

Born: 12-19-1867  Carroll County MD                      married: Ollie S. Harter
Died: 11-4-1932  Lewistown PA                               obit: 1943,86

 

1889    license, recommended by Lemont
1891    ordained deacon
1893    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mount Rock Cemetery, near Lewistown PA
Obit: 1933,76

 

1889-90           Milesburg
1890-91           Nittany Valley
1891-194         Wayland
1894-98           Williamsport Grace
1898-01           Patterson
1901-03           Spring Mills
1903-07           New Berlin
1907-11           Winfield
1911-14           Bloomsburg
1914-19           York St. Paul
1919-23           Berwick North
1923-29           Lewistown Grace
1929-32           Newport

 

Note: Samuel E. Koontz is the son of Elias W. Koontz.


 

KOPP, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1843    license
1846    ordained deacon
1851    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1844-45           Indiana circuit
1845-46           Clarion
1846-47           Virginia
1847-49           located
1849-50           Venango
                        located and moved west

 


 

KOPP, LAMAR W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Jean McClintock
Died:                                                                           obit: Baltimore-Washington Conf 2009,649

 

1948    license, recommended by York Christ
1952    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1947-54           Baltimore
1954-70           Hebbville

1970                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1970-76           Hebbville

1976-85           Hagerstown Otterbein

1985-89           Washington DC Metropolitan Memorial

1989                retired



 

KRAUSE, ABRAHAM

 

Born: 6-27-1823  near Selinsgrove PA                       married: Lovina Barber
Died: 8-21-1893  Williamsport PA                             obit: [12/4/1827 – 12/3/1896]

 

1848    license
1852    ordained deacon
1854    ordained elder

 

Interment: Williamsport PA
Obit: 1894,55

 

1850-51           Center
1851-52           Lycoming
1852-54           York circuit
1854-56           Center
1856-58           Baltimore McEldery Street
1858-60           Shrewsbury
1860-62           Middleburg
1862-64           Lycoming
1864-66           Baltimore McEldery Street
1866-68           York circuit
1868-70           Loganville
1870-71           York circuit
1871-73           Lycoming
1873-76           Williamsport Market Street
1876-77           McClure circuit
1877-78           Middleburg
1878-79           York circuit
1879-82           Lycoming
1882                retired

 

Note: Abraham Krause is the father of Mary Alice Krause Schleh, wife of G.H. Schleh.  An obituary for Abraham Krause is given in the 9/20/1893 issue of The Evangelical, page 303.  Mrs. Krause is the daughter of James Barber.  A complete obituary for Lovina Barber Krause  is given in the 12/23/1896 issue of The Evangelical, page 415.

 


 

KREAMER, AARON W.

 

Born: 12-6-1844 Centre County PA                           married:
Died: 3-16-1888                                                          obit:

 

1867    license
1869    ordained deacon
1871    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1867-68           Middle Creek
1868-69           Boalsburg
1869-70           Muncy
1870-72           Big Spring
1872-74           Conewago
1874-76           Jarretsville
1876-77           Liverpool
1877-79           Luzerne
1879                transfer to Kansas Conference

1879-80           Pratt County

1880-82           Jewell City

1882                located on account of throat trouble

 

Note: Aaron W. Kreamer is the son of John Kreamer.  A complete obituary for Aaron W. Kreamer is given in 5/9/1888 issue of The Evangelical, pages 162-163,


 

KREAMER, DANIEL L.

 

Born: 8-27-1824  Millheim PA                                   married: Mary Magdalene Condo
Died: 10-21-1900                                                        obit: [d. 10-14-1858]

                                                                                    married2: Margaret Jane Hummer [1860]

1846    license                                                             obit2: Illinois Conference 1911,44
1849    ordained deacon
1851    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1846-47           Buffalo
1847-49           York circuit
1849-51           Gettysburg
1851-52           Union
1852-54           Baltimore McEldery Street
1854-56           Baltimore Green Street
1856-58           Center
1858-59           agent, Union Seminary at New Berlin PA
1859-60           York Queen Street
1860-62           Baltimore McEldery Street
1862                transfer to Illinois Conference

1862-64           Freeport

1864-68           located

                             1867-68  Yellow Creek circuit

1868-70           Brookville circuit

1870-71           Peoria

1871-77           located

1877-79           Cedarville circuit

1879-82           Brookville

1882-85           Davis

1885                retired

                             1890  Black Oak (6 months)

 

Note: A complete obituary for Margaret Jane Hummer Kreamer is given in the 11/30/1910 issue of The Evangelical, page 762.


 

KREAMER, J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1847    license
1849    ordained deacon
1851    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 



KREAMER, JOHN

 

Born: 1817                                                                  married: Sarah Rishel
Died: 8-14-1886  Canada KS                                     obit: [1/3/1816 – 7/14/1892]

 

license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment: Evangelical Cemetery, Canada KS
Obit: [Kansas Conference 1929,8] as KRAMER

 

1839-41           Lancaster circuit
1841-42           Lehigh
1842-44           Milford
1844-46           Lykens
1846-48           Lehigh
1848-49           Clinton
1849-51           Perry
1851-52           Shrewsbury
1852-54           York circuit
1854-56           Lycoming
1856-57           York
1857-67           Located
1867-69           Middle Creek
1869-71           Lycoming
1871-73           Williamsport German
1873-74           Baltimore McEldery Street
1874-76           Loganville
1876-79           Brush Valley
                        transfer to Kansas Conference

1879-84           ?

1884-86           Canada KS

 

Note: John Kreamer is the father of Aaron W. Kreamer.  Mrs. Kreamer is a sister to David Rishel and to Susan Rishel Orwig (wife of Bishop W.W. Orwig) and Rachel Rishel Kehr (wife of Daniel Kehr).  A complete obituary for Sarah Rishel Kreamer is given in the 9/21/1892 issue of The Evangelical, page 303. 


 

KREAMER, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license
1858    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

KRECKER, JOSEPH WILLLARD

 

Born: 11-6-1898  Friedensburg PA                            married: Grace Griffith Drake
Died: 10-29-1992                                                        obit: 1986,430

 

1922    license, East Pennsylvania Conference, recommended by Schuylkill Haven Grace
1926    ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference
1929    ordained elder

 

Interment: Red Lion PA
Obit: 1993,462

 

 

1927-31           Williamsport Grace
1931-39           York Christ
1939-47           Red Lion
1947-67           editor, Telescope-Messenger and Church and Home

1967                retired

                             1969  Mount Joy Glosbrenner (7 months)

                             1970  Elizabethtown St. Paul’s (6 months)


 

KREIDLER, CLAIR C.

 

Born: 8-19-1906  Yoe PA                                           married: Anne R. Hess
Died:                                                                           obit: 1996,417

 

1930    license, recommended by Yoe Christ
ordained deacon
1934    ordained elder

 

Interment: Yoe Union Cemetery, Yoe PA
Obit: 1996,418

 

1930-34           Bryansville
1934-38           Craley
1938-39           York Bethlehem
1939-53           Lewistown Grace
1953-59           Carlisle First
1959-70           superintendent, Southern District

1970-73           superintendent, York District

 

 


 

KRESGE, Alfred Shick

 

Born: 8-10-1855  McMichaels PA                                          married: Savannah Brong

Died: 1-19-1941  Myersdale PA                                             obit: East Pennsylvania Conference EA 1909,42

                                                                                                married2: Alice Elizabeth Grier

1886    license, East Pennsylvania Conference EA                obit2: [d. 1936]
?          ordained deacon                                                         married3: Eva Ford
1892    ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference EA    obit3:

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA
Obit:

 

White Haven

Reading

Pottsville

York

Shamokin

Lehighton

Williamsport

“transfer” to Reformed Church, Iowa Classis

Conesville IA

Plymouth IN

transfer to Somerset Classis

Wills Creek

Hyndman

1930                retired

                             Rockwood

                             Myersdale

 

 

Note: Alfred S. Kresge is the father of Rev. Seward R. Kresge of the Reformed Church.


KRING, SAMUEL BAUMGARDNER

 

Born: 10-6-1827  Elton PA                                         married: Mary Ann Stull
Died: 7-28-1893  Decatur IN                                     obit: [12/7/1830 – 9/27/1894]

 

1850    license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment: Hicksville OH
Obit:

 

1850-51           Somerset
1851-52           Center
                        transfer to Pittsburgh conference

 

Note: Samuel B. Kring is the son of Conrad Kring (1800-1887) of the Ohio Conference and the father of Savilla Kring Poling, wife of Charles C. Poling (1859-1947) of the Oregon-Washington EUB Conference and president of Western Union College.  Samuel’s grandfather (Conrad’s father) George Kring lived in Morrison’s Cove and was converted under Jacob Albright.  According to Satapleton’s 1908 Flashlights on Evangelical History, page 189, Savilla Kring Poling was the first female evangelist in the Evangelical Church.


 

KUHNS, W.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1873    license

Interment:
Obit:



 

KURTZ, FREDERICK

 

Born: 2-26-1839  Germany                                         married: Magdalena Wurster
Died: 1-1-1906  Brooklyn NY                                    obit: Atlantic Conference 1916,16

 

license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn NY
Obit: [Atlantic Conference 1923,4]

 

1863-64           Buffalo
1864                transfer to Michigan Conference
                        transfer to Wisconsin Conference

1871-72           Waukesha Salem
1872-73           Baltimore Green Street, Central Pennsylvania Conference   
1873                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1873 -76          Baltimore Green Street
1876                charter member of the Atlantic Conference

1876-77           Baltimore Green Street

                        A list of subsequent appointments has not yet been reconstructed.

1879                Philadelphia Emanuel

1905                Brooklyn NY

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Frederick Kurtz is given in Ohms’ 1985 History of the Atlantic Conference, page 20.  He is the father of Rev. Arthur Kurtz (1880-1925), affiliation unknown, and of Margretha Kurtz Eggar, wife of Rev. Frederick Eggar (1858-1933), affiliation unknown.  The dates for Mrs. Kurtz, not given in the conference obituary, are 6/14/1842 – 2/14/1916.



 

KURZ, FERDINAND A. JR.

 

Born: 6-9-1912                                                            married: Margaret H. Prince
Died: 7-15-2004                                                          obit:

 

1934    license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 
1938-39           Scranton
1939-46           Grover and East Point

1946-48           Cumberland

1948-49           without appointment

1949                “transfer” to New York Conference of the Congregational Christian Church

 

1979                Wayland NY

 

Note: The archives has a biographical file on Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand A. Kurz.  Each year the Rev. Ferdinand Kurz Fire/EMS Community Service Award is presented to a Wayland-Cohocton NY high school senior.

 


 

KUTZ, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1874    license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: