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MAICE, GEORGE LINCOLN

 

Born: 1-1-1863  near Berrysburg PA              married: Lucretia Mabel Babcock
Died: 1-12-1943  Middletown CT                              obit: 1936,79

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Fulcomer

1887    license, recommended by Hughesville            obit2: 1957,80
1890    ordained deacon
1892    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hughesville PA
Obit: 1943,86

1888-89           Luzerne
1889-91           Washingtonville
1891-94           Juniata
1894-97           Scranton
1897-98           Muncy Valley
1898-01           York circuit
1901-05           Lewisberry
1905-09           Felton
1909-13           Brooklyn MD.
1913-17           Hebbville MD
1917-22           Dallastown
1922-27           Hanover
1927-30           Burham
1930                retired

 

Note: George L. Maice is the brother of J.H. Maice.  At the time of their marriage, the second Mrs. Maice was Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Brown Fisher Fulcomer, widow of Edward A. Fulcomer.


 

MAICE, JOHN HENRY

 

Born: 1-13-1854  Berrysburg PA                                married: Rebecca Minerva Zimmerman
Died: 10-?-1910  Berrysburg PA                                obit: [d. 6/?/1898]

                                                                                    married2: Rebecca Louisa Karvel

1898    license                                                             obit2: [d. 1/1/1919]
1907    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment: Berrysburg PA
Obit: 1911,49

 

1898                licensed, Blind Evangelist

 

Note:  J.H. Maice is the brother of George L. Maice and the father of Hattie Dora Maice Snyder, wife of Samuel A. Snyder.  The Blind Man, the autobiography of J.H. Maice, was published by the United Evangelical Publishing House in 1904.


 

MALLORY, L.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

                        Des Moines Conference

1920                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 56

 


Note: L.S. Mallory was received as a “local preacher on trial.”  He apparently was never listed or appointed as a local pastor.  In 1925 he appears to be living in Altoona and supplying Evangelical pulpits as a guest preacher, possibly as a preacher in the Church of God.  The first name may be Leonard


 

MANBECK, J.F.

 

Born: 1-13-1837                                                          married:
Died: 9-26-1872                                                          obit:

 

1864    license
1870    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Bakers Church Cemetery, Snyder County PA
Obit: [1883,95]

 

1868-69           Lycoming
1869-70           Clinton
1870-71           Loganville
1871

 


 

MANEVAL, HARRY PETER

 

Born: 5-16-1885  Williamsport PA                             married: Thursa Pequignet
Died: 10-11-1954  Windsor PA                                  obit: 1976,156

 

1914    license, East Pennsylvania Conference EA
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment: Madisonburg PA
Obit: 1955,84

 

1914-17           East Point
1917-23           Penns Valley

1923                transfer by denominational union to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1923-25           Sugar Valley
1925-28           Warrensville
1928-30           East Prospect
1930-37           Avis
1937-46           Ringtown

1946-53           Millhein

1953-54           Windsor Emmanuel

 


 

MARKEL, EARL P.

 

Born: 10-2-1888  Centre County PA                          married:
Died: 1934                                                                  obit:

 

1910    license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1913-15           Perry circuit

1915-16           Liverpool (ending 9/15, see 1916,49)

1916                living in Yeagertown


 

MARKLEY, ABRAHAM

 

Born: 12-16-1829  Bucks County PA                        married: Susan Hood
Died: 4-17-1912                                                          obit: East Pennsylvania Conf UE 1912,63

 

1871    license, East Pennsylvania Conference
1874    ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference
1876    ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:
Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference UE 1913,60

 

1872-73           Seneca Falls NY, Central Pennsylvania Conference
1873-74           located                       

1874                return to East Pennsylvania Conference

                        Lancaster circuit

                        Dauphin circuit

                        Plymouth mission

                        Philadelphia Ninth Street mission

                        Pottstown and Royersford

 1896-              Lykens and Wiconisco

                        Spring City

 

Note: Prior to 1871 Abraham Markley was a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church.


 

MARKLEY, LEWIS PIERRE

 

Born: 10-11-1890 Cumberland County PA                married: Ruth Fanus Beitman
Died: 6-4-1970                                                            obit: 1984,391

 

1920    license, recommended by Lemoyne Grace
1923    ordained deacon
1925    ordained elder

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Harrisburg PA
Obit: 1970,382

 

1921-22           Berkeley Springs
1922-25           Idaville
1925-30           Bryansville
1930-34           located
1934-39           Salladasburg
1939-40           Sonestown
1940-43           Berkeley Springs and Morgan
1943-48           Felton
1948-54           Howard
1954-56           Buffalo Valley
1956                retired
                            1956-58  Buffalo Valley

 


 

MARLAND, J.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

Interment:
Obit:

 

1851-52           Clinton
1852                located

 


 

MARLOW, WILLIAM R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary Elizabeth Strom
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1947    license, recommended by Baltimore Olive Branch
1956    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1946-49           student, Albright College in Reading PA

1949-53           counselor, boys’ high school in Hyderabad India

1953-56           student, Yale Divinity School in New Haven CT

1956-59           Cumberland Charge
1959-68           chaplain, Albright College in Reading PA

1968-71           faculty, Albright College in Reading PA

1971                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1971-92           faculty, Albright College in Reading PA

1992                retired


 

MARTIN, OSCAR GRAYBILL

 

Born: 12-30-1883  Snyder County PA                       married: Mary Elizabeth Dreese
Died: 6-8-1965  Mt. Pleasant Mills PA                      obit:

 

1909    license, recommended by Fremont of the Port Trevorton charge
?          ordained deacon
1914    ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference EA

 

Interment: St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Mills PA
Obit: 1965,110

 

1909-11           Mifflin
1911-13           Spring Mills
1913-17           Sugar Valley
1917-18           Wayne
1918-20           Port Trevorton
1920-23           located, served as supply pastor

1923                transfer by denominational union to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1923-49           located, served as supply pastor
1949-50           East Stone Arabia, New York Conference
1950-52           Dressler's Ridge
1952-56           Freeburg
1956                retired


 

MATSUDA, MOTOI

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

Interment:
Obit:

 

1884                withdrew

 

Note: The 1884 journal, page 9, reports the following: “Motoi Matsuda, a native Japanese preacher engaged in our Missionary work in Japan, having during the year taken a secular position in the pay of the Japanese Government, and having surrendered his license, it was resolved that his name be stricken from the rolls of this Conference to which he belonged.”


 

MATHIAS, L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1872    license
1874    ordained deacon
1876    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1873-74           Buffalo
1874-76           located
1876-77           Lairdsville
1877-78           Millerstown
1878                withdrew

 


 

MAUE, RAYMOND P.

 

Born: 1880                                                                  married: Carrie S. Stevens
Died: 1-8-1936  Hazleton PA                                     obit: [d. 9/2/1949]

 

1904    license
1907    ordained deacon
1909    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hazleton PA
Obit: Illinois Conference 1936,38

 

1905-06           Williamsport Grace
1906-08           Stuben NY
1908-09           Yoe and York Princess Street
1909                transfer to Illinois Conference

 


 

MAXWELL, A.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1873    license
1889    license, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1893    ordained, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

 

Interment:
Obit:

                       

1874-75           Northumberland Mission
1875-78           located
1878-79           Duboistown
                        located
1886                surrendered license and withdrew from the Church

1889                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1889-90           assistant, South Williamsport mission

1890-91           Liverpool

1891-93           Huntingdon & Juniata

1893-94           Huntingdon

1894-95           Philipsburg

1895-98           Port Matilda

1898-00           New Paris

1900-01           located, living in New Paris

1901                no longer listed

1904                surrendered license and withdrew from the Church

 

 


 

MAY, LEWIS

 

Born: Germany                                                           married:
Died: 1865  Warrensville PA                                      obit:

 

license
1852    ordained deacon
1854    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: [1883,95]

 

1851-52           Hollidaysburg Mission
1852-53           Center
1853-54           Clinton
1854-56           Union
1856-58           Wilkes-Barre Mission
1858-60           York circuit
1862-64           Middle Creek
1864-65           Lycoming

 


 

MAYER, FREDERICK F.

 

Born: 9-18-1861  Creswell PA                                   married: Sarah Keemer
Died: 1933 near West Milton PA                               obit: [d. 1903]

                                                                                    married2: Dana Girton

1893    license, recommended by York Trinity                                                                       obit2: 1944,80
1895    ordained deacon
1897    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1934,74

 

1893-94           Craleyville
1894-97           Tunkhannock
1897-01           Ransom
1901-04           Susquehanna & West Clifford
1904-05           located

1905-08           Unityville

1908-10           located

1910-11           Unityville
1911-13           Wapallopen
1913-14           located
1914-18           Penns Creek
1918-21           Port Trevorton
1921-23           Keystone
1923-26           Howard
1926                located

 


 

MAYS, JOHN BENTON

 

Born: 11-4-1883  Ruhl MD                                        married: Rosanna Wilhelm
Died: 11-9-1968                                                          obit: 1972,403

 

1910    license, recommended by New Freedom
1912    ordained deacon
1917    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Freeland MD
Obit: 1969,209

 
1910-14           Harford
1914-19           Warrensville
1919-26           White Deer
1926-33           Jersey Shore
1933-34           Hanover
1934-39           Bellefonte
1939-51           Williamsport Trinity
1951-54           Burnham
1954-56           Warrensville Charge
1956                retired

                             1956-61  Salladasburg



 

McCACHRAN, J.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1876    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

1915                name erased, page 57


 

McCAMEY, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1877    license
1882    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1878-79           Catawissa circuit
1879-80           Kingston mission
1878                located

 

 


 

McCARTY, JOHN

 

Born: 3-22-1822 near Somerset PA                            married: Elizabeth Ann  Boyd
Died: 3-15-1897  Willoughby OH                              obit: Pittsburgh Conference ME 1911,100

 

1847    license
1848    ordained deacon

1854    ordained elder, Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Interment:
Obit: Pittsburgh Conference ME 1897,56

 

1847-48           Venego
1848-49           Indiana
1849-50           located

1850                “transfer” to Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1850-52           Georgeville

1852-54           Glade Run

1854-56           Ligonier

1856-57           Mount Pleasant and West Newton

1857-59           Murraysville

1859-61           Allegheny circuit

1861-63           Columbiana OH

1863-64           Freedom

1864-66           Agent, Mount Union College

1866-67           located

1867-68           Goshen and Benton

1868-69           Damascusville

1869-70           Beaver Falls

1870-71           retired

1871-73           Unionville and Concord

1875-76           Wood’s Run

1876-78           Dayton

1878-79           retired

1879-81           Penn

1881                retired

 

Note: This surname is also given as McCARTNEY.


 

McCLEARY, LEON ALLEN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Edna _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1959    license, recommended by Red Lion St. Paul’s1965   ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1959-61           White Deer
1961-66           Blue Mountain

1966-71           Mifflinburg

1871-81           York Grace

1981-87           Mt. Wolf Otterbein

1987                retired


 

McCRAY, R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

 

1812-13           “new”


 

McCULLOH, CHARLES WESLEY JR

 

Born: 12-9-1937  Lancaster PA                                  married: Judith A. Bixler
Died: 5-31-2008                                                          obit:

 

1964    license, recommended Carlisle First
1971    ordained deacon
1999    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 2009,425

 

1964-68           CastaneaFarrandsville

1968-70           Uriah – Mt. Tabor – Idaville

1979-72           Uriah

1972-81           Riverside

1981-84           Towanda

1984-95           Good Shepherd Community

1995-06           York Trinity

2006                retired

                             2006-08  Loganville (beginning 9/2006)

 

Note: Charles W. McCulloh Jr is the son of Charles W. McCulloh Sr and the grandson of Rev. William McCulloh of the Brethren in Christ Church.  He is also the father of Gwendolyn McCulloh Steiner, wife of Roger Steiner of the Lutheran Church.



 

McCULLOH, CHARLES WESLEY SR

 

Born: 8-7-1908  Morrison IL                                      married: Miriam Caroline Musser
Died: 1-3-1998                                                            obit: 1991,484

 

1931    license, recommended by Grantham District, Brethren in Christ
1948    ordained elder, Brethren in Christ Church

 

Interment: Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville PA
Obit: 1998,443

 

1931-41           assistant, Manheim Brethren in Christ in Manheim PA

1941-58           Fox Hollow Brethren in Christ in Montoursville PA
1958-59           Cross Roads Brethren in Christ in Mt. Joy PA
1959                “transfer” to the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the EUB Church

1959-63           Keystone-Perry Charge
1963-68           Beavertown

1968-71           Pennsdale

1971-78           Renova

1978                retired

                             1978-88  Waterville

 

Note: Charles W. McCulloh Sr is the son of Rev. William McCulloh of the Brethren in Christ Church and the father of Charles W. McCulloh Jr.



 

McCURDY, S.O.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1881    license

1884    ordained [J.O. McCurdy]

Interment:
Obit:

 

Note: An S.O. McCurdy was granted credentials in the East Pennsylvania Conference in 1887.


 

McGAW, J.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1860    license
1862    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1860-61           Buffalo
1861-62           Perry
1862-63           Leesburg
1863-64           Liverpool
                        located and later withdrew from the Church

 

Note: This name is also given as J.W. McGAW.

 


 

McKESSON, JOHN M.

 

Born: York County PA                                               married: Nancy A. _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1849    license
1851    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1849-50           Columbia
1850-51           Preston circuit
1851-53           ?

1853                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1853-54           English missionary to the West

 

Note:  J. M. McKesson was appointed in 1853 to establish an English work in the West.  June 28 he arrived in McDonough County IL and began his labors.  He laid the foundations for the English work in western Illinois and eastern Iowa.  Owing to ill health he did not continue the second year, and the Illinois Conference was asked to take charge of the work, owing to a scarcity of preachers in the Pittsburg Conference. 

     James M. McKesson became a medical doctor and about 1862 was one of the founding pioneers of Lancaster [now Lincoln] Nebraska and of a Methodist school there.  He is a brother of pioneer Evangelical minister Samuel W. McKesson (also born in York County PA) of Kansas and Nebraska.  Samuel’s son J.F.C. McKesson was a prominent attorney and statesman who wrote on the history of Lincoln and Nebraska.

 


 

McLANE, MOSES

 

Born: 1820  Millersburg PA                                        married: Magdalena _____
Died: 5-10-1902  Kansas City MO                             obit: [1830 – 1/14/1889]

                                                                                    married2: Amy Grimes [1891]

license                                                                         obit2: [1848-1914]
1842    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Dwight IL
Obit:

 

1841-42           York circuit
1842-43           Bedford
1843-44           Baltimore circuit
1844-45           York circuit
1845                located

 

Note: This surname is also given as McLAIN, McLEAN and McLEHN.  Moses McLane is a brother to Noah McLane and Simon McLane.  The conference archives contain a McLane family biographical file.

 


 

McLANE, NOAH JAMES

 

Born: 8-5-1822  Millersburg PA                                 married: Mary Elisabeth Hertz
Died: 11-20-1869  Kankakee IL                                 obit: [12/3/1826 – 10/15/1914]

 

1848    license, East Pennsylvania Conference
1850    ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference
ordained elder

 

Interment: Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee IL
Obit:

 

1848-49           Lehigh circuit

1849-51           Milford circuit

1851-52           Lancaster circuit

1852                transfer to Illinois Conference

1852-53           Peru circuit

 

Note: This surname is also given as McLAIN, McLEAN and McLEHN.  Noah McLane is a brother to Moses McLane and Simon McLane.  He died of pneumonia, caught while circuit-riding when his horse fell through the ice.  The conference archives contain a McLane family biographical file.

 


 

McLANE, SIMON

 

Born: 7-18-1818  Millersburg PA                               married: Rachel Long
Died: 3-4-1882  Kankakee IL                                     obit: [12/18/1824 – 12/28/1903]

 

license
1843    ordained deacon
1845    ordained elder

 

Interment: Grand Prairie Cemetery, Bonfield IL
Obit:

 

1842-43           Lycoming
1843-44           Somerset
1844-45           Clarion
1845-46           Bedford
1846-47           Venango
1847-48           Gettysburg
1848-49           Perry
1849                located

 

Note: This surname is also given as McLAIN, McLEAN and McLEHN.  Simon McLane is a brother to Moses McLane and Noah McLane.  The conference archives contain a McLane family biographical file.

 


 

McLAUGHLIN, JARRETT BURR

 

Born: 6-10-1879  Harford County MD                      married: Alma C. Harrison

Died: 8-28-1962  Lewisburg PA                                obit: 1969,212

 

1906    license, recommended by Tabernacle on the Bryansville charge
1910    ordained deacon
1912    ordained elder

 

Interment: Dallastown Cemetery, Dallastown PA
Obit: 1963,101


1906-09           Goodwill
1909-11           Rebersburg
1911-15           Pennsdale
1915-20           Random
1920-27           Lycoming
1927-31           Enola
1931-35           Dallastown
1935-36           Manchester
1936-46           West Nanticoke

1946-51           Burnham

1951                retired

 


 

MEADS, N.T.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died: 1891/2                                                               obit:

 

1874    license

Interment:
Obit: 1892,41

 

Note: N.T. Meads was a local preacher in York County.

 


 

MEISSNER, D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

                        Methodist Episcopal Church

1850                transfer to the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association


 

MELOY, JOURMAN BEALE

 

Born: 7-17-1876  near Port Royal PA                        married: Pearl May Roy

Died: 12-16-1951  Lewistown PA                             obit: Central PA Conference ME 1935, 243

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Mildred Bonham Search

1897    license                                                             obit2:

?          ordained, Upper Iowa Conference of the United Evangelical Church

 

Interment: New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference ME 1952, 203

 

1899                transfer to Upper Iowa Conference

1899-23           Upper Iowa Conference

1923-24           ?

1924-26           Liverpool, Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1926                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1926-29           Mifflinville-Lime Ridge

1929-30           Trevorton-Irish Valley (moved to McConnellsburg in mid-year)

1930-32           McConnellsburg (came from Trevorton in mid-year 1929-30)

1931-32           Mill Hall

1932-26           North Bend-Farwell

1936-37           Manor Hill

1937-39           Benton

1939-40           Berwick Calvary

1940-41           Conyngham

1941-45           Bloomingdale

1945-47           Freeland Parish

1947-49           Orbisonia

1949                retired

 


 

MENTZER, JUNIOR C.

 

Born: 4-24-1926                                                          married: Sylvia _____
Died: 4-18-2007                                                          obit:

 

1956    license, recommended by Blue Rock UBOC
1973    ordained deacon, Indiana North Conference
1976    ordained elder, Indiana North Conference

 

Interment: Selinsgrove PA
Obit: [2008,395]

 

1957-61           student, Huntington College in Huntington IN

1961-63           student, Huntington Seminary in Huntington IN

                             1961-63  Pleasant Grove, Indiana North Conference EUB

1963                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference EUB
1963-65           Keystone-Perry

1965-67           Walkersville MD

1968                “transfer” to United Church of Christ

1969-72           Zieglerville

1972                “transfer” to North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church

1972-75           Huntington County South Parish

1975                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1975-77           Penns Creek

1977-79           Balls mills – Rose Valley

1979-81           Mount Hope

1981-83           Axeman – Weaver

1983-85           Delta – Bryansville

1985-86           Mifflin Trinity

1986-88           Loganville

1988                retired

                             1988-90  associate, Enders – Powell’s Valley

                             1990-99  Dressler’s Ridge



 

MERGENTHALER, GUY R.

 

Born: 3-17-1893                                                          married: Jessie Irene Mundis
Died: 1-?-1966                                                            obit: [1/3/1892 – 6/?/1979]

 

1915    license
1921    ordained deacon
1923    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:


1922-27           Windsor
1927-32           Lock Haven
1932-34           Dushore
1924                located

 


 

MESSINGER, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 10-26-1850  Danville PA                                  married: Mary Lovina Reichard
Died: 5-22-1916  Hanover PA                                    obit: 1923,83

 

1879    license
ordained deacon
1883    ordained elder

 

Interment: Berwick Cemetery, Berwick PA
Obit: 1917,70

 

1879-80           Nittany Valley
1880-82           Susquehanna
1882-84           West Clifford
1884-85           New Columbia
1885-86           Waller
1886-89           Hughesville
1889-91           Luzerne
1891-94           Scranton
1894-97           Carlisle
1897-99           Milton
1899-01           Bloomsburg
1901-03           Scranton
1903-07           superintendent, York District
1907-11           superintendent, Lewisburg District
1911-14           Williamsport St. Paul
1914-15           Jersey Shore
1915-16           Hanover

 

Note: J.W. Messinger is the father of Mae Messinger Kiess, wife of H. Kiess.

 


 

MESSNER, CHARLES STEWARD.

 

Born: 1881                                                                  married: Pearl May Pettit
Died: 1956                                                                  obit: 1911,50

                                                                                    married2: Grace Viloa Bixler

1908    license, recommended by West Berwick        obit2: [1895-1976]
1910    ordained deacon
1912    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1908-11           Morgan circuit
1911-12           Hanover circuit
1912-15           McClure
1915-18           Lewisberry
1918-22           Nittany Valley
1922-26           Sonestown
1926-27           Lopez
1927                “transfer” to the Lutheran Church

 

Note: Some sources give this person as Charles STEWART Messner born 1883, but the above information is taken from a family record supposedly completed by Charles S. Messner himself.


 

METFESSEL, F.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license
1864    ordained deacon
1866    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1862-63           Cumberland
1863-65           Lycoming
1865-66           Cherry circuit
1866-68           Harford
1868-69           Baltimore circuit
                        transfer to Iowa Conference

 

Note: One source suggests that F.C. Metfessel is the father of Rev. Newton Samuel Metfessel (1876-1925) of the Presbyterian Church.



 

METZGER, DAVID M.

 

Born: 8-17-1863  Linden PA                                      married:
Died: 6-15-1920  Williamsport PA                             obit:

 

1887    license
1889    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment: State Road Church Cemetery, Lycoming County PA
Obit: 1921,68

 

1887-88           Middleburg
1888-93           Baltimore Olive Branch
1893-95           Wrightsville
1895-00           faculty, Lafayette Seminary in Lafayette OR

1900-13           faculty, Dallas College in Dallas OR

1913-20           faculty, Western Union College in LeMars IA

 

Note: A brief biography is given in Poling's 1938 History of the Evangelical Church in Oregon and Washington, page 278. 

 


 

MICKEY, MILLARD ORION

 

Born: 6-20-1909  Pitcairn PA                                     married: Beatrice Noble Brownlee
Died: 6-25-1981                                                          obit: [8/31/1919 - ?]

 

1927    quarterly conference license

1931    license, recommended by Bradenville UB

1937    ordained elder, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: East Prospect Cemetery, East Prospect PA
Obit: 1981,336

 

1928-30           Waukesha
1930-32           Three Springs
1932-36           Industry
1936-42           Zion
1942-47           Bellwood
1947-51           Liverpool

1951                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1951-62           Liverpool
1962-72           East Prospect

1972                retired

                             1972-78  assistant, Red Lion St. Paul’s

 


 

MILES, ELMER F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1923    license, recommended by Ransom

 

Interment:
Obit:



 

MILLER, CHARLES

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1846    license
1848    ordained deacon

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1846-47           Virginia
1848-49           Bedford
1849-450         Morgan
1850                located

 


 

MILLER, D.W.

 

Born: 8-18-1832  York County PA                            married:
Died: 1-6-1904  Williamsport PA                               obit:

 

1857    license
1860    ordained deacon
1861    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1904,60

 

1857-58           Columbia
1858-59           Luzerne
1859-60           Harford
1860-61           Cumberland
1861-62           Luzerne
1862-64           located
1864-65           Center
1865-66           Middle Creek
1866-68           Liverpool
1868-70           Perry
1870-72           Port Trevorton
1872-73           Baltimore circuit
1873-75           McClure
1875-77           Middleburg
1877-79           Williamsport circuit
1879-82           Williamsport Market Street
1882-84           Jersey Shore circuit
1884-85           White Deer
1885-88           Lycoming
1888-89           located
1889-90           Seneca
1890-95           located
1895-96           Spring Mills
1896-99           East Point
1899                retired

 


 

MILLER, FRED

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1849-50           Cumberland
                        located

 


 

MILLER, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                                                  married:

Died:                                                                                                  obit:

 

1809       ordained elder

Interment:
Obit:

 

 


 

MILLER, GEORGE L.

 

Born: 3-2-1910  near West Milton PA                        married: Ruth Helen Cotner
Died: 8-4-1964                                                            obit: 2002,364

 

1933    license, recommended by Mt. Zion
 ?         ordained deacon
1940    ordained elder

 

Interment: White Deer Cemetery, Union County PA
Obit: 1965,106

1936-37           Hughesville
1937-38           Penns Creek
1938-40           Cearfoss
1940-44           Sonestown
1944-49           Warrensville
1949-53           Windsor
1953-55           Houserville
1955-63           Winfield
1963-64           Williamsport Heshbon Park

 


 

MILLER, GLEN ARTHUR

 

Born: 10-15-1937                                                        married:
Died: 6-22-2009  Waynesboro PA                             obit:

 

1963    license, recommended by Ringtown
1966    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1963-69           Buffalo Valley Charge

1969-83           Greencastle

1983                withdrew to united with another denomination, page 327

 

Note: Glen A. Miller is the son of Paul M. Miller.  Glen A. Miller was the founding pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Greencastle on 4/10/1983 and served as senior pastor of that congregation until his death.


 

MILLER, JOSEPH HARRIS

 

Born: 8-14-1902  Milton PA                                       married: Dora Mary DeWire.
Died: 2-?-1968                                                            obit: 1993,465

 

1928    license, recommended by Milton First

1930    ordained deacon

1932    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1968,125

 

1928-31           Yoe
1931-36           Baltimore St. John
1936-43           York St. Paul
1943-53           Carlisle
1953-58           Lock Haven
1958-60           Milton First
1960-64           Lewistown Grace

1964-68           Berwick St. Paul

 

Note: Mrs. Miller is a sister to Harry DeWire.



 

MILLER, J.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1853-54           Lycoming
1854-55           Baltimore McEldery Street
                        transfer to Wisconsin Conference

 

Note:  According to the 1828-1973 roster Blake’s 1973 history of United Methodism in Wisconsin, page 319, there is no record of J.C. Miller in Wisconsin.

 



 

MILLER, J.G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1851-52           Union
                        transfer to Pittsburgh Conference


 

MILLER, J.L.

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1887    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1885                received from the United Brethren Church as a local deacon, page 22
1885-88           Bendersville circuit
1888-89           Center Hall circuit
1889-91           Hagerstown circuit
1891                deposed from the ministry and expelled from the Church, pages 17 & 22

 


 

MILLER, L.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1908    license
1910    ordained deacon
1912    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:


1908-11           Hagerstown circuit
1911-16           Wellsville
1916-19           Spring Mills
1919-24           Salladsburg
1924-26           Grover
1926-28           Port Trevorton
1928                located

 


 

MILLER, LEONARD MICHAEL

Born: 5-17-1896  Loganville PA                                married: Ada Clara Swengel
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1917    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

Note: Leonard M. Miller graduated from York Collegiate Institute in 1916 and from Albright College in 1920.  He was an educator in Harrisburg.  Mrs. Miller is the daughter of Uriah F. Swengel.



MILLER, PAUL MONROE

 

Born: 1-17-1902  Marysville PA                                 married: Lucy Marie Swartz
Died: 4-15-2000  Greencastle PA                               obit: 2000,352

 

1931    license, recommended by Salem (Keystone-Perry charge)
1933    ordained deacon
1935    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mazeppa Union Cemetery, Mazeppa PA
Obit: 2000,351

 

1931-32           Liverpool
1932-35           Rebersburg
1935-39           Sonestown
1939-42           Avis
1942-46           Avis and Salladasburg
1946-48           Mexico
1948-59           Newport
1959-67           Ringtown

1967                retired

 

Note: Paul M. Miller is the father of Glen A. Miller.

 


 

MILLER, S. SILAS

 

Born: 6-1-1895  near Freeland MD                            married: Justa E. Reehling
Died: 6-25-1932  York PA                                         obit: 1969,213

 

1922    license, recommended by Ruhl
1924    ordained deacon
1926    ordained elder

 

Interment: New Freedom Cemetery, New Freedom PA
Obit: 1933,74

 

1922-26           Cearfoss
1926-32           York Zion

 

Note: S. Silas Miller is a brother to Ethel Miller Teter, wife of Lester E. Teter.



MILLER, VERNON EBY

 

Born: 3-30-1905  Baltimore MD                                married: Myrtle Irene Dayhoff
Died: 5-10-1994                                                          obit: Baltimore Conference 1988,387

 

1930    license, recommended by Walbrook Memorial
1932    ordained deacon
1934    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: Baltimore-Washington Conference 1994,515

 

1930-39           Baltimore St. Matthew
1939-56           Baltimore Faith

1956-66           Rodgers Forge

1966-68           Baltimore Trinity

1968                retired

     1970  transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

 

Note: Vernon E. Miller is the father of Rev. Vernon D. Miller of the Presbyterian Church.

 


 

MINSKER, HARRY

Born: 6-15-1867  near Dauphin PA                            married: Lulu L Ward
Died: 2-11-1950                                                          obit: 1945,84

 

1888    license
1893    ordained deacon
1895    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1950,94

 

1891-92           South Williamsport
1892-95           Dushore
1895-98           Espy
1898-02           West Nanticoke
1902-06           Nuremberg
1906-07           Danville
1907-11           Lock Haven mission
1911-15           Baltimore Olive Branch
1915-19           Baltimore Bethany
1919-26           York Grace
1926-29           Baltimore Grace
1929-34           Marysville
1934-35           Yorkana
1935-36           Dallastown and Bittersville
1936-39           Dallastown and Yoe
1939                retired 

 

Note: Harry Minsker is the son of William Minsker.

 


 

MINSKER, WILLIAM

 

Born: 4-27-1839  near Dauphin PA                            married: Ellen Fite
Died: 11-17-1912  Baltimore MD                              obit: 1935,83

 

1871    license, East Pennsylvania Conference
?          ordained deacon
1890    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1913,69

 

1888-89           Perry
1889-91           Liberty
1891-92           Sonestown
1892-95           Waller
1895-96           Cumberland
1896-98           Big Spring
1898-12           located

 

Note: William Minsker is the father of Harry Minsker.

 


 

MITCHELL, ROBERT PAUL

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:


1948    ordained elder, Church of the Nazarene

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

                        Denton MD

                        Harrisburg PA

                        Nazareth PA

1961                “transfer” to the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the EUB Church

1961-65           student, Lycoming College

                             1961-65  Pennsdale

1965-68           Taneytown MD

1968-70           New Bloomfield
1970                located, page 98

 


 

MIZENER, CALVIN CRAWFORD

Born: 7-16-1876  near Loganton PA                          married: Bertha B. Stamm
Died: 12-8-1952                                                          obit: 1955,86

 

1900    license, recommended by Loganton
1903    ordained deacon
1905    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1953,78

 
1901-05           Mifflinburg
1905-09           Wayland
1909-12           Grover
1912-16           White Deer
1916-19           Alberton
1919-23           Hughesville
1923-28           Altoona Grace
1928-34           Wrightsville
1934-35           State College
1935-39           Berwick St. Paul

 


 

MOORE, BENJAMIN LUTHER

 

Born: 9-20-1880  Hagerstown MD                             married: Esther May Hepner
Died: 5-13-1973  Dallastown PA                               obit:

 

1901    license, recommended by Hagerstown St. Paul's
1903    ordained deacon
1905    ordained elder

 

Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Enola PA
Obit: 1974,426

 

1901-02           Big Spring
1902-04           Juniata
1904-08           Mt. Holly Springs
1908-10           Hellam
1910-13           Mechanicsburg
1913-18           Enola
1918-22           located
1922-26           Mt. Rock
1926-32           Wellsville
1932-39           Cumberland
1939-56           Yoe-Dallastown
1956                retired

 


MOORE, CHARLES D.

 

Born: 5-20-1862  Slocum PA                                     married: Sadie Della McCarty
Died: 5-5-1922                                                            obit: 1935,86

 

1886    license
1887    ordained deacon
1889    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hughesville Cemetery, Hughesville PA
Obit: 1923,77

 

1886-87           Waller

1897-90           West Clifford

1890-93           located

1893-97           Columbia circuit

1897-00           Scranton

1900-03           Cumberland

1903-07           Yorkana

1907-10           York Zion

1910-14           Danville

1914-16           Burnham

1916-17           New Columbia

1917-19           Hughesville

1919-22           Alberton

 


 

MORRIS, JOSEPH F.

 

Born: 5-12-1845  Freeland MD                                  married:
Died: 8-30-1928                                                          obit:

 

Interment: Zion Cemetery, Dorsey MD
Obit: 1929,84

 

1911                “transfer” to the “Evangelical” Church

1911-15           Baltimore Bethany

1915-24           Dorsey
1924                located

Note: Joseph F. Morris was supposedly credentialed in the Methodist Episcopal Church.  The 1911-15 service at Baltimore Bethany is stated in his obituary, but this church is unknown.  He first appears, without explanation, in the Central Pennsylvania Conference journals in 1915.  His obituary names him JOSEPH H. MORRIS.

 


 

MORGANTHALER, J.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1883    license

 

Interment:
Obit:



 

MORRIS, THOMAS M.

 

Born: 11-2-1837  Maryland                            married: Eliza C. Hartman
Died: 5-11-1890  Williamsport PA                 obit: [4/17/1842 – 1917]

 

license
1864    ordained deacon
1866    ordained elder

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA
Obit: 1891,43

 

1862-63           Lycoming
1863-84           Middleburg
1864-65           Montour
1865-67           Perry
1867-69           Luzerne
1869-70           Blockhouse
1870-73           Dushore
1873-74           Hagerstown
1874-75           Marysville
1875-77           Port Trevorton
1877-79           Loganville
1879-81           Baltimore circuit
1881-82           White Ground
1882-83           Milesburg
1883-84           Milesburg
1884-86           Sugar Valley
1886-88           Williamsport St. John
1888-89           Williamsport Market Street
1889                retired

 

Note: An obituary for Thomas M. Morris also appears in the 6/25/1890 edition of The Evangelical, page 207.  Some sources give his birthplace as Reading PA.  The Morris family appears to have roots in Loganton PA.


 

MORRIS, W.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1888    license
1894    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

MOUNTZ, SAMUEL M.

 

Born: 12-8-1858  Cumberland County PA                 married: Abbie Strohm [4/24/1885]
Died: 1938                                                                  obit: [1859-1950]

 

1883    license
1884    ordained deacon
1886    ordained elder

 

Interment: Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Holland PA
Obit:

 

1882-83           Big Spring circuit
1883-85           Leesburg
1885-86           Center circuit
1886-88           Juniata circuit
1888                “transfer” to the Lutheran Church

1889-91           Lairdsville [Susquehanna Synod]

1891-95           Montgomery [Susquehanna Synod]

1895-97           ?

1897-00           McKeesport St. John’s [Pittsburgh Synod]

1900-03           assistant, Butler First English [Pittsburgh Synod]

1903-04           ?

1904-22           New Holland Trinity [Lancaster Conference]

1922-               York Springs [West Pennsylvania Synod]

                        West Camp NY

 

Note: A picture and biographical sketch of Samuel M. Mountz appear in the published history of the Trinity Lutheran Church of New Holland, page 94, and in the 1925 History of the West Pennsylvania Synod, page 287. A picture also appears in the 1917 History of the Susquehanna Synod, page 20.


 

MOWRER, B.K.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license,  East Pennsylvania Conference
1921    granted deacon credentials

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1893-95           White Haven

1895-11           living in Columbia as a local deacon

1911                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference as a local deacon, page 24

1911-12           Dorsey
1912-14           Hanover circuit
1914-21           located
1921                “transfer” to Lutheran Church

                        New Baltimore St. Paul’s

 

Note: This name is also gives as B.K. MAURER

 


 

MOWRY, HERMAN W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1920    license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:



 

MOYER, CHARLES R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1957    license, recommended by Yoe
1960    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1960-61           Paxtonville
1961-62           Heshbon Park, Williamsport
1963-65           without appointment

1965                no longer listed

 


 

MOYER, FRANK HEBREW

 

Born: 7-6-1893  Freeburg PA                                     married: Florence Mabel Neitz
Died: 9-1-1965  Danville PA                                      obit:

 

1921    license, recommended by Hagerstown St. Matthews
1923    ordained deacon
1925    ordained elder

 

Interment: Witmers Cemetery, Snyder County PA
Obit: 1966,143

 

1921-27           West Nanticoke
1927-28           Liberty
1928                retired

 

Note: Frank H. Moyer retired early for health reasons and became an active member at Milton First.

 


 

MOYER, IVAN WILLARD SR.

 

Born: 9-22-1902  Trout Run PA                                 married: Freda Pauline Webster
Died: 12-6-1971  Lakeland FL                                   obit: [10/19/1904 – 2/19/1973]

 

1926    license, recommended by Williamsport First
1928    ordained deacon
1930    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1972,393

 

1926-28           Salladasburg
1928-31           Montoursville
1931-35           Berwick St. Paul
1935-41           Mechanicsburg
1941-46           Glen Rock
1946-58           York Christ
1958-64           Berwick Bethany

1964-66           Mifflinburg St. Paul’s

1966                retired

 


 

MOYER, IVAN WILLARD, JR.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1952    license, recommended by York Christ

1957    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1954-57           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

     1954-57  youth pastor, Dayton First

1957-62           Park Forest Village and Lemont

1962-66           Park Forest Village

1966-69           counseling center staff, Ohio State University

1969-70           staff, Ohio Department of Mental Hygiene and Corrections

1970-95           staff, Delaware County campus of Penn State University

1995                retired

 


 

MOYER, JACK DALE

 

Born:                                                                           married: Carol _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1958    license, recommended by Lewisburg St. Paul
1964    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1958-59           Castanea-Farrandsville
1959-64           student

                             1959-60  assistant, Park Presbyterian Church in Newark NY

                             1960-62  West Walworth, New York Conference

                             1963-64  Eldorado OH, Miami Conference

1964-66           Port Trevorton

1966-73           chaplain, US Army

1973-73           Enola First

1978-85           Lewisburg Beaver Memorial

1985-90           Northumberland Christ

1990-92           Harrisburg Harris Street

1992-95           Altoona Fairview-Grace

1995-97           Altoona Broad Avenue-Fairview-Grace

1997                retired

 


 

MOYER, WILLIAM HENRY SR

 

Born: 11-30-1919  near Shamokin PA                        married: Betty Jean Kerstetter
Died: 10-23-2001  Harrisburg PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2010,172

 

1949    license, recommended by Shamokin St. John’s

1954    ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Indiantown Gap Memorial Cemetery, Indiantown Gap PA
Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2002,365

 

1949-53           Port Carbon Grace

1953-54           Lehighton, Big Creek, Middle Creek

1954-56           Lehighton, Big Creek, Weissport

1956-58           Mount Carmel St. Paul

1958-69           Sunbury Albright

1969-70           Middletown Evangelical

1970                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1970-76           Middletown Evangelical

1976-81           Harrisburg Mount Calvary

1981-85           York Grace

1985                retired

 

Note: William Henry Moyer Sr. is the father of William H. Moyer Jr of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.


 

MUMEY, SOLOMON S.

 

Born: 5-18-1867  near Mainville PA                           married: Eva Lehner Cox
Died: 10-30-1957                                                        obit: 1949,99

 

1888    license
1891    ordained deacon
1893    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1958,94

 

1889-91           Muncy Valley
1891-93           Luzerne
1893-95           Danville
1895-98           West Nanticoke
1898-02           Espy
1902-03           West Nanticoke
1903-05           Mifflin
1905-09           Hughesville
1909-10           Williamsport St. Paul

1910                transfer to Oregon Conference
1910-12           Portland

1912-16           superintendent, Salem District

1916-20           superintendent, Oregon Conference

1920-21           Salem

1921                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1921-24           superintendent, orphanage at Lewisburg
1914-28           Northumberland
1928-29           Bellefonte
1924-33           Bloomsburg
1933-37           Hummels Wharf
1937-38           Hughesville
1938                retired

 


 

MURRAY, W.F.

 

Born: Washington County MD                                  married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1922    license

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1922-23           Berkeley Springs WV (did not finish the year)

1923                no longer listed

 


 

MUSSELMAN SAMUEL OLIVER.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Carrie Fulton
Died:                                                                           obit: [died in Kansas]

                                                                                    married2: Anna Gensler

1875    license                                                             obit2:

Interment:
Obit:

 

1875-76           Nittany Valley

1876                transfer to Kansas Conference

1881                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1892                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1895                withdrew

 

Note: S.O. Musselman is a brother to Anna A. Musselman Reeser, wife of James C. Reeser.

 


 

MUSSER, JOHN SABASTIAN

 

Born: 3-29-1808  Centre County PA                          married: Maria Meese
Died: 1-9-1887                                                            obit: [2/15/1805 – 12/4/1883]

 

?          license
1837    ordained deacon
?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Paradise Cemetery, near Millheim, Centre County PA
Obit:

                                   

1835-36           Schuylkill circuit
1836-38           Lycoming
1838-39           Lykens circuit
1839-40           Columbia
1840-56           located
1856-57           Clinton
1850-60           Middle Creek
1860-61           Lycoming
                        located

Note: John Sebastian Musser gave the land for the historic Paradise [a.k.a. Musser’s] Evangelical Association church near Millheim.  His mother was the daughter of Lutheran pastor Ludwig A. Ilgen (1759-1823).