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RAFFENSPERGER, CHARLES IRVING

 

Born: 10-12-1872  Perry County PA                          married: M. Pearl Stambaugh
Died: 3-6-1950  Newport PA                                     obit: 1956,81

 

1900    license, recommended by Pleasant Point on the Perry circuit
1902    ordained deacon
1904    ordained elder

 

Interment: New Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield PA

Obit: 1950,95

 

1899-00           Perry circuit
1900-02           Hagerstown
1902-04           Hagerstown & Cherry Run mission [Cearfoss charge]
1904-05           Newport
1905-08           Hellam
1908-09           Mt. Holly Springs
1909-13           Baltimore Grace 
1913-18           Williamsport First 
1918-23           Berwick Bower Memorial 
1923-25           superintendent, Williamsport District
1925-30           York Bethlehem 
1930                Winfield (ending 6/30)

1930                retired (beginning 6/30)

 

Note: Charles I. Raffensperger is the father of Clifford I. Raffensperger and John G. Raffensperger.

 


 

RAFFENSPERGER, CLIFFORD I.

 

Born:                                                               married:
Died:                                                               obit:

 

1918    license

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

Note: Clifford I. Raffensperger is the son of Charles I. Raffensperger and brother of John G. Raffensperger.


 

RAFFENSPERGER, JOHN G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died: 7-21-1953                                                          obit:

 

1920    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

Note: John G. Raffensperger is the son of Charles I. Raffensperger and brother of Clifford I. Raffensperger.


 

RAIDABAUGH, PETER W.

 

Born: 3-9-1849  Lewisburg PA                                  married: Sarah W. Walter
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1869    license
1871    ordained deacon
1873    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1869-70           Block House
1870-71           Columbia
1871-72           Buffalo
1872-75           Glen Rock
1875-76           White Deer
1876-77           Danville
1877-78           North Danville
1878-79           Danville
1879-80           located
1880-83           York King Street 
1883                superintendent, Lewisburg District (resigned)
1883-87           editor, The Living Epistle and English Sunday School literature [Cleveland OH]

1887-88           assistant editor, English Sunday School literature

1888                transfer to Ohio Conference

1888-89           located

1889-91           pastor, Friends Church in Cleveland OH

1891                withdrew to join the Friends [Quaker] Church

1891-03           editor of various denomination publications

1903-13           editor of various denomination publications and pastor, Friends Church in Bridgeport IN

 

Note: P.W. Raidabaugh left the Evangelical denomination because of the denominational split.  He continued as a pastor and editor of denominational material for the Friends Church.  The 1914 History of Hendricks County, pages 688-691, gives a biographical sketch and picture of Rev. and Mrs. Peter W. Raidabaugh.  He is the author of Fighting Giants, The Pilgrims and other Sunday School library books.


 

RAKER, WILLIAM LARUE

 

Born:                                                                           married: Marilyn _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1956    license, recommended by Williamsport St. John's
1960    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1957                Warrensville
1958                Penn's Creek
1960-62           Columbia circuit
1962-65           Bellefonte Grace

1965-70           Baltimore Olive Branch (did not finish last year)

1970                Rodgers Forge (started before conference)

1970                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1970-76           Rodgers Forge

1976-85           Fallston

1985-92           Oxon Hill

1992-00           Baltimore Arnolia

2000                retired

 

Note: William L. Raker is the author of the Evangelical portion of the 1968 Miller-Raker Histories of the Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania Conferences.



 

RANK, JACOB

 

Born: 1816                                                                  married:
Died: 7-12-1905                                                          obit:

 

1837    license
ordained deacon
1842    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1838-39           Crawford
1839-40           Somerset
1840-41           Indiana
1841-42           Bedford
1842-44           Warren
1844-46           Clarion
1846-47           Indiana circuit
1847-49           Somerset
1849-51           Indiana circuit
1851-52           Bedford
1852                charter member of Pittsburgh Conference

1852-53           Clearfield County

1853-57           superintendent, Allegheny District

1857-58           Harmony circuit

1858-60

1860-64           Harmony circuit

                        transfer to Des Moines Conference

           

Note: Jacob Rank is the grandson of Jacob Albright, founder of the Evangelical Church.  His mother Sallie Albright Rank (Mrs. Noah) was the only daughter of Jacob and Catherine Cope Albright.

 


 

REAM, HENRY H.

 

Born: 1840                                                                  married: Caroline Elizabeth Jones
Died: 1924                                                                  obit: [10/12/1842 – 8/30/1895]

                                                                                    married2: Nellie L. Butler [1/13/1897]

1863    license                                                             obit2: [3/31/1866 – 8/?/1935]
1870    ordained deacon
1872    ordained elder

 

Interment: Borden – Elk Creek Cemetery, Woodhull NY
Obit:

 

1867-68           Liverpool
1868-69           Middle Creek
1869-71           York circuit
1871-73           Hagerstown circuit
1873-74           Dushore
1874-76           Wilmot
1876                located
                        withdrew from the Church

 

Note:  Henry H. Ream appears to have located to care for his first wife, who became an invalid in 1876 and survived until 1895.  After the death of his first wife, he appears to have served Baptist churches in northern Pennsylvania and southern New York.

 


 

REARICK, ADAM

 

Born:                                                                           married: Julia Ann Gross
Died: 1905                                                                  obit:

 

1859    license
1861    ordained deacon
1863    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference EA 1906,33

 

1860-61           Lycoming
1861-63           Cherry
1863-65           Blockhouse
1865-66           Shrewsbury
1866-68           Baltimore McEldery Street 
1868-69           York Queen Street 
1869-70           Washington DC.
1870-71           Baltimore McEldery Street 
1871-73           Union circuit
1873-76           Jersey Shore

1876                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1876-78           ?

1878-79           located

1879                removed from the ministry
1888                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1888-90           Brush Valley
1890-92           East Liberty
1892                located

                        transfer by denominational split to the East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

1895-96           Williamsport Market Street and superintendent, Central District

1896-97           Williamsport Market Street

1897-00           Philadelphia Germantown

1900-01           Germantown and Hatfield

1901-03           Easton

1903                retired, living in Warren PA


 

REDEKER, CHARLES EDWARD

 

Born: 2-21-1871  Philadelphia PA                              married: Bessie Robina Gates
Died: 1955                                                                  obit:

 

1896    license
1900    ordained deacon
1902    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1898-99           Milton circuit
1899-00           Baltimore
1900-03           Hebbville
1903-04           Morgan circuit
1904                credentials granted

1911                moved to Vancouver BC

                        moved to Detroit MI

 

Note: Charles E. Redeker was the organizer and first national president of the BPOE in Canada and is the author of the 1937 Early History of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland.


 

REED, ISAAC YOUNG

 

Born:                                                                           married: Emma H. Clark
Died:                                                                           obit: [d. 1934]

 

1862    license
1864    ordained deacon
1866    ordained elder

 

Interment: Jacksonville Evangelical Cemetery, Walnut Bottom PA
Obit:

 

1863-64           Perry
1864-66           Gettysburg
1866-68           Big Spring
1868-70           Cumberland
1870                located
                        withdrew from the Church

 

Note: Isaac Y. Reed became a homeopathic physician and practiced in Chambersburg from about 1872 to about 1876.  He reportedly practiced in Carlisle before that and in Leesburg, where he is said to have died, after that.

 


 

REED, JAMES P.

 

Born:  Milroy                                                              married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1937    license
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:


1939-43           Mount Rock

1943-46           chaplain, US Army

1946-49           Liberty

1949-52           State College

1952-54           without assignment, living in State College

1954-56           Union circuit (ending Dec 1956)

1956-59           without appointment, living in State College (beginning Dec 1956)

1959                located, page 101

 

Note: James P. Reed performed a wedding 2/11/1961 at Trinity UCC in Turbotville PA.


 

REEN, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

 

Born: 6-23-1836  near Liverpool PA                          married: Deborah Jane Wright [12/25/1866]
Died: 6-16-1893  Isabella County MI                        obit: [3/28/1849 - ?]

 

1875    license
1881    ordained deacon

 

Interment: West Hesperia Cemetery, Oceana County MI
Obit:

 

Note: C.C. Reen never received an appointment, and he moved to Michigan in 1883.  He appears to have served as a local preacher in both Pennsylvania and Michigan.


 

REESER, ADAM L.

 

Born: 9-15-1831  near Dushore PA                            married: Anna Mary Seitz
Died: 2-23-1906  Lewisburg PA                                obit: 1886,13

                                                                                    married2: Elizabeth Miller

1853    license                                                             obit2: 1935,86
1855    ordained deacon
1857    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1906,70

 

1853-54           Columbia
1854-55           Shrewsbury
1855-56           Luzerne
1856-57           Union
1857-59           Cumberland
1859-60           Perry
1860-62           York Queen Street 
1862-64           Union
1864-69           located
1869-70           Conewago
1870-71           Lock Haven circuit
1871-72           Jersey Shore
1872-75           suprintendent, Carlisle District
1875-78           superintendent, Lewisburg District
1878-83           superintendent, Williamsport District
1883                located

 

Note: Adam L. Reeser is the brother of William Reeser and is the father of James C. Reeser.  An obituary for A.L. Reeser appears in the March 7, 1906, issue of The Evangelical, page 157.


 

REESER, GEORGE LEROY

 

Born: 3-8-1893  Warrensville PA                               married: Alda Ada Simmons
Died: 3-6-1963                                                            obit: 1977,271

 

1913    license, recommended by Mt Zion on the Warrensville charge
1915    ordained deacon
1917    ordained elder

 

Interment: Riverview Cemetery, East Prospect PA
Obit: 1963,103


1913-15           Unityville
1915-18           Columbia circuit
1918-21           Hanover circuit
1921-27           Yorkana
1927-30           Hebbville
1930-40           Mifflinburg

1940-52           East Prospect

1952                retired

 



REESER, JAMES CLINTON

 

Born: 7-16-1856  New Berlin PA                               married: Anna A. Musselman
Died: 6-11-1930  Mechanicsburg PA                         obit: 1939,85

 

1877    license, recommended by Lewisburg
1879    ordained deacon
1881    ordained elder

 

Interment: Churchtown, Cumberland County PA
Obit: 1931,74

 

1877-78           Cumberland
1878-79           Nittany Valley
1879-81           Newberry
1881-84           Williamsport Bennett Street 
1884-87           Hagerstown
1887-89           Newport and Patterson
1889-91           Big Spring
1891-94           Carlisle
1894-95           Hagerstown
1895-99           Berwick
1899-03           York Trinity 
1903-07           superintendent, Carlisle District
1907-11           superintendent, Center District
1911-15           Lewistown Grace 
1915-19           Berwick North 
1919-20           York St. Paul 
1920-22           Hanover
1922-27           Burnham
1927                retired

 

James C. Reeser is the son of A.L. Reeser and a nephew of William Reeser.

 


 

REESER, WILLIAM JOHN

 

Born: 11-8-1816  Union County PA                                      married: Sarah [Sallie] G. Martin
Died: 8-30-1906                                                                      obit: [9/16/1819 – 7/18/1891]

 

1844    license
1847    ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment: Colley Cemetery, Sullivan County PA
Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference EA 1907,42

 

1844-45           Lycoming
1845-46           Buffalo
1846-47           Perry
1847-64           located
1864-65           Harford
1865-67           Conewago
1867-68           Hagerstown circuit
1868                located           
                        withdrew

 

Note: Williams Reeser is the brother of Adam L. Reeser and an uncle to James C. Reeser.  Following the 1894 denominational split, William Reeser identified with the East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association.  He located to settle on his father’s farm in Sullivan County.  Later he moved to Colley and lived, at the age of 86 years, with his daughter, Mrs. Winfield Potter of Lopez.

 


 

REICHARD, LEMUEL S.

 

Born: 7-13-1865  York County PA                            married: Florence Lavinia Hayward
Died: 2-13-1938  Baltimore MD                                obit:

 

1888    license, recommended by Trinity Church on the Chanceford circuit
?          ordained deacon
?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Baltimore MD
Obit:

 

1890-93           Wrightsville
1893-97           Baltimore Olive Branch 
1897-01           Baltimore Grace 
1901-05           Glen Rock
1905-06           Lewisburg
1906                “transfer”  to Presbyterian Church

 

Note: Lemuel S. Reichard appears to have relocated to California.  Mrs. Hayward was born in MD about 1875.


 

REICHLEY, O.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Laura C. _____ [9/28/1897]
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1897    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

Note: O.W. Reichley is from Kratzerville, Snyder County.


 

REITER, EDWARD NATHANIEL

 

Born: 1-7-1924                                                            married: Grace Patterson
Died: 8-29-2001  Sidman PA                                     obit:

 

1953    license, recommended by Pottersdale Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

1956    ordained, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

 

Interment: Richland Cemetery, Johnstown PA
Obit: 2002,370

 

1953-56           student, Houghton College in Houghton NY

    1953-56  Riceville CMA, West Valley NY

1956-58           student, Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore KY

1958-60           Paramus Community Church, Paramus NJ

1960-61           faculty, Christian School in Fall River MA

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

1961-68           Paxtonville

1968-87           Milton St. Andrews

1987                retired

    1987-94  Hendrickson-Mooresburg

 


 

REITMIRE, W.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1873    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

1873                Jersey Shore
                        located

 

 

Note: This surname is also given as REITMEYER.


 

REMALY, FRANCIS EMERSON

 

Born: 6-25-1890                                                          married: Mary Erma Bieber
Died: 7-22-1997                                                          obit: 1984,392

 

1916    license, recommended by Mazeppa
1918    ordained deacon
1920    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: [1998,423]

 

1916-18           Wapwallopen
1918-22           Lopez
1922-26           Baltimore Grace 
1926-33           Berwick Memorial 
1933-43           Carlisle
1943-51           superintendent, York District
1951-58           York St. Paul's
1958                retired
                             1959-75  associate, Carlisle First

 


 

REMER, SIMON P.

 

Born: 5-24-1847  near Lewisburg PA                         married: Martha Alice Flick
Died: 9-14-1924  York PA                                         obit: 1913,70

                                                                                    married2: Carrie McCreary

1868    license                                                             obit2:
1870    ordained deacon
1872    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1925,77

 

1868-69           Hughesville
1869-71           Orangeville
1871-72           Glen Rock
1872-74           Leesburg
1874-77           Columbia
1877-79           Dushore
1879-81           Milton
1881-82           located
1882-85           Bloomsburg
1885-86           White Deer
1886-88           located
1888-90           Lewistown
1890-93           Newport and Marysville
1893-94           Baltimore Memorial 
1894-98           Alberton
1898-99           Williamsport St. Paul 
1899-02           superintendent, Center District
1902-06           superintendent, Williamsport District
1906-07           superintendent, Center District
1907-09           Lemoyne
1909-11           Hanover
1911-15           Red Lion
1915-20           Juniata
1920-23           retired

 


 

REYNOLDS, JESSE

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1879    license

Interment:
Obit:



 

RHOADS, HAROLD MOYER JR

 

Born: 1-14-1906  Pottstown PA                                 married: Frances Ellis
Died: 10-30-1978  Zanesville OH                              obit:

 

1931    license, recommended by Willow Grove, Christian & Missionary Alliance
1933    ordained elder, Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1937-58           National Evangelist Youth & Children 

1958                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the EUB Church
1958-63           Beavertown
1963-66           Rebersburg

1966-68           Nescopeck

1968                retired

 

Note: Harold M. Rhoads is a brother to the wives of two ministers in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church: sister Alice is married to Rev. James L. Stahl (1911-1996), and sister Ruth is married to Rev Neil E. Fye (1915-2003).


 

RHOADS, WILLIAM WESLEY

 

Born: 9-17-1842  Chester County PA                        married:
Died: 3-31-1914  Sayre PA                                        obit: 1907,58

 

1863    license
1871    ordained deacon
1873    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1915,50

 

1870-71           Lycoming
1871-73           Hughesville
1873-75           Luzerne
1875-78           Wyoming
1878-81           Columbia
1881-84           Shrewsbury
1884-87           Milmont
1887-89           Perry
1889-92           Leesburg
1892-94           Hebbville
1894-97           New Berlin
1897-01           Center Hall
1901-02           Grover
1902-04           Dillsburg
1904-07           Mexico
1907-11           Howard
1911-12           West Nanticoke
1912-14           Lopez

 

Note: W.W. Rhoads is the author of the gospel song “One Look at the Cross,” #72 in the 1885 Gospel Jewels for Sabbath Schools.

 


 

RICKER, JOHN HENRY

 

Born: 5-1-1876  Berkley County WV                                    married: Minerva Reed
Died: 10-29-1938  near Norristown PA                                 obit: [11/19/1881 – 11/7/1953]

 

1908    license, recommended by Carlisle First
1910    ordained deacon
1912    ordained elder

 

Interment: Laureldale Cemetery, Reading PA
Obit: 1939,85

 

1908-11           Hanover circuit
1911-13           Lewisberry
1913-16           New Berlin
1916-17           McClure circuit
1917-20           Williamsport circuit
1920-24           Lock Haven mission
1924-25           Hellam
1925-27           Danville
1927-30           Columbia circuit
1930                located

 


 

RICKETS, J.R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1903    license

Interment:
Obit:



 

RIDALL, ARCHIE FREDERICK

 

Born: 1-4-1894  near Berwick PA                              married: Hazel Mae Smith
Died: 7-1-1996                                                            obit: [2/11/1896 – 3/?/1987]

 

1932    license, recommended by Nescopeck Free Methodist Church
1946    ordained elder, Free Methodist Church

 

Interment:
Obit: 1998,445

 

1944-50           Putnam Valley NY
1950-54           White Haven PA

1954                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the EUB Church
1954-61           Leesburg
1961-69           South Williamsport Christ

1969                retired

                             1969-1986  Outlet PA, Free Methodist



 

RIMERT, JOHN MARLYN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Charlotte _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1950    license, recommended by Lewisburg St. Paul's
1955    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1949-50           Lewisburg Congregational-Christian Church, Lewisburg
1951-54           Union circuit
1954-56           Pennsdale
1956-62           Mount Rock
1962-68           Selinsgrove

1968-74           Berwick St. Paul

1974-84           State College St. John’s

1984-91           Middletown Wesley

1991                retired

                             1992-93  interim, State College St. Peter’s UCC

                             1994-96  interim, Bellefonte St. John’s UCC

                             1996-97  Philipsburg Trinity

                             1997        Allport Gethsemane

                             1997-99  interim, Center Hall Trinity UCC

                             2001-02  State College St. Peter’s UCC

                             2004-06  State College St. Peter’s UCC

                             2006       Mt. Nittany (Feb – Jun)


 

RISHEL, DAVID

 

Born: 1817                                                                  married: Catharine Crotzer
Died: 1847                                                                  obit: [7/9/1817 – 1/10/1866]

 

1842    license
1844    ordained deacon
1846    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1842-43           Columbia
1843-44           Clarion
1844-45           Somerset
1845-47           Union
1847-48           Pittsburg mission

 

Note: David Rishel is a brother to Rachel Rishel Kehr (wife of Daniel Kehr), to Susan Rishel Orwig (wife of Bishop W.W. Orwig) and to Sarah Rishel Kreamer (wife of John Kreamer).

 


 

RISHEL, G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license
1857    ordained deacon

 

Interment:
Obit:



 

RISHEL, PETER HARPINE

 

Born: 1837 Columbia County PA                              married: Abigail Heimbach
Died:                                                                           obit: [5/18/1835 – 4/24/1917]

                                                                                    married2: Sarah _____

1863    license                                                             obit2:
1865    ordained deacon
1868    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1863-64           Gettysburg circuit

1864-65           York circuit
1865-66           Lock Haven circuit
1866-67           Center
1867-69           Blockhouse
1869-71           Columbia
1871-73           York circuit
1873-75           Prospect
1875-77           Lycoming
1877-78           Lock Haven
1878                moved to Rice County, Kansas

 

Note: Peter H. Rishel reportedly heard Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg address.  After moving to Kansas with his wife and 8 daughters, he appears to have worked only as a farmer.  He later divorced or left Abigail, married a woman named Sarah and moved to Mississippi, where he died sometime after 1900.


 

RITTER, JOSEPH FRANKLIN

 

Born: 12-19-1915  near New Kingston PA                married: Dorothy June Shepler
Died: 4-26-1990  Ocala FL                                         obit: 2008,425

 

1947    license, recommended by New Kingstown
1951    ordained elder

 

Interment: Kutz’s Cemetery, Cumberland County PA
Obit: 1990,464

 

1947-53           Mount Rock charge
1953-61           Middleburg
1961-70           Northumberland Trinity

1970-80           Marysville Bethany
1980                retired



 

RIGERS, B.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1924    license

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

ROHRBAUGH, JAMES FRANKLIN

 

Born: 9-3-1885  Brodbecks PA                                  married: Katie Ellen Sterner
Died: 8-20-1956                                                          obit:

 

1910    license
1914    ordained deacon
1916    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hanover PA
Obit: 1957,80


1912-16           West Nanticoke
1916-17           Sonestown
1917-22           Craley
1922-29           Felton
1929-33           Ringtown
1933-38           Hellam
1938-41           Leesburg

1941-43           McClure

1943-47           Lewisberry

1947-52           Bryansville

1952                retired


 

ROLAND, HENRY

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1839    license, East Pennsylvania Conference
1841    ordained deacon
1843    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1839-40           Center
1840-42           Somerset
1842-44           Union
1844-45           Columbia
1845-46           Center
1846-47           Pittsburg mission
1847-48           Union
1848-49           York circuit
1849-50           York Queen Street 
                        went West

 


 

ROSENBERGER, JACOB HENDRICKS

 

Born: 5-11-1875  Hatfield PA                                    married: Martha Fuss
Died: 2-9-1954                                                            obit: 1959,106

 

1909    license, East Pennsylvania Conference EA, recommended by Hatfield
1911    granted elder status, East Pennsylvania Conference EA, based on 1907 ordination in the Baptist Chutch

 

Interment: Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicot City MD
Obit: 1954,80

 

1909-13           Sugar Valley
1913-17           Lehighton
1917-22           Tamaqua
1922-23           Williamsport Market Street 

1923                transfer by denominational union to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1923-27           Enola
1927-32           New Freedom
1932-44           Alberton

1944                retired

 


 

ROSER, M.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1907    license

Interment:
Obit:



 

ROSS, DANIEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license

Interment:
Obit: 1886,13

 

Note: Daniel Ross was a local pastor on the Wyoming circuit.



 

ROSS, J.N.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1878    license

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

ROTAN, CHARLES ALBERT

 

Born: 11-20-1845  Baltimore MD                              married: Kate Fort White
Died: 5-24-1926  Baltimore MD                                obit:

 

?          license

Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore MD
Obit:

 

                        United Brethren Church

1897                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church

Note: Charles A. Rotan is listed as local preacher in 1897, page 4.

 


 

ROW, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1869    license

Interment:
Obit:



 

ROWE, LEON E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1958    license, recommended by Lewistown Grace
ordained deacon
ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1957-60           Wellsville
1962-63           Enola
1963-66           student, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

1966                withdrew, page 149


 

RUMBERGER, DANIEL P.

 

Born: 8-25-1837  Wiconisco PA                                 married:
Died: 3-3-1905                                                            obit:

 

1873    license
?          ordained deacon
1876    ordained elder, Michigan Conference

 

Interment: Scottville MI
Obit: Michigan Conference 1905,37

 

1871-72           Baltimore circuit
1872-73           Liberty
1873-74           Center
1874-75           Sugar Valley
1875                transfer to Michigan Conference

1875-77           Whitehouse

1877-79           Monroe

1879-81           Ludington

1881-82           Riverton

1882-83           Greenbush

1883-84           Eureka

1884-86           Fremont

1886-88           West Unity

1888-90           Whitehouse

1890-91           Riverton

1891-93           Byron

1894-96           Ridgeway

1896-98           Whitehouse

1898                retired

 



RUMMEL, CHARLES LESLIE

 

Born:  9-26-1913  nearMount Union PA                    married: Sarah E. Secrest

Died: 1-26-1988                                                          obit: [9/16/1916 - 5/7/1991]

 

1942   quarterly conference license

1945    license, Allegheny Conference

1955    ordained, Western Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Nebo Cemetery, Shirleysburg PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1988,374

 

1943-46          Knoxdale

1947-53          Houserville (in Central Pennsylvania Conference beginning in 1951)

1953-64          Franklin Grace

1964-77          Somerset Grace

1977                retired

                           1986-87  Spruce Creek, Central Pennsylvania Conference 

 

Note: Charles Rummel continued to serve Houserville following its 1951 transfer into the Central Pennsylvania Conference as a member of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.   This surname is also rendered ROMMELL.

 


 

RUNYAN, ROBERT WILBUR

 

Born: 6-10-1850  Watsontown PA                             married: Frances E. Buttorf

Died: 1-28-1935  Alexandria PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference ME 1934, 223

 

1872    license
1874    ordained deacon
1883    ordained elder

 

Interment: Gray’s Church Cemetery, Half Moon Valley PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference ME 1935, 239

 

1872-73           Conewago circuit

1873-74           Cumberland circuit

1874-75           Perry circuit

1875-76           apparently no appointment

1876-77           Millerstown circuit

1877-78           Hughesville

1878-83           located

1883-84           Newport and Marysville

1885-88           Lewistown

1888-90           New Berlin

1890-91           Alberton MD

1891-93           Baltimore MD Memorial

1893                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference of ME Church

1893-97           Mercersburg

1897-02           Half Moon

1902-04           Woodland-Bradford

1904-06           Morrisdale

1906-09           Muncy

1909-13           Sinnemahoning

1913-16           Harrisburg St. Paul’s

1916-18           Flemington

1818-21           Alexandria

1921                retired

 

Note: Robert W. Runyan is a brother to Marion J. Runyan (1853-1930) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 


 

RUSS, CHARLES ALBERT

 

Born: 5-4-1923  Salladasburg PA                               married: Rosemary Sechrist
Died: 8-10-2007                                                          obit: 1991,487

                                                                                    married2: Jean Mase

                                                                                    obit2:

1944    license, recommended by Salladasburg Bethany
1949    ordained elder

 

Interment: Salladasburg Cemetery, Salladasburg PA
Obit: 2008,425

 

1945-46           Port Trevorton
1946-49           Windsor
1949-53           Liberty
1953-62           Williamsport circuit
1962-64           Lewisburg St. Paul’s

1964-73           Lewistown Grace

1973-88           Steelton Centenary
1988                retired

 


 

RUTH, ADAM C.

 

Born:  2-19-1906  Sinking Springs PA                       married: Hattie Cordella Carl
Died: 10-4-1968  New Cumberland PA                     obit: 1982,392

 

1924    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Mohnton Calvary
?          ordained deacon
1929    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mt. Rose Cemetery, York PA
Obit: 1969,208

 

1924-28           student, Albright College at Reading PA

1928-29           student, Evangelical School of Theology at Reading PA

1929                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1929                Grover (ending 9/29)

1929-34           State College (beginning 9/29)
1934-39           Hanover Grace
1939-46           York Christ
1946-57           Berwick Bower Memorial
1957-64           York Grace

1964                retired

 


 

RYDER, JOHN HARRISON

 

Born: 4-9-1872  near Sonestown PA                                      married: Mary Belle Huston
Died: 6-11-1927                                                                      obit: 1964,83

 

1898    license
1903    ordained deacon
1905    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1928,89

 

1902-05           Dorsey
1905-09           Grover
1909-13           Wayland
1913-16           Glen Rock
1916-22           York Zion 
1922-26           Hagerstown
1926                retired