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

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ABRAM, HARRY EMERSON

 

Born: 2-7-1930  Hastings PA                                     married: Ruth Alice Thompson

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1954    admitted on trial

1955    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-56           student, Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston IL

                             1953-56  youth minister, Wilmette IL Baptist Church

1956-58           M2 missionary to Latin America

1958-67           missionary to Malaya   

1967                transfer to Southeastern Asia Conference

1968                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1968-71           Wayne

1971-83           Willistown Township

1983-97           Havertown Trinity

1997                retired

 

Note: H. Emerson Abram retired to the United Methodist Home in Lewisburg PA. 

 



ADAMS, FURMAN

 

Born: 9-3-1849  Mt. Horeb NJ                                   married: Sarah Elizabeth VanNess

Died: 11-19-1905  Montoursville PA             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1923,137

 

?          quarterly conference license, Mt. Horeb NJ

1874    admitted on trial, recommended by Carlisle Emory

 

Interment:  Montoursville Cemetery

Obit:  1906, 112

 

1874-77           Mercersburg               

1877-79           Lumber City               

1879-82           Glen Hope                  

1882-84           Penn’s Valley             

1884-87           Port Royal                  

1887-88           Manor Hill                  

1888-93           Cassville                     

1893-97           Stewartstown             

1897-99           Newport                     

1899-04           Ralston                       

1904                retired 

 

Note: Furman Adams is the father of Katherine Adams Roher, wife of Frank W. Roher.

 



 ADAMS, JOSEPH VERNON

 

Born: 4-13-1874  Clearville PA                                  spouse: Nettie S. Brengle

Died: 2-20-1945  Muncy PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1944,243

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Laura Probst Bierly   

 

1898    admitted on trial, recommended by Bedford obit2: 1971,371

 

Interment: Kohr-Adams mausoleum in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, New Cumberland PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1945, 215

 

1897-98           Tatesville

1898-99           Belleville                

1899-00           Pleasant Gap           

1900-03           Blackwell               

1903-06           McConnellsburg    

1906-11           Newport                 

1911-13           Hanover                 

1913-16           New Cumberland   

1916-18           Milton                    

1918-20           Williamsport Grace

1920-24           Altoona Grace

1924-27           Curwensville          

1927-28           Harrisburg Trinity28

1928-32           Williamsport Third Street

1932-33           Clearfield West Side

1933-35           York Ridge Avenue

1935-43           Renovo  (ending 12/1/43)            

1943-45           Muncy  (starting 12/1/43)                 

 

Note: The manuscript “Horse and Buggy Days” of Joseph V. Adams was printed in the 1994 volume of The Chronicle, pages 3-52.

 


 

ADAMS, MAE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1928-29           Harrisonville (beginning January 1929)

 

Note: Mae Adams served as a local pastor.  She is otherwise unknown.



 

ADAMS, ROBERT BRUCE

 

Born: 9-14-1939  Altoona PA                                                married: Donna M. Wicker

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1963    license, recommended by Altoona Eighth Avenue

1964   admitted on trial

1964    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

1960-61           Lemont

1961-63           Ramey

1963-67           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1963-67  Whitesville, Northern New Jersey Conference

1967-74           Reedsville             

1974-75           on leave

1975                withdrew, page 112



 

AGUE, GEORGE B.

 

Born: 5-3-1848  Hubbard OH                                                married: Margaretta Susan Loy

Died: 3-27-1922  Bellwood PA                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1927,528

 

?          quarterly conference license, Grahamton circuit

1874    admitted on trial, recommended by Grahamton

 

Interment: Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1923, 129

 

1874-75           Snow Shoe               

1875-76           Osceola                    

1876-78           Loyalsock                

1878-81           New Washington     

1881-82           Clearfield circuit

1882-83           Port Matilda             

1883-84           Pine Grove               

1884-96           on leave, ill health         

1896                retired



 

AHO, ROBERT D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1968     license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1967-70           Manor Hill

1970                no longer listed

 

Note: Robert D. Aho served as a local pastor while attending Lock Haven University and planning to go on to seminary.  He was from Conneautville PA and appears to have returned to that area as a pastor, but not in the United Methodist Church.

 



AKE, FRANK WORTH

 

Birth: 2-20-1910  Altoona PA                                    married: Helen Eichelberger

Death: 6-19-1987  Lewisburg PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2010, 160

 

1931    license, recommended by Williamsport Pine Street

1946    admitted on trial

1946    ordained deacon

1948    ordained elder

 

Interment: Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill PA  

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1988, 400

 

1944-47           Hampton NJ, Northern New Jersey Conference

1947-50           Avis                      

1950-53           Woolrich               

1953-57           Lewisburg Beaver Memorial            

1957-66           Williamsport Pine Street   

1966-75           Bloomsburg Wesley

 

Note: Frank Worth Ake is the son of J. Howard Ake.  He is listed in the Prominent Personalities in American Methodism, 1947.



 

AKE, JAMES HOWARD

 

Born: 4-16-1874  Williamsburg PA                            married: Martha Daisy O’Connor

Died: 1-28-1952  Berwick PA                                    obit: died from childbirth 2-25-1910

                                                                                    married2: Olive Cecelia Cortright

1899    license, recommended by Williamsburg         obit2: 1971, 372

1903   admitted on trial

                                               

Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1952, 197

 

1900-01           Wagner

1903-09           Mapleton-Mill Creek                  

1909-10           East Altoona                                 

1910-16           Berwick First                                 

1916-21           Chambersburg                              

1921-25           Harrisburg Stevens Memorial

1925-31           superintendent, Harrisburg District              

1931-34           Sunbury St. John’s

1934-42           Williamsport Pine Street

1942-46           Harrisburg Camp Curtin

1946                retired                      

 

Note: J. Howard Ake is the father of Frank Worth Ake.  Some biographical information appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 38.



 

AKE, MERRILL H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 9-15-1921  Altoona PA                                    obit:

 

1907    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1907-09           Karthaus                  

1909-11           Port Matilda            

1911-12           no appointment      

1912                withdrew under complaints

 

Note: Merrill H. Ake is not a close relative of the other ministerial Akes.  He may be the Merrill Howard Ake who was rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Berwick in 1919.


 

AKERS, JESSE R.

 

Born: 9-26-1844  Bedford County PA                       married: Clara Ashcome

Died: 12-7-1904  Everett PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1924,127

 

1869    admitted on trial

 

Interment:  Everett Cemetery, Everett PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1905, 113

 

1868-69           Schellsburg

1869-71           Saxton

1871-72           Thompsontown

1872-75           Freedom

1875-77           Huntingdon

1877-78           West Huntingdon

1878                transfer to Minnesota Conference

1878-79           ?

1879                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1879-91           on leave

1891                retired

 

Note: Jesse Akers is a third cousin of J. Milton Akers and J. Benson Akers. Until 8 months before his death, he apparently lived in Iron River MI.

 



AKERS, JOHN MILTON

 

Born:  2-12-1836  Fulton County PA                         married: Millie E. Ellis

Died:  2-3-1889  Minnesota                                        obit: Northern Minnesota 1918, 216

 

1861     admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by York Springs circuit

 

Interment:

Obit: Minnesota Conference 1889, 70

 

1861-62           Pleasant Grove

1862-63           Clinton

1863-64           Orangeville

1864-65           Sunbury

1865-66           Laporte

1866-67           Elysburg

1867-68           Newport

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-71           on leave

1871                transfer to Minnesota Conference

 

Note: J. Milton Akers is a brother of J. Benson Akers.  They are third cousins of Jesse Akers.


 

AKERS, JOSEPH BENSON

 

Born: 2-3-1829  Akersville PA                                   married: Henrietta Gallagher

Died: 10-27-1889  Bellwood                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1873, 74

                                                                                    married2: Lydia A. Gibbony

                                                                                    obit2: 1916,129

?          quarterly conference license, Castle Fin circuit                                                         

1858    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference            , recommended by Carlisle Emory

1860    ordained deacon, East Baltimore Conference

1862    ordained elder, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:  Bellwood Cemetery

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1890, 78

 

1858-60           Shrewsbury

1860-62           York Springs  

1862-63           Catawissa

1863-65           Sharpsburg & Clear Springs

1865-67           Mercersburg

1867-68           Liberty           

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Liberty

1869-70           Freedom

1870-71           Port Matilda   

1871-72           president, Catawissa Seminary

1872-74           White Haven

1874-77           Hyner’s Run

1877-80           Howard

1880-82           Penn’s Valley

1882-85           Glen Hope

1885-87           Logan Valley 

1887-89           Shrewsbury

1889                on leave

 

Note: J. Benson Akers is a brother of J. Milton Akers.  They are third cousins of Jesse Akers.

 



ALBERTS, WILLIAM EDWARD                          

 

Born:                                                                           married: Doris _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1952   admitted on trial                                             

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1949-51           Trout Run       

1951-52           Clearville

1952-60           at school

1960                transfer to New England Conference

1960-64           Somerville First

1964-65           Salem Lafayette Street

1965-70           Boston Old West



 

ALBERTSON, ALBERT O.                                    

 

Born: 4-28-1884  Freylinghuysen Township NJ         married: Anna M. _____

Died: 7-?-1962  NJ                                                     obit:                                        

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1910-11           student, Dickinson College

                             1910-12  Newville

 

Note: Dickinson College records home town and subsequent residence of Albert O. Albertson as Hope NJ.  He is otherwise unknown.  He appears to have completed the 3/1911 to 3/1912 appointment at Newville, even though he graduated from Dickinson 6/1911.



 

ALBERTSON, ADEN BYRON

 

Born: 10-24-1887  Rossford OH                                married: Margaret Lola Finlay [6/27/1922]

Died: 7-11-1984                                                          obit: [b. 12/?/1891 – 4/23/1970]

                                                                                    married2: Doris _____

                                                                                    obit2:

Interment:                                                                  

Obit: West Ohio Conference 1985, ?

 

1913-14           Excelsior

1914-16           student, Dickinson College

                             1915-16  Littlestown

1916-18           student, Ohio Wesleyan University

 

Note: A. Byron Albertson is a non-graduate of the Dickinson class of 1918.  He is the author of the book In memory's Lane, or the life story of Alonzo Baldwin Albertson and Rhoda Anne Moore Albertson.



 

ALBERTSON, I.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1919-21           Orangeville & Rohrsburg

 

Note: I.W. Albertson served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

ALBERTSON, OLIVER HERMAN

 

Born: 11-21-1867                                                        married: Oriola Jennison Latteer

Died: 9-28-1949                                                          obit: Nebraska 1933,384

 

1894    ordained deacon, recommended by Harveyville

1895    admitted on trial, recommended by Harveyville

 

Interment:

Obit: Nebraska Conference 1950, 414

 

1895-97           Washingtonville

1897-99           Benton           

1899-02           Irish Valley

1902-03           Beach Haven

1903-04           Harveyville

1904-05           Medix 

1905-08           Rouservile

1908                transfer to Nebraska Conference



 

ALBRIGHT, NEIL ROY

 

Born: 11-10-1934  Philipsburg PA                             married: Barbara Ann Phennicie

Died: 12-2-2007  Altoona PA                                    obit:

 

1953    license, recommended by Madera

1957   admitted on trial

1957    ordained deacon

1959    ordained elder

 

Interment: Alto Reste Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2008, 393

 

1953-54           Hopewell (beginning 9/1/53)

1954-56           Fairbrook  

1956-58           Frankstown Parish

1958-61           Saxton-Coalmont       

1961-65           Mercersburg   

1965-70           Mifflintown   

1970-80           Altoona Pleasant Valley Parish

1980-81           sabbatical leave

1981-86           Phillipsburg Grace

1986-93           Tyrone Christ

1993-94           Tyrone Christ & chaplain, Epworth Manor

1994                retired



 

ALBRITTON, JOSIAH L.

 

Born: 1848  Kentucky                                                            married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          admitted on trial, Kentucky Conference MES

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1882                transfer to Central Ohio Conference

1882-83           Lima South

1883-86           Toledo St. John’s

1886-90           Bellefontaine

1890-94           Fremont

1894-96           superintendent, Toledo District

1896-97           superintendent, Findlay District

1897-98           suspended for one year

1898                transfer out to Montana Conference

1898-99           (appears to have no assignment this year)

1899                transfer in to Montana Conference

1899-01           Butte Mountain View

1901-02           Salt Lake City First (until Aug 1902, Utah Mission Conference)

1902-03           Williamsport Grace (from Aug 1902, Central Pennsylvania Conference)

1903                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1903-04           Williamsport Grace

1904-06           Lewisburg Beaver Memorial

1906                transfer to Illinois Conference (April/September)

1906                transfer to Austin Conference (September/December)

1906-07           Dallas Tabernacle

 

Note: Rev Josiah L. Albritton is mentioned briefly in Edward Laird Mills’ 1947 Plains, Peaks and Pioneers: Eighty Years of Methodism in Montana, page 58.  In August 1902 two pastors exchanged positions across conference line:  I.N. Morehead from Williamsport Grace to Salt Lake City First, and J.L. Albritton in return – undoubtedly as arranged by the superintendent of all the work in the Utah Mission appointments at that time, J.L. Leilich of the Central Pennsylvania Conference.



 

ALFORD, REGINALD LLIAS

 

Born: 7-20-1927  Lake Placid NY                              married

Died:                                                                           obit

 

1950    license

1953   admitted on trial

1953    ordained deacon

1955    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1952-55           Harrisonville (ending 8/10/55)           

1955-58           Catawissa (beginning 8/10/55)           

1958                transfer to North Indiana Conference



 

ALLEN, EDWARD E.

 

Born: 8-15-1804  Accomac County VA                     married:

Died: 5-28-1872  Shrewsbury PA                              obit:

 

1827    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

            ordained deacon

            ordained elder

 

Interment:  Baltimore MD

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1873, 71

          

1827-28           Bellefonte      

1828-29           Lycoming       

1829-30           Shamokin       

1830-31           Concord         

1831-32           Huntingdon    

1832-33           Stafford         

1833-34           Fredericksburg

1834-35           St. Mary’s                  

1835-37           Severn            

1837-38           Fort Littleton 

1838-39           Licking Creek            

1839-41           Bedford                     

1841-43           Cumberland               

1843-44           Hollidaysburg            

1844-45           Patapsco                     

1845-47           Baltimore City Mission          

1847-53           Baltimore Sailor’s Bethel

1853-57           on leave

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           on leave

1858-60           Jersey Shore   

1860-62           Great Island   

1862-63           Hereford        

1863-65           Liberty                       

1865-66           on leave          

1866                retired 

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Edward E. Allen appears in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 327.


 

ALLEN, ROBERT JOHN

 

Born: 4-20-1869  Stockton PA                                   married: Bertha Huff

Died: 12-15-1963  Harrisburg PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1936, 198

 

1897   admitted on trial

 

Interment: Hazleton, Penna.

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1964, 354

 

1897-98           Washingtonville         

1898-99           Waller             

1899-01           Silver Brook   

1901-04           Riverside        

1904-07           Freeland         

1907-11           Picture Rocks 

1911-14           Lock Haven East Main Street

1914-16           Woolrich

1916-20           Everett           

1920-25           Juniata First

1925-29           Tyrone First    

1929-35           Waynesboro

1935-40           Berwick First 

1940-42           Mechanicsburg

1942                retired 



 

ALLEN, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 4-5-1878  Dauphin PA                                      married: [never married]

Died:  9-20-1914  Williamstown PA                          obit:

 

1897    license, recommended by Williamstown

1905    admitted on trial, recommended by Waterville

 

Interment: Williamstown PA.

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1915, 116

 

1904-06           Waterville       

1906-07           Cameron         

1907-09           Emporium      

1909-11           Blackwell       

1911-14           Mercersburg   

1914                on leave

 

Note: Some biographical information on William H. Allen appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 52.



 

ALLER, ELLSWORTH McCLELLAN

 

Born: 7-6-1863  near Knobsville PA                          married: Mary Ann Peffer

Died: 8-30-1948  Berwick PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1940, 180

 

1887   admitted on trial, recommended by Loudon

 

Interment: St. John’s Cemetery, Shiremanstown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1949, 192

 

1886-88           Fort Loudon circuit

1888-91           Fairview-Marysville   

1891-93           Greencastle    

1893-98           Newville-Rehoboth    

1898-01           Hopewell        

1901-04           Warriors Mark

1904-08           Howard

1908-10           Barnesboro     

1910-12           Duncannon     

1912-15           Mount Holly  

1915-18           Dillsburg-Wellsville

1918-22           Enola  

1922-25           Nescopeck

1925-28           Flemington

1928                retired 



 

ALLISON, JOHN S. JR.

 

Born: 8-20-1883  Mount Forest, Ontario Canada      married: Clara M. Thompson

Died: 8-10-1968  Washington PA                              obit: Pittsburgh Conference 1957, 597

 

1906    admitted on trial, Pittsburgh Conference

1909    ordained deacon, Pittsburgh Conference

1911    ordained elder, Pittsburgh Conference

                                                                                   

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1969, 316

 

1904-05           student, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

                             1904-05  Elimsport & Maple Hill

1905-07           student, Washington & Jefferson College in Washington PA

                             1905-07  Houston & Meadow Lands

1907-12           Bentleyville

1912-15           Dravosburg

1915-21           McKees Rocks

1921-26           Pittsburgh North Avenue

1926-31           Crafton

1931-36           New Kensington

1936-51           Washington First

1951-56           Aspinwall

1956                retired

                             1956-62  Pittsburgh Rock Bend   


 

AMOS, JOHN EDWIN

 

Born: 4-12-1838                                                          married: Lucy V. Amos

Died: 1925                                                                  obit: d. 1908

                                                                                    married2: Mary Lindsley Sledge

1859    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conferenceobit2:

1861    ordained deacon, East Baltimore Conference

1864    ordained elder, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1926, 242

 

1859-60           Middletown

1860-61           Hancock

1861-62           Baltimore High Street

1862-63           suspended

1863-64           Baltimore Caroline Street

1864-66           Hampstead

1866-68           Westminster

1868                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1868-70           North Baltimore station

1872-71           Baltimore Strawbridge

1872-74           Hagerstown

1874-75           Washington DC Fourth Street

1875-77           Annapolis

1877-80           Martinsburg

1880-81           Jackson Square

1881-84           Woodberry

1884-85           Baltimore Wesley Chapel

1885-91           superintendent, West Baltimore District

1891-92           Dumbarton

1892-94           Canton

1894                transfer to Wilmington Conference

1897                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1897-98           Bloomington

1898-99           Savage & Guilford

1899-01           Harford

1901-04           North Capitol

1904-06           Reisterstown

1906-09           Falls Church

1909                retired

 

Note: The maiden surname of Mrs. Amos was also Amos, but they were unrelated.


 

AMUNDSEN, ANTON JOHANNES

 

Born: 3-31-1891  Talvik Norway                                married: Jenny Aminda Hansen         

Died: 6-22-1975                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1963,336

 

1920    admitted on trial, Norwegian Danish Conference

 

Interment: Nelson PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1976, 143

 

1919-21           Kenosha WI

1921-23           Chicago Bethany IL

1923-27           Hillsboro ND

1927-28           Virginia MN

1928-32           Duluth MN

1932-35           Forest City IA 

1935-36           Manister MI 

1936-39           Cambridge  WI

1939-40           Corning Bethany and South (Genesee Conference)

1940                transfer to Genesee Conference

1940-77           Corning Bethany and South

1947-51           Cuba-Hinsdale           

1951-56           Scio    

1956-58           Silver Springs

1958                retired                         

1958-62           Nelson-Tompkins

1962                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-64           Nelson

1964                retired 

 

Note: Rev. Amundsen is the father of Ann A. Palmer.  After his (second) retirement in 1964 he was no longer a pastor in charge, but he continued to serve individual congregations on multi-point charges (Millerton 1965-66, East Smithfield 1966-67, and maybe others).



 

ANDERSON, BLAKE CHARLES

 

Born: 4-28-1919  Hollidaysburg PA                           married: Marguerite M. Love

Died: 11-02-1999                                                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2010, 161

 

1956    license, recommended by Altoona Broad Avenue

1960    license

1965    ordained

1969    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Blair Memorial Cemetery, Bellwood PA

Obit: [2000, 334]

 

1960-64           Schellsburg

1964-69           Lock Haven East Main Street

1969-77           Laurelton Lincoln Chapel

1977-82           Martinsburg

1982-85           Mifflinburg St. Paul’s

1985                retired


 

ANDERSON, JOHN H.

 

Born: 12-24-1803  Frederick County MD                  married:

Died: 9-10-1867  Sunbury PA                                    obit:

 

1834    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

           

Interment:

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1868, 48

 

1834-35           Patapsco

1835-36           Sunbury

1836-37           Phillipsburg

1837-38           Clearfield

1838-39           Stafford

1839-40           Harford

1840                transfer to Missouri Conference

1840-41           Potosi

1841-43           Warrenton

1843-44           Lexington

1844-46           Arrow Rock

1846-47           *

1847-48           Carrolton, under Illinois Conference MEC

1848-49           Greenfield, “

1849-50           Pittsfield, “

1850-51           Perry, “

1851-52           Warsaw, “

1852-53           St. Louis Hedding, under Missouri Conference MEC

1853-54           (in transition)

1854                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1854-56           Castle Fin

1856-57           Gettysburg

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Frederick

1858-59           Middletown & Jefferson

1859-61           Bellefonte

1861-62           Kishacoquillas

1862-64           McVeytown

1864-66           Manor Hill

1866-67           Sunbury

 

*When the Missouri Conference sided with the MEC South, John Anderson remained and worked under direction from the Illinois Conference until the MEC was able to re-establish a Missouri Conference..


 

ANDERSON, JOSEPH FERGUSON

 

Born: 3-17-1849  Bedford PA                                    married: Drusilla V. Tallhelm

Died: 1-5-1940                                                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1931, 197

 

?          quarterly conference license, Woodland

1876    admitted on trial, recommended by Woodland

 

Interment: Altoona PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1940, 172

 

1876-77           Clearfield circuit

1877-78           Pine Creek circuit

1878-79           Duboistown   

1879-82           Ralston

1882-84           Hughesville    

1884-87           Dillsburg-Wellsville   

1887-92           Woodland-Bradford  

1892-96           Sinnemahoning

1896-00           Williamsport Fourth Street [Calvary]

1900-06           Altoona Simpson       

1906-08           Patton             

1906-11           Emporium      

1911-16           Milton            

1916-21           Bellwood       

1921-25           Saxton

1925                retired 

1926-32           Tipton 

1932-33           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1933-34           Hollidaysburg First

 

Note: J.F. Anderson is the author of Methodist Dictionary: A Brief Work on Methodist Terminology, published by Eaton & Mains in 1909.  Mrs. Anderson is the daughter of John F. Tallhelm (1825-1908) of the Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church.

 


 

ANDES, WILLIAM OLIVER JR

 

Born: 10-18-1914  Nanticoke PA                               married: Annetta Semmer

Died: 9-28-2011  Danville PA                                    obit: Susquehanna Conference 2011, 392

 

1966    license, recommended by Danville Trinity

1971    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Columbia Hill Cemetery, Danville PA

Obit: Susquehanna Conference 2012, 291

 

1967                Audenreid-Janesville (summer)

1968-72           Buckhorn-Rupert

1972-82           Orangeville

1982                retired



 

ANDREAS, J. FRED

 

Born:  2-25-1882  Conyngham PA                             married: Esther Belle Showalter

Died:  9-28-1956  Highspire PA                                 obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1973, 381

 

1909    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Highspire Cemetery

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1957, 237

 

1908-09           Laurelton        

1909-11           Jonestown      

1911-13           Bloomingdale 

1913-18           Town Hill       

1918-22           Shrewsbury    

1922-25           Milesburg-Unionville 

1925-28           Hastings         

1928-31           Weatherly       

1931-34           Williamsport Market Street 

1934-40           Enola              

1940-42           Riverside        

1942-47           Wrightsville    

1947                retired 

 

Note: J. Fred Andreas is the grandfather, through his daughter Helen Margaret, of  Ken DeWalt, of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.



 

ANDUJAR, MANUEL

 

Born: 6-16-1856                                                          married: Emma Clouser

Died: 9-?-1929                                                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1903, 114

                                                                                    married2: Lily Esther Kurzenknabe

1898   admitted on trial, rec by New Bloomfield       obit: Puerto Rico Miss Conference 1955,70

 

Interment:

Obit: Puerto Rico Mission Conference 1929, 52

 

1898-99           Cassville         

1899-00           Alum Bank     

1900-01           New Millport 

1901-14           missionary to Puerto Rico

1914                transfer to Puerto Rico Missionary Conference

 

Note: The second Mrs. Andujar is a daughter of Harrisburg songwriter J. H. Kurzenknabe.  See Christian Advocate, October 6, 1904, p. 24.



 

ANTES, WILLIAM M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1867    quarterly conference license, Howard

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1868-69           Laporte

1869-70           Leidy

1871-72           English Center

1872-73           Sinnemahoning

 

Note: William M. Antes apparently served as a local pastor.



 

ARGOUE, L.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:        

Obit:

 

1949-50           Morris

 

Note:  L.L. Arguoe served as a local pastor.



 

ARMSTRONG, ROBERT LEIPER

 

Born: 5-22-1843  near Chambersburg PA                  married: Elizabeth Catharine Peffer

Died: 5-8-1905  Howard PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1927, 534

 

?          quarterly conference license, Lexington KY

1873    admitted on trial, recommended by Chambersburg

 

Interment: Lock Haven

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1906, 107

 

1873-74           Shippensburg 

1874-75           McConnellsburg

1875-77           Fort Littleton 

1877-79           Bendersville   

1879-81           Beach Haven  

1881-83           Centralia         

1883-86           Trevorton       

1886-89           Airville           

1889-91           Dillsburg-Wellsville 

1891-94           Salladasburg   

1894-95           Half Moon     

1895-96           Woodland-Bradford  

1896-99           Ralston

1899-02           Snydertown   

1902-03           Reedsville      

1903-05           Wallaceton     

1905                retired

 

Note: Robert L Armstrong is the father of William L. Armstrong.



 

ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM LANDSTREET  

 

Born: 11-19-1875  Hustontown PA                           married: Mazie Trumbower Paris

Died: 5-20-1960  Orangeville PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1931,194

                                                                                    married2: Estelle White

1900    admitted on trial                                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1955, 236

 

Interment: Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1960, 241

 

1893-97           student, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

                             1897        Ralston (Apr – Sept)

1897-00           student, Dickinson College

                             1898-99  Berrysburg, Philadelphia Conference

1900-02           Jeddo             

1902-04           Town Hill       

1904-06           Espy-Lime Ridge

1906-10           Warriors Mark

1910-12           Coalport-Irvona

1912-15           Muncy            

1915-17           Shamokin Chestnut Street

1917-19           Hanover         

1919-22           Montoursville             

1922-28           Clearfield West Side  

1928-30           Harrisburg Camp Curtin  

1930-34           Chambersburg            

1934-36           Sunbury St. John’s     

1936-40           Emporium      

1940-45           Altoona Eighth Avenue 

1945-47           Espy-Light Street   

1947                retired             

                             1947-50  Audenreid

 

Note: William L. Armstrong is the son of Robert L. Armstrong.

 


 

ARTHUR, KENNETH RAY

 

Born: 12-23-1936  Altoona PA                                  married: Margaret Ainsworth

Died: 10-5-2010  Mechanicsburg PA                         obit:

 

1958    license

1959    admitted on trial, recommended by Altoona Grace

1960    ordained deacion

1961    ordained elder

 

Interment: Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit: Susquehanna Conference 2011, 392

           

1957-59           Allenwood-Elimsport

1959-62           Orbisonia        

1962-70           Watsontown   

1970-71           assistant director, United Methodist Home for Children

1971-06           executive director, United Methodist Home for Children

2006                retired

 

Note: Rev. Arthur is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 34.



 

ARTLEY, FRANKLIN LUTHER

 

Born: 4-16-1893                                                          married: Grace Edna Hartman

Died: 10-1-1984  Bloomsburg PA                              obit: [3/17/1891 - ]

                                                                                    married2: Olive Elizabeth Ehmer

1914    admitted on trial                                             obit:

 

Interment: Esther Furnace Church Cemetery, near Catawissa PA

Obit:

 

1913-16           Emporium Circuit (moved to Montandon during the 1915-16 year)

1916-18           Montandon    

1918-23           Millville & Jerseytown           

1923-27           Newport         

1927-29           Mifflinburg    

1929                withdrew to enter Presbyterian ministry

1929-37           Bayonne NJ   

1937-61           Elmora Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth NJ

1961                retired to 534 Iron Street, Bloomsburg PA


 

ASH, HAROLD GIRARD

 

Born: 8-3-1898  New Bloomfield PA                        married: Edna Mae Young

Died: 2-24-1988  State College PA                            obit: 2004, 358

 

1938    ordained by Baptist Church

1943    licensed, recommended by State College St. Paul’s

1944    admitted on trial

1962    ordained deacon

1964    ordained elder

 

Interment: Alto Reste Cemetery, Hollidaysburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1988, 402

 

1939-43           South Altoona Baptist Chapel

1943-46           Wallaceton (beginning 11/1/1943)

1948-52           Half Moon

1952-53           discontinued

1953-63           Vira (beginning 6/1/1953)

1963-67           Allenport

1967                retired

                             1967-75  Howard

 

Note: Harold G. Ash is the son of Henry K. Ash and the grandson of Henry M. Ash.



 

ASH, HENRY KINGSLEY   

 

Born: 7-18-1866  New Washington PA                     married: Nancy Loraine McCaulley

Died: 3-4-1940  Juniata PA                                        obit:1957, 246

 

1892   admitted on trial

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Juniata PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1940, 173

 

1892-93           Mountaindale 

1893-94           Allegheny       

1894-95           Gordon

1895-98           Burnt Cabins  

1891-01           New Bloomfield

1901-04           Ennisville       

1904-07           Three Springs 

1907-10           Martinsburg    

1910-12           Woolrich-Avis

1912-15           Milesburg-Unionville 

1915-18           Newton Hamilton

1918-20           North Bend-Farwell

1920-24           Mill Hall         

1924-33           Marysville      

1933                retired 

 

Note: Henry K. Ash is the son of Henry M. Ash, and the father of Harold G. Ash.



 

ASH, HENRY M.  

 

Born: 8-6-1840  Bedford County PA                         married: Adaline Boak

Died: 11-23-1910  Lewisburg PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1929, 202

 

?          quarterly conference license, Allegheny circuit

1860    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference, recommended by Pleasant Grove

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1911, 125

 

1860-61           Clinton

1861-62           Karthaus

1862-63           Caldonia         

1863-65           Port Matilda   

1865-67           New Washington       

1867-68           Muncy

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Muncy

1870-71           Shippensburg 

1871-74           Wrightsville    

1874-76           Newport         

1876-78           Newton Hamilton

1878-80           Mount Union 

1880-81           Manor Hill      

1881-84           Port Royal      

1884-86           Salona-Washington

1886-89           Mifflinburg

1889-91           Weatherly       

1891-94           Northumberland

1894-95           Gordon

1895-97           McVeytown   

1897-99           Mont Alto      

1899-01           McConnellsburg

1901-02           Shrewsbury    

1902-03           Liverpool        

1903-05           Muncy Valley

1905-06           Jamestown     

1906-09           Montandon    

1909                retired 

 

Note: Henry M. Ash is the father of Henry K. Ash, and the grandfather of Harold G. Ash.  A memoir also appears in the 1/12/1911 NY Christian Advocate, page 63.



 

AUMAN, LESTER WARD

 

Born: 11-28-1890  Mifflintown PA                            married: Esther Morsch

Died: 8-15-1982                                                          obit: [c1892 – 1974]

 

 

1908    license

1917    admitted on trial, New York East Conference

1917    ordained deacon, New York East Conference

1919    ordained elder, New York East Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: New York Conference 1983, ?

 

1911-14           student, Dickinson College

                             1911-13  Greencastle (beginning fall 1911)

                             1913-14  Newville

1914-17           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1917                “transfer” to New York East Conference

1917-18           Center Moriches

1918-20           Sag Harbor

1920-22           Bensonhurst St. James

1922-26           Winstead CT

1926-30           Amityville First

1930-38           Jamaica First

1938-50           Jackson Heights

1950-56           superintendent, Brooklyn South District

1956-61           Floral Park

1961                retired



 

AUSTIN, PAUL LEIGHTY

 

Born: 6-14-1918  Myersdale PA                                 married: Margaret Keim

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1943    admitted on trial

1943    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1938-40           student, Dickinson College

     1938-40  Tipton (beginning 9/1/1938)

1940-43           student, Boston University School of Theology

     1940-43  Waltham, New England Conference (beginning 9/1/1940)

1943-44           Altoona Jaggard Memorial

1944-46           assistant, Harrisburg Grace 

1946-48           Danville St. Paul’s

1948-52           student, University of Pennsylvania

                             1948-52  Chester Parkside, Philadelphia Conference

1952                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1952-53           Grove

1953-80           faculty, Haverford College (beginning 9/1/1953)

1980                retired