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

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VANAMAN, RICHARD H.L.

 

Born: 11-29-1913                                                        married: Jean H. _____

Died: 12-5-1996                                                          obit: [ 4/12/1912 - 9/16/1999]

 

?          admitted on trial, New Hampshire Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1942-46           student, Dickinson College

                             1943-45  Dillsburg-Wellsville(9/1/43 – 9/15/45)

1946-48           Hampton [New Hampshire Conference]

1948-49           Salem Hannah Tenney Memorial [New Hampshire Conference]

1949                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1949-52          Bendersville

1952                withdrew to enter the Episcopal ministry

1955                Stuttgart AR

1961-62           Fort Myers Beach FL St. Raphael’s

1962-63           Lake Placid FL St. Francis of Assisi

1963                Sebring FL St. Agnes

                        Alexandria LA

1977                Davenport FL

 

Note: Mrs. Vanaman was born in Bellefonte PA.  Richard H.L. Vanaman may originally have been from Jersey Shore PA.



 

VANDERLUGT, WILLIAM

 

Born: 7-1-1902  Holland                                             married:  Paternell _____

Died: 6-9-1992                                                            obit:

 

 

Interment:      

Obit:

 

1953-54           Port Matilda (beginning 10/1/53)

                        chancellor,  Hope College in Holland MI

 

Note:  William VanderLugt was a visiting professor of philosophy at PSU.  He served as a local pastor.



 

VANDERMARK, WILSON EZRA

 

Born: 11-20-1865  Dorrance PA                                 married: Mabel G. Henderson

Died: 7-4-1933  Cambridge MA                                obit: [6/1/1870 – 11/26/1964]

 

1888    license

1894    admitted on trial, recommended by Milnesville

 

Interment: [Cambridge MA?]

Obit: New England Conference 1934, 518

 

1888-89           attending (local pastor?) at Srairville

1889-90           Silver Brook

1890-93           ?

1893-94           Milnesville

1894-96           Audenreid

1896-98           Nescopeck  (did not finish second year)

1898-00            student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

                             South Yarmouth and Millbury

1900-01           Park Place- Delano

1901                transfer to New England Conference

1901-06           Springfield St. James

1906-08           Woburn

1908-10           Chelsea First

1910-13           Medford First

1913-18           Cambridge Harvard Street

1918-19           secretary, Board of Education

1919-21           secretary, Missionary Centenary

1921-27           secretary, Boards of Home and Foreign Missions

1927-28           Revere

1928-32           representative, Boston University

1932-33           on leave

1933                retired



 

VANFOSSEN, GEORGE W. COUGHER

 

Born: 12-4-1838  Duncannon PA                               married: Margaret Ann Barndollar

Died: 10-5-1896  Tacoma WA                                   obit: [c1841 - 7/16/1915]

 

1861    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1861-63           Shirleysburg

1863-64           Rainsburg

1864-65           West Falls

1865-66           Emporium

1866-67           Clinton

1867-68           Renovo

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-71           Bloody Run

1871-73           Danville Trinity

1873-74           Huntingdon

1874                withdrew, page 15

 

Note: This surname is also rendered VanFosson.


 

VAN METER, JOHN BLACKFORD

 

Born: 9-6-1842  Philadelphia PA                                married: Lucinda Cassell

Died: 4-30-1939                                                          obit:

 

1865    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by North Baltimore

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1930, 235

 

1864-65           Middletown

1865-66           Westminster

1866-67           Liberty

1867-68           West Harford

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868                Gettysburg

1868                transfer to Baltimore Conference (9/1868)

1868-70           faculty, The Female Collegiate and Male Academic Institute

1870-72           Washington DC Ryland

1872-82           chaplain, US Navy

                             1879-81  Mount Vernon Place

1882-85           Huntingdon Avenue

1885-86           Baltimore Wesley Chapel

1886                transfer to Newark Conference

1886-89

1889                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1889-1916       faculty, dean, acting president Woman’s [Goucher] College

1916                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Van Meter is a niece of Leonard Cassell (d. 1808) of the original Conference.

 



VAN NORMAN, C. LACY

 

Born: 7-31-1898  Fairport NY                                    married: Martha P. White

Died: 5-4-1968  Elmira NY                                        obit: 2002, 375

 

1920    license

1922    admitted on trial, New York Conference

 

Interment: Bradford County Memorial Park, North Towanda PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1968, 321

           

 

1921-22           ClevelandBarnhards Bay

1922-23           student, Syracuse University

1923                transfer to Northern New York Conference

1923-24           student Syracuse University

                             1923-24  Minetto

1924                transfer to Central New York Conference

1924-26           North TowandaLuthers Mills

1926-28           Beaver Dams

1928-35           Phelps

1935-38           Branchport – Bluff Point

1938-44           McCray

1944-47           Sodus

1947                transfer to Genesee Conference

1947-47           assistant superintendent, Pittman Center TN.

1947-54           Albion

1954-59           Honeoye Falls – Ionia

1959-65           WestfieldCowanesque

1962                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-65           WestfieldCowanesque

1965                retired

                             1965-68  Nelson

 

Note: C. Lacy Van Norman is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1347.



 

VAN NOTE, GEORGE H.

 

Born: 12-1860  Howell NJ                              married: Hester Ella Hurley

Died: 9-8-1930                                                obit: [1865 - ?]

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Farmingdale NJ

Obit:

 

                        New Jersey Conference

1898-99           Chatsworth [see New Jersey Conference 1899, page 55]

1903-04           Waretown [see New Jersey Conference 1904, page 64]

1905-06           New Lisbon

1906-07           Sicklerville and Tansboro

1907-08           Canton and Hancock’s Bridge

1910-11           Millstone

                        Wilmington Conference

1914-15           Port Penn DE

                        Central New York Conference

1918-19           Forksville (beginning 9/1918)

                       Central Pennsylvania Conference

1921-23           Shawville (moved to Waterville in mid year 1922/23)

1923-24           Waterville

1924-25           Burnt Cabins

1925-26           Alum Bank

1926-27           Hustontown

                        living in Penton NJ

 

Note: George H. Van Note is listed in the New Jersey Conference as a local deacon and all of his service in the various conferences was as a local pastor.  He appears to have been in the lumber business. 



 

VAN PELT, JOHN ROBERT

 

Born: 11-10-1862                                                        married: Ellen Warren

Died: 3-27-1962                                                          obit: Upper Iowa Conference 1946, 621

 

?          admitted on trial, Illinois Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: North Iowa Conference 1962, 260

 

1906                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1906-08           Lewisburg

1908-10           Everett

1910-11           faculty, Cornell College in Mt. Vernon IA

1911                transfer to Upper Iowa Conference

 



VASTINE, WILLIAM HURSH

 

Born: 9-28-1913  Shamokin PA                                 married: Louise _____

Died: 7-21-1981                                                          obit:

 

1936    license, recommended by Shamokin Lincoln Street

1940    admitted on trial

 

Interment: New Cumberland PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1982, 386

 

1936-37           student, Dickinson College

1937-40           student, Boston University School of Theology       

1940-41           at school?

1941                transfer to New York East Conference

1941-45           Hampton Bays

1945-47           Inwood

1947-51           Windsor CT

1951-55           National Council of Churches, Chicago IL

1955                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1955-61           assistant secretary, Pennsylvania Council of Churches

1961-67           executive secretary, United Churches of Greater Harrisburg

1967-69           Office of Economic Opportunity, Williamsport PA

1969-71           caseworker, Dauphin County

1972-79           staff, Harrisburg State Hospital

1979                retired

 

Note: William H. Vastine served Harrisburg St. Paul’s 1964-65 and possibly again in the 1970’s.



 

VINTON, ROBERT SPENCER

 

Born: 1796                                                                  married: Juliet Matilda Barry

Died: 7-31-1870                                                          obit: [1802 - 1872]

 

1818    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1820    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

1822    ordained elder, Baltimore Conference

 

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1871, 38

 

1817-18           supplied an appointment under the district superintendent

1818-19           Huntingdon

1819-20           Stafford

1820-21           Prince George’s

1822-23           York station

1823-24           Chambersburg station

1824-25           Carlisle station

1825-26           Washington DC Ebenezer

1826-28           Westmoreland

1828-29           Annapolis

1829-30           Georgetown

1830-31           Severn

1831-33           Hagerstown

1833-35           superintendent, Chambersburg District

1835-37           East Baltimore station

1837-39           Annapolis

1839-51           West Baltimore

1841-43           Bladensburg

1843-45           Liberty

1845-47           North Baltimore station

1847-49           Baltimore William Street

1849-51           Baltimore circuit

1851-53           Hereford

1853-55           York station

1855-56           South Baltimore station

1856-57           North Baltimore circuit

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           North Baltimore circuit

1858-60           East Harford

1860-61           missionary to colored people, Harford County

1861-62           Baltimore Dallas Street

1862-63           Baltimore Jefferson Street

1863-66           chaplain, US Army

1866                on leave

1868                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1869                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Robert S. Vinton is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 478.


 

VOUGHT, FREEMAN  S.

 

Born: 8-11-1849  Wyoming PA                                  married: Savilla Smethers

Died: 11-10-1910  Berwick PA                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1916, 133

 

1877    license, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

1881    ordained deacon, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association             

1883    ordained elder, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

 

Interment: Berwick Cemetery, Berwick PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1911, 118

 

1879-81           Jersey Shore circuit

1881-82           Luzerne

1882-83           Bendersville

1883-86           Liberty

1886-89           Grover

1889-90           Centre Hall

1890                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1890-93           Ramey

1893-95           Lumber City

1895-97           Silver Brook

1898-01           Riverside

1901-03           York Ridge Avenue

1903-06           Orbisonia

1906-07           Centralia

1907-08           Lock Haven East Maun Street

1908-09           Petersburg

1909-10           Berwick Calvary

1910                retired

 

Note: A obituary also appears in the 1/12/1911 New York Christian Advocate, page 63.  Tradition is that Freeman S. Vought left the Evangelical Association because of the growing turmoil that led to the 1891 split resulting in the 1894 formation of the United Evangelical denomination.
 


 

VOWLER, ROBERT MOYER

 

Born: 7-15-1926  Beaverbrook PA                             married: Joan Confer

Died: 3-23-1996                                                          obit:

                                                                                    married2: Lorelle _____

                                                                                    obit2:

1949    admitted on trial, recommended by Hazleton St. Paul’s

1950    ordained deacon

1951    ordained elder

 

Interment: Harrisburg PA

Obit: [1997, 401]

 

1949-51           Milesburg

1951-57           Harrisburg Riverside

1957-62           Northumberland

1962-67           Tyrone First

1967-80           New Cumberland Baughman

1980-82           State College St. Paul’s (ending 10/1/82)

1982-95           Harrisburg Calvary (beginning 10/1/82)

1995                retired

 

Note: Robert M. Vowler is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1357.  He is the author of the devotional booklets “Meditations on the Seven Last Words” and “The End of the Day.”

 



VROOMAN, JOHN

 

Born: 1-20-1834  Schenectady NY                            married: Henrietta Gallett

Died: 7-11-1927   Los Angeles CA                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1927, 531

 

1865    admitted on trial, Troy Conference

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles CA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1929, 189

 

1863-64           Minaville

1864-65           Victory Mills

1865-66           Essex

1866-68           Redford

1868-70           Champlain

1870-71           Hartford

1871-75           Saranac

1876                transfer to the Central Pennsylvania Conference

1876-78           Montandon

1878-81           Emporium

1881-82           York Duke Street

1882-83           Altoona Chestnut Street

1883-85           Newport

1885-87           Gettysburg-Rock Creek

1887-90           McConnellsburg

1890-95           on leave

1895-96           Lewisburg

1896-97           Hastings

1897-00           Harveyville

1900-03           Glen Hope

1903-05           Mercersburg

1905-06           Keating Summit

1906-07           Laurelton

1907                retired