ARCHIVES OF THE SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

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Central Pennsylvania Conference Methodist Pastors.  Click on the first letter of the surname to enter the file of all the pastors for that letter.  The instructions file gives information about this project, the dates at which various conference boundary changes occurred, and detailed bibliographic references. 

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YAPLE, FRED WAYNE

 

Born: 3-17-1924  Stillwater PA                                  married: Darlene Kerlin

Died: 9-30-1997                                                          obit:

 

1947    license, Kentucky Conference

1948    license, recommended by New Columbus

1953    admitted on trial

1953    ordained deacon

1955    ordained elder

 

Interment: Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1998, 450

 

1947-48           student, Union College in Barbourville Kentucky

                             1947-48  Barbourville KY

1948-50           student, Juniata College

                             1948-50  Allenport & Singers Gap

1950-52           Benezette 

1952-54           North Bend

1954-56           Picture Rocks

1956-59           Weatherly

1959-64           Barnesboro-Spangler

1964-66           Petersburg

1966-69           Warrior’s Mark (ending 3/1/69)

1969-75           Williamsport Grace (beginning 3/1/69)

1975-78           Montgomery

1978-79           disability leave

1979-83           leave of absence

1983                retired

                             1985-86  associate, Picture Rocks

 

Note: F. Wayne Yaple is the preferred name.



 

YAPLE, MALCOLM LEE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1952    admitted on trial

 

1952-54            at school

1954                transfer to Virginia Conference

 

Note: In 2003, Malcolm L. Yaple is listed as a retired member of the Virginia Conference.



 

YARLETT, FRANCIS PAUL

 

Born: 2-1-1921  Carlisle PA                                       married: Clara Viola Garman

Died: 4-2-1999                                                            obit: 2001, 378

 

1957    license, recommended by Barnitz

1961    ordained deacon

1963    ordained elder

1971    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1999, 444

 

1958-62           Doylesburg

1962-67           Hustontown

1967-74           East Waterford

1974-76           Reedsville

1976-81           Mackeyville

1981-83           Port Royal

1983-88           disability leave

1988                retired

                             1992-95  Blain-New Germantown

 



YATES, RODNEY T.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Janie Lataine Bartlett

Died:                                                                           obit: [born 8/12/1929]

 

1955    admitted on trial, Western North Carolina Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-56           Millers Creek

1956-57           Robertsdale, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1957                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1957-58           Littlestown

1958                transfer to Western North Carolina Conference

1958-59           Unionville

1959                discontinued

                        teaching career

                        1966  moves to Iowa

 

Note: After Rodney T. Yates and his wife divorced in 1978,  Mrs. Yates married a Mr. Gil Glandorf.  Limited information, mostly on Janie Yates-Glandorf, is in the biographical files at the conference archives.

 



YOCUM, ANDREW DUNCAN

 

Born: 2-26-1838  York PA                                         married: Laura M. Gere

Died: 6-14-1889  Altoona PA                                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1910, 125

 

1866    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Altoona

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1890, 73

 

1866-67           Newport

1867-68           Mifflin circuit

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Great Island

1869-71           McVeytown

1871-72           Chambersburg Second

1872-75           Clearfield

1875-78           Milton

1878-80           Bellefonte

1880-82           Carlisle

1882-84           Altoona First

1884-87           Everett

1887-89           Carlisle

1889-89           Altoona Eighth Avenue

 

Note:  There is also an unlabeled obituary for A. Duncan Yocum in Dr. Pardoe’s scrapbook #2.

 


YOCUM, EZRA HABURST

 

Born: 9-20-1843  near Catawissa PA                         married: Laura Marian Caslow

Died: 3-3-1929  Northumberland PA                         obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1921, 147

 

1869    admitted on trial

           

Interment: Riverview Cemetery

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1929, 186

 

1869-70           Muhlenburg

1870-71           Shickshinny

1871-74           Hazleton

1874-77           Newberry

1877-79           Tyrone

1879-81           Bloomsburg

1881-85           superintendent, Williamsport District

1885-88           Berwick

1888-91           Harrisburg Grace

1891-92           Danville St. Paul’s

1892-94           Carlisle

1894-98           superintendent, Danville District

1898-03           superintendent, Harrisburg District

1903-11           Lewistown

1911-19           Bellefonte

1919-23           Woolrich

1923                retired

 

Note: Ezra H. Yocum is listed in the 1916 Who’s Who in American Methodism.  An obituary also appears in the 3/28/1929 Christian Advocate, page 403.



 

YODER, DONALD HERBERT

 

Born: 8-27-1921  Altoona PA                                                married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1945    license, Rock River Conference

1947    admitted on trial

1947    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1947-49           instructor, Union Theological Seminary in New York City

1949                honorably dismissed to unite with the Evangelical and Reformed Church

 

Note: Donald H. Yoder is one of the founders of the Pennsylvania Folklife Society (1949) and the author of numerous books and articles on the Pennsylvania Germans, especially their religious music.  He taught for many years at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.



 

YOUNG, HARVEY R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1911-12           Park Place & Delano

1912-13           Wapwallopen

1913-14           Jonestown

 

Note: Harvey R. Young served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.

 



YOUNG, J. B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1945-46           Muncy Valley

1946-49           living in RD Benton

1949                returned to quarterly conference status in the Muncy Valley congregation

 

Note: J.B. Young served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

YOUNG, JESSE BOWMAN

 

Born: 7-5-1844  Berwick                                            married: Lucy Minshall Spottswood

Died: 7-30-1914                                                          obit: North Indiana Conference 1922, 289

 

1868    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Chicago IL

Obit: North Indiana Conference 1915, 546

 

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-71           York Springs

1871-74           Gettysburg

1874-77           Curwensville

1877-80           Carlisle

1880-83           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1883-85           agent, Dickinson College

1885-88           Harrisburg Grace

1888                transfer to St. Louis Conference

1888-92           Kansas City MO Grand Avenue

1892-00           editor, Central Christian Advocate

1900                transfer to Cincinnati Conference

1900-09           Cincinnati Walnut Hills

1909                transfer to Saint Johns River Conference [FL]

1909-13           Jacksonville Snyder Memorial

1913                transfer to North Indiana Conference

1913                retired

 

Note:  Jesse Bowman Young is the son of Jared H. Young (1810-1855) of the Baltimore Conference and Sarah Bowman Young (obit 1877, 66).  He is the author of the following books in the archives collection: Our Lord and Master (1903), The Hungry Christ (1904), What a Boy Saw in the Army (1904), Today: An Age of Opportunity (1909), Helps for the Quiet Hour (1909), The Battle of Gettysburg (1913), and Money Mania (n.d.).  Mrs. Young is the daughter of Wilson Lee Spottswood and the granddaughter of Robert Minshall (1788-1828) of the Baltimore Conference.

 



YOUNG, JOHN CAMPBELL

 

Born: 2-17-1856  Bells Landing PA                           married: Abigail Williams

Died: 1-27-1941  Port Matilda PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1949,203

 

1886    ordained deacon, recommended by Grahamton circuit

1889    admitted on trial, recommended by Altoona District

1890    ordained elder, recommended by Altoona District

 

Interment: Presbyterian Cemetery, Port Matilda PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1941, 218

 

1884-85           Lloydsville [Coalport]

1885-86           associate, Grahamton [Wallaceton] circuit

1886-87           ?

1887-88           student, Dickinson College preparatory school

1888-90           Pine Grove Mills

1890-93           Port Matilda

1893-96           Pleasant Gap

1896-99           Three Springs

1899-04           New Washington

1904-07           Barnesboro

1907-11           Freeland

1911-15           Altoona Fairview

1915-18           York Epworth

1918-21           Hughesville

1921-26           Riverside

1926-29           Harrisburg Riverside

1929                retired



 

YOUNG, JOHN H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1901-03           West Fairview

 

Note: John H. Young served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.

 



YOUNG, RALPH EDWIN JR

 

Born:                                                                           married: Kathy _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967    license, recommended by State College St. Paul’s

1970    admitted on trial

1970    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

1965-70           student, Penn State University

                             1965-66  Penns Valley (beginning 9/65 and ending 6/66)

                             1966-69  Fairbrook (beginning 5/66 and ending 8/69)

1969-72           student, Methodist Theological School in Delaware OH

                             1970-72      Adamsville OH

1972-78           Shawville

1978-81           Martinsville

1981                transfer to Florida Conference

 



YOUNG, ROBERT B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1965    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1965-70           Mainesburg (beginning 9/1/65)

1970                no longer listed

 

Note: Robert B. Young served as a local pastor.

 



YOUNG, WILLIAM MURRAY

 

Born: 3-30-1891  Centre County PA                          married: Henrietta Augusta Lauffer

Died: 5-10-1958  Harrisburg PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1945, 227

                                                                                    married2: Dorothy A. Hinkle

1921    admitted on trial,                                            obit2: 1990, 474

            recommended by Duboistown & Nisbet

 

Interment: Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1958, 249

 

1916-18           Picture Rocks circuit

1918-20           Elimsport-Maple Hill

1920-24           Duboistown-Nesbit

1924-27           Montgomery

1927-31           Catawissa

1931-37           Williamsport Calvary

1937-41           Hollidaysburg First

1941-46           New Cumberland

1946-49           Altoona Simpson

1949-57           Mount Union First

1957                retired

 



YOXTHEIMER, GEORGE HENRY

 

Born: 8-9-1904   Northumberland PA                        married: Lulu Edna Kessler

Died: 11-22-1976  Ramey PA                                                obit:  [d. 1965]

 

1924    license, recommended by Northumberland

1927    admitted on trial, recommended by Altoona Lakemont

1930    ordained deacon, New York Conference

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1925-26           student, Dickinson College

                             1926-27  Newville

1926-28           student, Juniata College

                             1927-28  Altoona Lakemont (ending 9/28)

1928-29           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1928-29  Peekskill NY

1929                transfer to New York Conference

1929-31           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1929-30  Yonkers Memorial

1931-58           construction business in NY

                             1936-38  Laurelton (beginning fall 1936; see 1937, 84)

1958-62           construction, Cape Canaveral

1963-67           construction, West Virginia Wesleyan college

                             1963-67  Wilsonburg WV

1967-68           Burnham, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1968                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1968-71           Burnham

1971-76           Morrisdale

1976                retired

                             1976-77  Ramey

 

Note: George H. Yoxtheimer is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1480.  Some sources give the dates 1908-1962 for Mrs. Yoxtheimer