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EARHART, JACOB EITNIER

 

Born: 4-17-1911  Lancaster County PA                     married: Beatrice Kupp

Died: 10-4-1962                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1945    quarterly conference license, Ruhl’s

1947    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1952    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ruhl’s Cemetery, north of Manheim PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1963,58

 

1946-47           Brunnerville

1947-48           Lebanon Memorial

1948-51           Silver Spring circuit

1951-57           Kochenderfer’s

1957-62           Refton-West Willow

 



EARLY, CHARLES LUTHER

 

Born: 4-8-1876  Dauphin County PA                         married: Cora Gingrich

Died: 4-17-1933                                                          obit: [3/27/1876 – 10/17/1900]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mary A. Mark [2/22/1902]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [1871 – 1934]

Gibble list: yes

 

1911    quarterly conference license, Harrisburg Otterbein

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1916    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Grantville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1933,13

 

1913-14           Chambers Hill

1914-15           Coatesville Grace (did not finish the year)

1915-16           living in Harrisburg

1916-19           Chambers Hill

1919-25           Manada Hill

1925-26           Rockville

 

Note: This surname is also rendered EARLEY.  Charles Luther Early taught in the Grantville public schools for eight years before entering the ministry.  He left the ministry for health reasons and was ill the last seven years of his life.  He appears to have worked as a postal clerk while he served as a preacher.

 



EARLY, DAVID S.

 

Born: 5-29-1828                                                          married:

Died: 7-21-1907                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1861    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1864    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1907,35

 

1870                transfer to East German Conference

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: David S. Early “never traveled as an itinerant” but “was a very useful man in a local relation.” His mother was Christiana Kreider, a daughter of Martin Crider.

 


 

EARNST, CLARENCE L.

 

Born: 4-15-1917  Mount Union MD                          married: Irene Elizabeth Fauth

Died:  3-25-1992  Harrisburg PA                               obit: 1968,127

Miller-Raker #: 790                                                     married2: Miriam Barrick Kitner

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1961    license, recommended by Emigsville Otterbein

1965    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1992,472

 

1961-82           Shermansdale

1982                retired

                        1982-83  assistant, Newport parish

                        1988-92  assistant, Waynesboro Faith

 


 

EBERLY, DANIEL

 

Born: 4-22-1834  near Shiremanstown PA                 married: Josephine Bittinger

Died: 7-9-1910  Hanover PA                                      obit: [1884]

Miller-Raker #: 314

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1859    license

1861    ordained

 

Interment: Abbottstown PA

Obit: 1910,122

 

1856-57           student, Mt. Pleasant College

1857-58           student, Otterbein University

1858-59           assistant, Carlisle circuit

1859-60           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1860-61           Littlestown circuit

1862-63           York Spring circuit

1863-65           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1865-66           Baltimore English mission

1866-72           president, Cottage Hill Female College at York

1872-73           ?

1873-74           Philadelphia Girard Avenue Mission, East Pennsylvania Conference

1874-76           Lebanon Trinity, East Pennsylvania Conference

1876-84           professor, Lebanon Valley College at Annville

1884                retired, upon the death of his wife

                        chaplain, Pennsylvania National Guard

                        board member, Lebanon Valley College

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 292, gives a brief biography.  Wallace’s 1966 Centennial History of Lebanon Valley College contains significant information on both Mr. and Mrs. Eberly.  Daniel is the son of Samuel Eberly.


 

EBERLY, H.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 165

Gibble list: no

 

1874    license, Allegheny conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1874-75           Millheim circuit
1875-77           no assignment

1877                name erased

 

Note: H.M. Eberly associated with a Juniata County group known as the United Christian Church, which is distinct from the United Christian Church that broke away from the United Brethren Church in 1864 under George Hoffman and is headquartered in Annville PA.  He officiated at the dedication of United Christian buildings at Graham's Ore Banks in 1878 and at Whiteland in 1879.  He was involved in a United Christian controversy at Dressler's Ridge in 1895.

 


 

EBERLY, SAMUEL

 

Born: 3-10-1790                                                          married: Catherine Erb

Died: 11-14-1862                                                        obit: [6/23/1791 – 10/9/1860]

Miller-Raker #: 175

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1832    license

1835    ordained

 

Interment: Shopp’s Cemetery, Shiremanstown PA

Obit: 1864,92

 

Note: Samuel Eberly preached locally.  He is the father of Daniel Eberly.  Mrs. Eberly was a sister to bishop Jacob Erb and is buried in Shopp’s Cemetery. 

 


 

EBY, JOHN ALBERT          

 

Born: 2-4-1866  Canada                                             married: Ida F. Spotts

Died: 9-28-1950  Los Angeles CA                             obit: [12/?/1866 – ? ]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Lillian C. Cairns

Fulton #: 295                                                               obit2: [4/9/1876 – 11/2/1949]

Gibble list: no

           

license, St. Joseph Conference

1895    ordained, St. Joseph Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

                       

1901                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1901-03           Greensburg

1903-04           living in Dayton OH (student?)

1904                honorable discharge

1906-10           YMCA work in Philadelphia

1910                “transfer” to California Conference

1910-17           Los Angeles First

                        Santa Monica

1930’s             executive secretary, Church Federation of Los Angeles

 

Note: John A. Eby is the son of John W. Eby (10/1/1840-5/28/1914) of the St. Joseph Conference.


 

ECKELS, J.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 394

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1880    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1879-1881       Horse Valley, did not finish the second year:  see 1880,4 & 1881,4

1881                expelled  1881,14

 

Note: J.H. Eckels may have been from Fannettsburg.

 


 

ECKSTEIN, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 129

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1827    license

1829    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1827-28           Hagerstown circuit

1828-29           Virginia circuit

1837-38           Lancaster circuit

 

Note: John Eckstein may have been considered a member of the Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference after 1830, but there is no record of appointments there, either.

 


 

EDMUNDS, ARTHUR FREDERICK

 

Born: 12-11-1922                                                        married: Julia Ethel Wrightstone

Died: 2-28-1996                                                          obit: 2006, 425

Miller-Raker #: 765

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1958    license, recommended by Enola Mt. Zion

1964    ordained

 

Interment: Pleasant Grove UM Church Cemetery, Newberry township York County

Obit: 1996,409

 

1959-68           York Haven-Pleasant Grove

1968-71           Windsor Grace

1971-79           Mifflinburg St. Paul

1979-88           Bethlehem-Springvale

1988                retired

                        1989-93  Bittersville

                        1993-95  Bittersville & Windsor Grace

 


 

EDMUNSON, ALEXANDER         

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died: 1887                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 56

Gibble list: no

           

1844    license, Allegheny Conference

1847    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

 


 

EDRIS, REGINA SUSANNA AMANDA

 

Born: 1902  Myerstown PA                                        married: (single)

Died: 7-?-1958                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1925    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: United Brethren Cemetery, Myerstown PA

Obit:

 

1933                surrender license

 

Note: Regina Edris graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a degree in nursing in 1924.

 



EGGE, WILLIAM JACOB

 

Born: 1-30-1820  near Allentown PA                         married:

Died: 1-12-1903                                                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1855 license, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

 

Interment: Allentown PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1903,24

 

1855-1897       local relation

1897                transfer to East German Conference of the United Brethren Church

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note:  William J. Egge is the father of Rev. Charles Hesser Egge (1844-1924) of the Evangelical Association/United Evangelical/Evangelical Congregational Church, and the grandfather of Charles’ son Rev. Walter Howard Egge (1874-1948) of the United Evangelical/Evangelical Congregational Church. 

 


 

EHRHART, CARL YARKERS

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1937    quarterly conference license, Lancaster Covenant

1940    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1943    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1947-61           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

 

Note: Carl Y. Ehrhart is the son of Oliver T. Ehrhart.

 



EHRHART, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 300

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1852    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1849-50           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1854-55           Littlestown circuit

1857                transfer to Iowa Conference, page 46

 


 

EHRHART, OLIVER TILLMAN

 

Born: 10-8-1881  Lancaster County PA                     married: Edna E. Yarkers

Died: 5-22-1960                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1907    quarterly conference license, Philadelphia Mt. Pisgah

1908    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1917    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Greenfield Cemetery of Stehman Memorial Church, Lancaster County PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1960,55

 

1910-20           Lebanon Hebron

1920-51           Lancaster Covenant

1951                retired

 

Note: Oliver T. Ehrhart is the father of Carl Y. Ehrhart.

 



EICHELBERGER, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 264

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1842    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1846                silenced  1846,72&73



 

EICHINGER, HARRY L.

 

Born: 1875                                                                  married: Laura A. Myers

Died:                                                                           obit: b1871

Miller-Raker #: 462

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1896    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-97           Jefferson

1897-98           Dover circuit

1898-99           living in Annville

1899-01           Grantville circuit, East German Conference

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference, page 11

1901-02           Derry [Hershey] circuit

1902                Catawissa circuit, resigned shortly after conference

1902-04           Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania Conference

1904                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1904-06           living in Mount Wolf

1906                returned to quarterly conference relation  1906,49

 

Note: Rev. Eichinger is in a posed picture of ministers in the Penn Grove camp meeting file.  Mrs. Eichinger’s mother is a sister to Henry A. Sechrist.  A copy of the 11/29/19 Telescope in the Dallastown church file includes brief biographical sketches of Rev. and Mrs. Eichinger.  The 1920 census (from which the above birth years were inferred) places them living on East Main Street in Dallastown.

 



ELLENBERGER, JOHN     

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died: 1857                                                                              obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

           

1840    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: John Ellenberger was a leader of the class that met in the Grazier school house in Warrior’s Mark township, Huntingdon County.


 

ELLIS, D.R.

 

Born: 11-2-1840  Wales                                              married:

Died: 8-24-1908  Annville PA                                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 180

Gibble list: no

 

1876    license, Allegheny Conference

1879    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1908,68

 

1889-91           Clearfield [Woodland]



 

ELSER, THEODORE EDWIN

 

Born: 10-25-1929                                                        married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 775

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1959    license

1963    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-62           Young’s-Mt. Zion

1962-69           Boonsboro Mt. Nebo

1969-70           Frederick Centennial

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-71                      Centennial

1971-76           Wesley Grove

1976-80           chaplain, Scotland (PA) School

1981-84           leave of absence, living in Scotland PA

1984                transfer to Peninsula Conference

 


 

ELWAY, JAMES

 

Born:                                                                           married: Sarah Prosser [in England]

Died: 8-26-1862                                                          obit: [1808-1887]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 24 [ALWAY]

Gibble list: yes

 

1838     license, Pennsylvania Conference

1840    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Altoona

Obit:

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1844-45           Westmoreland circuit

1845-46           Clearfield circuit

1846-47           Jefferson circuit

 

Note: Rev. Elway was born in England, emigrated to America in 1830 and lived briefly in Philadelphia and Centre County. Africa’s 1883 History of Blair County, page 141, says that “James Elway came to the Tuckahoe Valley in Logan township in 1850, where he purchased a farm.  He removed to Altoona in 1859.”  His son James married the daughter of Jacob Root – the layperson behind Roots appointment, predecessor to the Bellwood congregation.

 


 

ELY, DANIEL

 

Born: 6-9-1832                                                            married: Martha Ann Coombs

Died: 2-16-1909                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1867    quarterly conference license, Chambersburg First

 

Interment:

Obit: 1910,28

 

1889-95           Horse Valley

1897-99           Ortanna

1900-02           Horse Valley

1907-10           living in Philadelphia

 

Note: Daniel Ely served with a permanent quarterly conference license.  There is a folder on him in the biographical file at the conference archives.  The 1910 UB Yearbook incorrectly identifies him as Daniel EBY in the death notices.

 


 

EMENHEISER, BENJAMIN F.

 

Born: 3-31-1898                                                          married: Roberta Glanville

Died: 4-17-1991                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 609

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1919    license, recommended by Thurmont

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1919-21           student, Lebanon Valley College

1924                withdrew  1924,28

                        teacher, Baltimore City College

 

Note: Benjamin F. Emenheiser is the son of Franklin Benjamin Emenheiser.  He is a member of the Baltimore City College Hall of Fame.

 



EMENHEISER, FRANKLIN B.

 

Born: 5-22-1870  near East Prospect              married: Catherine Jane Daugherty

Died: 4-28-1957  Hagerstown MD                             obit: 1961,47

Miller-Raker #: 478

 

1896    quarterly conference license, Dallastown

1901    license

1905    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Rose Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1957,41

 

1901-03           Dover circuit

1903-07           Rayville circuit

1907-10           Lemasters circuit

1910-12           Oakville circuit

1912-16           Shiremanstown circuit

1916-18           Fayetteville

1918-20           Thurmont

1920-25           Springet

1925-39           York Haven

1939                retired

 

Note:  Franklin B. Emenneiser is the father of Benjamin F. Emenheiser, Paul D. Emenheiser and Cora Mabel Emenheiser Zeigler – wife of Roy R. Zeigler.  The Zeigler children [Franklin’s grandchildren] include Betty Zeigler Keperling (wife of Ira C. Keperling), Eleanor Zeigler Ford (wife of missionary Rev. Paul Ford) and Harold E. Zeigler.  Mrs. Emenheiser is a first cousin of Benjamin Daugherty Rojahn (through Rojahn, and possibly also through Daugherty).  A copy of the 11/29/19 Telescope in the Dallastown church file includes brief biographical sketches of Rev. and Mrs. F.B. Emenheiser.

 



EMENHEISER, PAUL DAUGHERTY

 

Born: 2-20-1911                                                          married: Esther L. Redding

Died: [before 1979]                                                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: 666

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1931    license

1936    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1931-33           student, Lebanon Valley College

1933-36           student, Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary

                            1933-36   Barts

1936-38           Taneytown

1938-42           Baltimore Otterbein

1942-48           Wormleysburg, resigned 5/31/48

1947                withdrew  1948,56&96

 

1954-63           St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sycamore IL

 

Note:  Paul D. Emeheiser is the son of Franklin B. Emenheiser.

 


 

EMENHIZER, G.W.

 

Born: 5-2-1843  Stormstown PA                                married: Sarah Elizabeth Long

Died: 5-10-1928                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1932,49

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 195

Gibble list: no

 

1875    quarterly conference license

1880    license, Allegheny Conference

1884    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Houserville Cemetery, Houserville PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1928,59

 

1875-79           Bellefonte circuit

1879-80           Allegheny

1880-82           Shade Gap

1882-86           East Salem

1886-89           Juniata

1889-92           Bellefonte

1892-94           Punxsutawney

1894-95           Fairmont

1895-97           DeHaven

1897-98           Connellsville

1898-01           Springfield

1901-04           Three Springs

1904-06           Path Valley

1906-08           Fairhope

1908-13           Belsano

1913-15           West Decatur

1915-17           Casselman

1917-18           ?

1918-20           Clarion River

1920                retired

 

Note: G.W. Emenhizer is the grandfather of J.S. Emenhizer.

 



EMENHIZER, JARED SILAS

 

Born: 12-14-1892  Centre County PA                        married: Naomi Blanche Newman

Died: 9-1-1973                                                            obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1987,406

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 428

Gibble list: no

 

1914    quarterly conference license

1916    license, Allegheny Conference

1923    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Houserville Cemetery, Houserville PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1974,284

 

1915-16           Union

1916-18           Hustontown

1918-20           Mahaffey

1920-24           Susquehanna

1924-26           Glasgow

1926-28           Waukesha

1928-30           Middleburg (ending 9.24.1930)

1930-31           Central City (beginning 10/1/1930, apparently was originally assigned to Clarion River))

1931-36           New Paris

1936-37           Shade Gap

1937-43           Three Springs

1943-46           Woodland

1946-49           Rockwood

1949-53           Hollsopple

1953-54           Bowersdale

1954-60           Salem

1960-62           Mount Hope

1962                retired

 

Note: J.S. Emenhizer is a grandson of G.W. Emenhizer.

 


 

EMPFIELD, CHARLES HAROLD

 

Born: 5-11-1914                                                          married: Dorothy Blanche Claypool

Died: 8-15-2002  Volusia FL                                      obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2000,360

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1939    quarterly conference license

1943    license, Allegheny Conference

1946    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:  Western Pennsylvania Conference 2003,?

 

1941-44           Rochester Mills

1944-48           Johnstown Overbrook

                             1947-48  Windber

1948-51           Beaver Falls

1951-61           Altoona Schum Memorial

1961-69           McKeesport First

1969-79           disability leave

1979                retired

 


 

EMPFIELD, JACKSON B.  

 

Born: 8-1-1832  Indiana County PA                          married: Jane Pittman

Died: 3-23-1904  Ryno NE                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 130

Gibble list: no

           

1864    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: [in the biographical files]

 

1871-73           Fallen Timber circuit

1878                name erased

1887                moved to Custer County NE


 

ENCK, SCHUYLER COLFAX

 

Born: 7-3-1868  Hopeland PA                                    married: Elizabeth Sophia Seltzer

Died: 11-29-1963                                                        obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1957,50

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1887    quarterly conference license, Hopeland

1888    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1893    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Hopeland Cemetery, Lancaster County PA

Obit: Eastern Conference 1964,121

 

1888-1891       Ruhl’s

1891-92           Pottstown

1892-93           Lockington, Miami Conference

1893                New Holland

1893-98           Manheim

1898-12           Columbia

1912-17           Philadelphia Second

1917-42           conference superintendent

1942                retired

 

Note: Schuyler C. Enck’s son Paul is married to David E. Long’s daughter Laura.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 449, gives a brief biography.

 


 

ENDERS, GEORGE W.

 

Born: 1-6-1836                                                            married: Susan Warner

Died: 12-27-1916                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1878    quarterly conference license

1881    license, East German Conference

1887    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Enders PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference1917,39

 

1892-93           Jacksonville circuit

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: George W. Enders served as needed as a local pastor.

 



ENGLE, DANIEL

 

Born: 4-10-1811  Germany                                         married:

Died: 3-16-1883                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 241

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [ENGEL]

 

1841    license, recommended by Old Otterbein

 

Interment: Braxton County WV

Obit: Parkersburg Conference 1891,31 & West Virginia Conference 1897,51

 

1840-46           pre-Buckhannon WV, informally

1843                transfer to Virginia Conference

 

Note: Daniel Engle is mentioned in Burrow’s 1989 History of West Virginia United Methodism, pages 217 & 219.

 


 

ENSMINGER, EARL JACOB

 

Born: 3-30-1904  near Strinestown PA          married: Ruth M. Funk

Died: 11-19-1977  Florida                                          obit: 1980,338

Miller-Raker #: 810

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1934    quarterly conference license, Strinestown UBOC

1935    license, Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

1941    ordained, UBOC

 

Interment: Strinestown Cemetery, Strinestown PA

Obit: 1978,258

 

1936-40           missionary to Sierra Leone

1940-41           student, Huntingdon College  IN

1941-44           Heidlersburg

1944-45           student, Huntingdon College  IN

1945-49           missionary to Sierra Leone

1949-52           Celina OH circuit, Auglaize Conference

1952-53           living in Huntingdon IN

1953-57                      missionary to Sierra Leone

1957-63           State Line

1963-64           Mt. Tabor MD

1964                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, EUB denomination

1964-69           Marion

1969                retired

                        1974-77  associate, Seminole FL

 


 

ENSMINGER, RUTH M. FUNK

 

Born: 8-6-1911                                                            married: Earl Jacob Ensminger

Died: 11-30-1979                                                        obit: 1978,258

Miller-Raker #: 811

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1939    license, Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

1951    ordained, Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

 

Interment: Strinestown Cemetery

Obit: 1980,338

 

1936-40           missionary to Sierra Leone

1940-41           student, Huntingdon College  IN

1941-44           Heidlersburg

1944-45           student, Huntingdon College  IN

1945-49           missionary to Sierra Leone

1949-52           Celina OH circuit assistant, Auglaize Conference

1952-53           living in Huntingdon IN

1953-58                      missionary to Sierra Leone

1964                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, EUB denomination

1964-69           Marion, unofficial assistant

1969                retired

 

Note: Ruth was married to Earl Jacob Ensminger.  She was the daughter of Bishop Ezra Funk of the United Brethren, Old Constitution.

 


 

ENTERLINE, SAMUEL

 

Born:  9-4-1810  Lykens Valley PA                           married:

Died: 5-24-1884  Adams County PA                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: 238

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1839    license

1842    ordained

 

Interment: Hampton, Adams County PA

Obit: 1885,29

 

1842-44           Lebanon circuit

1844-46           Dauphin circuit

1846-47           York circuit

1847-48           York Springs circuit

1848-49           York circuit

1849-51           Dover circuit

1851-53           Franklin circuit

1853-54           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1854-57           Baltimore station

1857-59           Rocky Spring circuit

1859-60           Orrstown circuit

1860-61           York Springs circuit

1861-65           York station

1865-67           Manchester circuit

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 292, gives a brief biography.  He is a grandson of Lutheran immigrant minister John Michael Enterline.

 


 

ERB, JACOB

 

Born:  5-25-1804  near Manheim PA                          married: Elizabeth Shirk

Died: 4-29-1883                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 105

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1823    license, Hagerstown Conference

1825    ordained

 

Interment: Shopp’s Cemetery, Shiremanstown

Obit: 1884,20

 

1823-24           Lancaster circuit

1824-25           Hagerstown circuit

1825-26           Lancaster circuit

1827-28           missionary to New York

1828-29           Susquehanna circuit

1829-31           unassigned

1831-32           Littlestown circuit

1832-33           Canada mission, informally & working on hymnal

1833-36           presiding elder, Carlisle District

1836-37           Canada mission, informally

1837-45           bishop

1837-38           Dauphin circuit

1841-45           Baltimore Otterbein

1845-48           Baltimore Otterbein

1849-53           bishop

1854-56           presiding elder, York District

1856-57           agent for Philadelphia church

1857-58           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1858-59           Liverpool circuit

1859-60           agent for the printing establishment

1860-62           unassigned

1862-63           Carlisle circuit

1863-66           York station

1866-68           unassigned

1868-70           Harrisburg First

1871-75           unassigned

1875                retired

1876                special agent for Lebanon Valley College

1878-82           conference evangelist

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 317, and Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 46, give brief biographies.  Chapter 6 of the 1911 denominational study guide Our Heroes vol 2 discusses Jacob Erb and gives a picture.  His mother Elizabeth Hershey Erb was a sister to Abraham and Christian Hershey.  His sister married Samuel Eberly.  Jacob Erb is a cousin to Jacob G. Erb.

 


 

ERB, JACOB G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 176

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1832    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1836                dismissed

                        old Erie Conference

1861                charter member of new Erie Conference

1862-63           Orleans mission

1880                irregularly withdrawn

 

Note: Jacob G. Erb a cousin to Bishop Jacob Erb, whose Koontz-Roush biography states on page 218 that “Jacob G. Erb, an able preacher, lived about 6 or 7 miles from Buffalo NY and gave a number of years to ministerial service in that region.”

 


 

ERB, JOHN CALVIN

 

Born: 7-28-1863  Calvin PA                                       married: Frances Settle

Died: 12-31-1932  Blair's Mills PA                            obit: Allegheny Conference 1937,58

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 372

Gibble list: no

 

1894    quarterly conference license

1909    license, Allegheny Conference

1927    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit:  Allegheny Conference 1933,48

 

1894-95           South Williamsport

1895-98           Wilmore

1898-99           Dunlevy

1899-00           Shade Gap

1900-03           Orbisonia

1903-04           Newport (6 months)

1904-05           Clarion River

1905-07           Birmingham

1907-08           Susquehanna

1908-11           East Salem

1911-13           Bigler

1913-15           Knoxdale

1915-16           Rochester Mills

1916-18           New Buffalo

1918-20           Runville

1920-21           Industry

1921-23           ?

1923-24           New Paris

1924-28           Cambria

1928                retired

 


 

ERHARD, ROBERT LOUIS           

 

Born: 2-25-1858  Spring Mills PA                              married: Mary Morgan           

Died: 9-3-1926  Jeanette PA                                      obit: [d. 4/23/1918]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Sara Ghrist

Fulton #: 281                                                               obit2: Pittsburgh Conference (M) 1940,131

Gibble list: no

           

1897    license, Allegheny Conference

1901    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Pittsburgh Conference (ME) 1926, 434

 

1896-98           Three Springs

1898-03           Claysville

1903-04           East Clearfield

1904-05           Clearfield

1905-07           Braddock Second [Comrie Avenue]

1907-08           (not listed)

1908                “transfer” to Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

                        Pittsburgh Lemington Avenue

                        New Brighton Grace

                        Donora

1916-20           Pittsburgh California Avenue

                        South Brownsville

                        Jeannette


 

ERNST, IRA SANKEY

 

Born: 12-2-1894  Guilford Springs PA          married: Nellie Rice

Died: 1-31-1959                                                          obit: 1957,48

Miller-Raker #: 589

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1915    license

1918    ordained

 

Interment: Lincoln Lawn, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1959,47

 

1915-16           student, Lebanon Valley College

1916-18           Biglerville

1918-21           Chewsville MD

1921-41           Carlisle Grace

1941-53           Washington DC

1953-59           Chambersburg First

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 391, gives a brief biography. 

 


 

ERNST, JOHN

 

Born: 2-22-1744                                                          married:

Died: 8-30-1804                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 7

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1789    license

 

Interment: East Berlin PA

Obit:

 

1790’s             congregation in Adams County

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 370, gives a brief biography.  Drury’s 1924 History of the United Brethren in Christ, page 156, gives a brief biography of Ernst and the others listed in connection with the historic conference of 1789.



 

ESCHBACH, CARL B.

 

Born: 9-9-1903                                                            married: Ruth Myers

Died: 5-20-1998                                                          obit: West Ohio Conference 1984,307

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 522 [Eschbaugh]

Gibble list: no

 

1923    quarterly conference license

1929    license, Allegheny Conference

1930    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: West Ohio Conference 1998,?

 

1929-45           MISSIONARY, Philippine Islands

1945-46           ?

1946-50           associate secretary, Foreign Missions

1950-51           faculty, Bonebrake [United] Seminary in Dayton OH

1951                transfer to Miami Conference

 



ESENSEE, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 251

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [ESENSY]

 

1841    license

1844    elected to the office of elder – but refused to be ordained, page 55

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1841-42                      Dauphin circuit

1842-43           Lancaster circuit

1843-44           Lebanon circuit

1845                dismissed

                        entered the Lutheran ministry, Pittsburgh Synod

1845-51           Brick Church St. John’s, Freeport Trinity, Gilpin Twp Zion

1851                deposed

 

Note: Henry Esensee apparently preached in German.  Heissenbuttel’s 1959 Pittsburgh Synod Congregational Histories includes references to Both Henry and John Esensee.  They appear to be related, but that relationship and their exact service in the Lutheran Church are not clear.

 


 

ESENSEE, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 250

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [ESENSY]

 

1841 license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1841-42           Chambersburg circuit

1843                withdrew

                        entered the Lutheran ministry, Pittsburgh Synod

1842-44           Saxonburg St. Luke’s

1843-45           Freeport Trinity

 

Heissenbuttel’s 1959 Pittsburgh Synod Congregational Histories includes references to both Henry and John Esensee.  They appear to be related, but that relationship and their exact service in the Lutheran Church are not clear.  There appears to be a connection with George St. Clair Hussey.

 


 

ESHELMAN, DAVID S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 10-11-1940  Arcanum OH                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [ESHLEMAN]

 

1891    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1897    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1892-93           Hopeland

1893-94           student, Lebanon Valley College

1894-97           student, Union Seminary in Dayton OH        ?         

1897-00           Annville

1900-03           Mountville St. Paul’s

1903-04           Allentown Zion

1904-07           Middletown

1907-08           Mount Carmel

1908-09           Myerstown

1909-10           Cressona

1910                honorable dismissal

 


 

ESTERLINE, CLIFFORD EUGENE

 

Born: 10-31-1895  Wiconisco PA                               married: Ruth Irene McClean

Died: 1-13-1981                                                          obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1977,583

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1935    quarterly conference license, Philadelphia Third

1936    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1937    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1981,273

 

1938-39           Aristes

1939-42           Tower City

1942-46           Shamokin circuit

1946-47           Pottstown-Birdsboro

1947-66           Intercourse

1966                retired

 


 

ESTERLINE, LORENZ [LAWRENCE]

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 108

Fulton #:

Gibble list: yes

 

1824    license

1827    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: This surname is also rendered ESTERLEIN.

 


 

ETTER, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 3-13-1846  Powell’s Valley PA                        married: Sarah Elizabeth Collier

Died: 3-28-1895  Dayton OH                                     obit: [2/18/1851 – 1/16/1900]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1871    quarterly conference license

1873    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1876    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1895,53

 

1871-72           student, Lebanon Valley College

1872-73           professor, Lebanon Valley College

1873-75           student, Drew University

1875-77           Mount Joy

1877-79           Philadelphia

1879-82           Baltimore Fourth

1882-83           unknown, living in Halifax

1883-85           Mount Joy

1885-89           Lebanon

1889-93           editor of the Quarterly Review, Dayton OH

                            1891-92 professor, Union Seminary

1893-95           chief editor, UB Sunday School literature

 

Note:  The conference archives collection contains the following books by John W. Etter [a.k.a. J. Wesley Etter]: The Doctrine of Christian Baptism (1888), The Preacher and his Sermon (1883), The Thorn in the Flesh (1892).   Mrs. Etter was also a graduate (1875) of Lebanon Valley College; she is buried in the Methodist Cemetery at Halifax PA.

 



ETTER, ROBERT WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1941    quarterly conference license, Lancaster Covenant

1942    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1945    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1944-53           Manor circuit

1953-54           living in Lancaster

1954                withdrew to join another denomination: East Pennsylvania Conference 1954,48

 

Note: Robert W. Etter is a brother to Russell E. Etter.  He is believed to have become an Episcopal priest.

 



ETTER, RUSSEL EMERICH

 

Born: 10-15-1910 Hummelstown PA                         married: Kathryn Miller

Died: 12-27-1979  York PA                                       obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1925    quarterly conference license, Balsbaugh’s United Christian Church

1928    annual license, United Christian Church

1931    ordained, United Christian Church

1938    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1941    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: New Holland PA

Obit: 1980,338

 

1938                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference, United Brethren Church

1938-48           Iona

1948-60           New Holland

1960-76           Harrisburg First

1976                retired

 

Note: Russell E. Etter is a brother to Robert W. Etter.

 



ETTER, SAMUEL R. JR.

 

Born: 1-2-1823  Campbelltown PA                            married: Lydia Mark

Died: 9-20-1907  Reading PA                                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Louisa Killinger

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [3/3/1833 - 5/23/1912]

Gibble list: yes

 

1870    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1873    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1907,36

 

1869-71           Pine Grove circuit

1871-74           Jonestown circuit

1874-76           Lehigh Valley circuit

1876-80           Landingville circuit

1880-81           Jonestown circuit

1881-86           Reading Zion

1886-89           Reading Salem

1889-92           Avon Zion

1892-93           Lebanon Memorial

1893-94           Tamaqua

1894                retired, living in Reading

Note: Samuel R. Etter Jr is the son of Samuel Etter Sr.  The middle initial of Samuel Etter Sr is not known, but it appears the church created the Jr-Sr designation to distinguish between the two.  The first wife of Samuel R. Etter Jr. is a daughter of George A. Mark Sr.


 

ETTER, SAMUEL SR.

 

Born: 2-4-1803  PA                                                    married: Susana Mary Fasig

Died: 1864 OH                                                           obit: [1/20/1803 - 10/25/1847]

Miller-Raker #: 200

Fulton: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1833    license

1835    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1860                expelled

 

Note: Samuel Etter Sr. is the father of Samuel R. Etter Jr.  He served as a local preacher.  The middle initial of Samuel Etter Sr is not known, but it appears the church created the Jr-Sr designation to distinguish between the two.

 



EVANS, A.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

           

1874    license, Allegheny Conference

1878    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1895                name erased


 

EVANS, JOHN R.    

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died: 1863                                                                  obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 54

Gibble list: no

           

1843    license, Allegheny Conference

1846    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1843-44           Allegheny circuit

1844-45           Juniata

1845-46           Washington

1846-47           Shellsburg

1847-49           Liverpool

1849-50           suspended

1850                moved to Illinois


 

EVERHART, LORENZ [LAWRENCE]

 

Born: 5-6-1755                                                            married: Ann Mary Breckinbaugh

Died: 8-6-1840                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 58

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [EBERHART]

 

1805     license

1808    ordained by Francis Asbury

 

Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown MD

Obit:

 

1812                November, Maryland and Pennsylvania while Spayth is in Virginia

1812                membership ceased, apparently joined the Methodist Episcopal denomination

1816                organized the Methodist class at Little Cove, Franklin County

                        see Foreman’s 1967 History of Little Cove, page 26

1817                German missionary, Carlisle District 

1818                missionary

1819                missionary

1820                German missionary

1821                located

 

Note: Known in secular history for several acts of bravery in the Revolutionary War, his surname is also rendered Eberhart, Everhardt, etc.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 292, gives a brief biography.  The 1911 Eberly-Albright-Brane Landmark History of the United Brethren Church, page 228, gives an extensive biographical sketch.  See also Clark’s 1958 Journal and Letters of Francis Asbury, volume II, page 741.  He was the father of John Everhart (1791-1860), a UB pastor in Iowa discussed in chapter 17 of the 1908 denomination study course Our Heroes and of Anna Margaret Everhart Larkin, wife of Thomas Larkin (1786-1852) of the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 



EVERS, ABRAM M.

 

Born: 10-2-1837  Rockingham County VA               married: Jennie Rhinehart

Died: 9-18-1918                                                          obit: 1935,23

Miller-Raker #: 489

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1861    quarterly conference license, Pleasant Grove (Augusta circuit, Virginia Conference)

1862    license, Virginia Conference

1863    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown MD

Obit: 1918,79

 

1861                South Branch circuit, 6 months

1862-64           Rockbridge circuit

1864-65           Lacey Springs circuit

1865-66           South River circuit

1866-68           Boonsboro circuit

1868-70           Myersville circuit

1870-72           Hagerstown circuit

1872-75           Frederick circuit

1875-78           Martinsburg station

1878-79           presiding elder, South Branch District

1879-82           Churchville circuit

1882-86           Frederick station

1886-87           presiding elder, Potomac District

1887                charter member of Maryland Conference

1887-92           presiding elder

1892-95           Hagerstown circuit

1895-02           Hagerstown Grace

1902                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1902-03           Hagerstown Grace

1903-07           Marion

1907                local

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 293, and Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 163, give a brief biography.  He is the father of Samuel J. Evers.  His daughter Alice M. married Rev. D.E. Burtner of the Congregational Church.

 


 

EVERS, SAMUEL J.

 

Born: c1871                                                                married: Katherine Edith White

Died: cMarch 1965                                                     obit:

Miller-Raker #: 491

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1891    quarterly conference license, Frederick (Maryland Conference)

1896    license, Maryland Conference

1896    ordained [simultaneously], Maryland Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: see the biographical files

 

1896-1946       Glenbrook Union Memorial Church [Congregational], Stamford CN.

1902    transfer to Pennsylvania Conference UB

1923    transfer to Fairfield County Association of Congregational Churches and Ministers  1923,33

 

Note: He is the son of Abram M. Evers.  There was also a Samuel Evers (c1831-1861) who entered the Virginia Conference in 1857.

 


 

EVERS, WILLIAM B.

 

Born: 1839  Rockingham County VA                        married:

Died: 11-9-1920  Martinsburg WV                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 385 & 490

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1863    quarterly conference license, Whitesels (Rockingham circuit, Virginia Conference)

1866    license, East Des Moines Conference

1869    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Martinsburg WV

Obit: 1921,66

 

1862-63           Franklin circuit

1863-65           Big Grove circuit, East Des Moines Conference

1865-66           Winchester circuit

1866-67           New Holland, East Pennsylvania Conference

1867                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1867-68           Mount Joy

1868-70           Shamokin

1870-71           Highspire

1871-72           Reading Otterbein

1872-75           Harrisburg Boas Street

1875-77           Phoenixville

1877-78           Greencastle, Pennsylvania Conference

1878                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 5

1879-80           Opequon, Virginia Conference

1880                appears to have located

1889                in Maryland Conference

1889-90           Keedysville

1893-94           Williamsport

1902                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1903-04           Westernport MD, Virginia Conference

1904                local

 


 

EWIG, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 146

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1828    license to exhort

1829    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1834                withdrew

 

Note: The German word ewig (everlasting) is pronounced “evich” – and so alternate renderings of this surname might be EVICH or EVICK or EVIG.

 


 

EWIG, JAMES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 111

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1822    license to exhort

1824    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: The German word ewig (everlasting) is pronounced “evich” – and so alternate renderings of this surname might be EVICH or EVICK.

 


 

EWING, J.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

           

1869    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1871                name erased