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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FAHRINGER, REUBEN

 

Born: 3-29-1834  Roaring Creek Valley PA               married: Sarah Ann Keller

Died: 11-8-1915  Centralia PA                                   obit: [12/18/1833 – 9/12/1896]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1864    quarterly conference license, St. Paul’s in Columbia County

1870    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Aristes PA

Obit:

 

1878                name erased

 

Note: According to Gibble’s History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 365, Reuben Fahringer served “only locally or as a supply.”  He organized the Zion congregation in Aristes, where there is a memorial widow to him.  He was a blacksmith and a wheelwright in Centralia.

 



FAIR, DELTON RAY

 

Born: 12-28-1891  Glen Rock            PA                               married: Mabel Blanche McNamee

Died: 7-10-1969  Mechanicsburg PA                         obit: 1979,344

Miller-Raker #: 653

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1923    quarterly conference license, York Fifth [Messiah]

1927    license

1933    ordained

 

Interment: Jerusalem (Fissel’s) Cemetery, near Glen Rock PA

Obit: 1970,381 & 1979,332

 

1923-24           Bendersville

1924-27           Wolfsville

1927-35           Springet

1935-38           Myersville

1938-55           Manchester (PA)

1955-60           Shepherdstown

1960                retired

    1960-64  Fetterhoff-Mount Union

    1964-69  associate, New Cumberland Trinity

 


 

FAKE, NORMAN I.

 

Born: 1-29-1889  Green Point PA                              married: Gertrude Rupp

Died: 10-11-1976                                                        obit: [Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1983,344]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1912    quarterly conference license, Green Point

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1919    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Ebenezer PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1977,576

 

1912-14           Tower City

1914-16           Grantville

1916-17           Lebanon circuit

1917-23           Hopeland

1923-28           Avon

1928-30           Lykens

1930-39           Lebanon Memorial

1939-52           Lebanon Bethany

1952-58           Mountville

1958-60           Pine Grove

1960                retired

                        1960-64           Schaefferstown

                        1965-66           Shirk’s

                        1966-67           Shopes

                        1967-70           Shirk’s

 

Note: The dates for Mrs. Fake are 8/11/1889 – 6/15/1982.

 


 

FALSTICK, HOMER MELVIN

 

Born: 11-11-1907  Johnstown PA                              married: Bessie M. Dickert

Died: 9-24-1975                                                          obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1979,424

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1927    quarterly conference license, Johnstown First of the Allegheny Conference

1929    license, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Congregational Church

1945    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1976,536

 

1929-32           student, Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA

                             1929-32  East Allentown Evangelical Congregational Church

1932-33           Northampton, East Pennsylvania Conference

1933                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church

1933-38           Northampton circuit

1938-41           Cressona

1941-42           Stillwater, Oklahoma Conference

1942-47           Shoemakersville

1947-48           Stillwater, Oklahoma Conference

1948-52           Elizabethville

1952-59           Middletown

1959-65           Linglestown

1965-67           Lititz

1967-69           Shoemakersville-Berne

1969-72           Hopeland (ending Nov. 1972)

1972                retired

 

Note: Homer M. Falstick is a brother to Kenneth M. Falstick.  Mrs. Falstick’s birth date, not given in her obituary, is 8/13/1896.

 


 

FALSTICK, KENNETH MYRON

 

Born: 7-4-1904  Johnstown PA                                  married: Mildred _____

Died: 5-2-2001  Westerville OH                                 obit: [12/25/1905 – 6/?/1980]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 523

Gibble list: no

 

1922    quarterly conference license, Johnstown First

1929    license, Allegheny Conference

1936    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1929-36           at school

1936-39           Industry

1939-45           East Pittsburgh

1945-52           Industry

1952-54           without appointment at own request

1954-56           on leave

1956-68           local elder, living in Westerville OH

1968                no longer listed

 

Note: Kenneth M. Falstick is a brother to Homer M. Falstick.  His surname is sometimes rendered FALSTIC.

 


 

FARNSWORTH, JOHN T.

 

Born: 12-15-1880  Bellwood PA                                married: Venia Lois Zimmerman

Died: 8-15-1953                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1966,44

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 408

Gibble list: no

 

1911    quarterly conference license

1913    license, Allegheny Conference

1919    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1954,23

 

1914-19           Ligonier

1919-25           Everson

1925-28           Rockwood

1928-40           Altoona Third

1940-46           Altoona Wehnwood

1946-48           East Freedom

1948                retired

 

Note: John T. Farnsworth worked as a machinist for several years before receiving a call to the ministry and attending Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH.

 


 

FARRELL – see O’FARRELL

 


 

FASICK, LUCIEN BANKS

 

Born: 11-20-1871  Mifflintown PA                            married: Emma May Mitchell

Died: 9-9-1921  Petersburg PA                                  obit: Central PA Conf (ME) 1913, 140

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Iva May Steele Eichelberger

Fulton #: 268                                                               obit2: Central PA Conf (ME) 1928, 744

Gibble list: no

                                                           

1895    license, Allegheny Conference                      

1899    ordained elder

 

Interment: Frankstown Cemetery, Frankstown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference (ME) 1922, 127

 

1894-95           assistant, Concord circuit of the Central PA Conf of the ME Church

1895-96           Indiana PA

1896-97           Punxsutawney

1897-99           Orbisonia

1899-02           Fairmount

1902-03           Jenners Cross Roads

1903                Hollsopple Bethel (ending 6/25/1903)

1903-04           Gridley OH

1904-06           Fayette

 

1908-09           Windber

1909-10

1910-11           Coalport

1911-12           Dunlo

1912                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference, ME Church (see CPC 1912, 92)

1912-14           Hopewell

1914-18           Rouzerville

1918-21           Frankstown

1921                Petersburg

 

Note: An obituary for Lucien Banks Fasick also appears in the 9/22/1921 Christian Advocate, page 1196.  He is a brother to Augustus S. Fasick (1867-1953) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Church.  The second Mrs. Fasick was the widow of a Mr. James Eichelberger.


 

FAUST, SAMUEL D.

 

Born: 11-24-1852  near Roxbury PA                          married: Josephine Clippinger

Died: 7-12-1929  Dayton OH                                     obit:

Miller-Raker #: 412                                                     married 2: Elizabeth J. Mower

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

                                                                                   

1882    quarterly conference license

1885    license

1888    ordained

 

Interment: Mowersville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1929,16

 

1873-81           school teacher & farmer, Franklin County

1881-84           student, normal schools in Ohio

1884-85           Intercourse, East Pennsylvania Conference

1885-89           student, Lebanon Valley College

1889                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference  1889,11

1889-92           Harrisburg First

1893                Hygiene CO, for health reasons

1893-26           professor, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1926-29           professor emeritus

 


 

FEASTER, ROBERT K. 

 

Born: 2-28-1930                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 712

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1949    license, recommended by Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1954    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-56           Woodland Beach

1956-59           Boonsboro

1959-60           supernumerary

1960-61           Big Pool

1962-63           supernumerary

1963                local elder

 

1983-96           president, United Methodist Publishing House

 


 

FEGLEY, DANIEL LeROY

 

Born: 9-23-1901  Lykens PA                                      married: Mildred Woodside

Died: 4-20-1990                                                          obit: 1996,410

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1922    quarterly conference license, Lykens

1924    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1930    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Hummelstown Cemetery, Hummelstown PA

Obit: 1990,453

 

1924-27           student, Lebanon Valley College

1927-30           student, Princeton Theological Seminary

                        1929-30  Ivyland Presbyterian

1930-32           Allentown Zion

1932-47           Hummelstown

1947-67           Lancaster Otterbein

1967                retired

                        1967-70  assistant, Hummelstown Trinity

                        1970       transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

 


 

FEHL, HARRY LAFORCE SR.

 

Born: 9-7-1897  near Dillsburg PA                             married: Ruth E. Shettel

Died: 4-4-1973                                                            obit: 1966,144

Miller-Raker #: 617

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1922    license, recommended by York Third

1926    ordained

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1973,373

 

1922-46           Rayville

1946-52           Greenmount MD

1952-61           Windsor

1961-65           Quincy, also chaplain of the orphanage & Home

1965                retired

 

Note: He is the father of Harry LaForce Fehl Jr.  Mrs. Fehl is the daughter of J.A. Shettel, and a sister to Paul L. Shettel and Mrs. Mervie H. Welty.

 


 

FEHL, HARRY LAFORCE JR.

 

Born: 2-26-1919                                                          married: Ruth E. Brown [8/18/1943]

Died: 4-3-2009                                                            obit: [4/25/1919 – 12/4/1992]

Miller-Raker #: 690

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1940    license

1947    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1943-44           Mount Tabor

1944-45           Shermans Dale

1945-47           Wagner Chapel, Miami Conference

1947-50           Chewsville

1950-54           York Haven

1954-56           Winterstown

1956-60           Gettysburg

1960-63           Frederick

1963-68           Fishing Creek Salem

1968                without appointment

 

Note: Harry LaForce Fehl Jr. is the son of Harry LaForce Fehl Sr.  His last residence was in Carlisle.

 


 

FEIGHTNER, JOSEPH MILLER    

 

Born: 9-22-1875                                                          married: Mary Ann Summers 

Died: 11-26-1930                                                        obit: Allegheny Conference 1942,62

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 333

Gibble list: no

 

1902    quarterly conference license               

1905    license, Allegheny Conference

1909    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1931,66

 

1902-07           Dunlevy

1907-12           Wall

1912-15           Kephart Memorial

1915-27           Somerset

1927-29           Pitcairn

1929                retired

 


 

FELIX, JOHN

 

Born: 11-8-1830                                                          married: Susannah Young

Died: 9-12-1915  Windber PA                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 143

Gibble list: no

 

1869    license, Allegheny Conference

1872    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: 1915,71  Allegheny Conference

 

1873-74           Path Valley, did not finish the year

 


 

FELMLEE, JACOB

 

Born:  1800                                                                 married:

Died: 8-28-1885  Juniata County                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: 171 [FELMOLEE]

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [FELMOLEE]

 

1832    license

1837    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1832-33           Chambersburg circuit

1834-35           York circuit

 

Note: Jacob Felmlee is believed to be married to Mary Elizabeth Fohl, sister of John Fohl.  He was postmaster in State Line, Franklin County, 1838-43 and 1844-45.  This surname is also rendered FELMELEE, but it appears that the simpler FELMLEE is the spelling that continued into the next generation.

 


  

FELTY, RICHARD G.

 

Born: 5-26-1941                                                          married: Joy _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 791

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1961    license, recommended by Young’s (Cumberland County)

1968    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1968-69           Delbrook, ended 12/31/68

1970-75           Red Lion Zion, began 1/1/70

1975-83           Tyrone Christ

1983-88           Williamsport St. John’s

1988-98           Dallastown Bethlehem

1998-05           Mechanicsburg Mount Olivet

2005                retired

 


 

FERICH, JOHN FRANKLIN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Jean R. Stutzman

Died: 1-13-2008                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1954    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1959    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster PA

Obit: 2008, ?

 

1954-56           student, Elizabethtown College in Lancaster PA

                             1954-56  Newton

1956-59           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1956-57  Blanchester circuit

                             1957-69  Springboro

1959-62           Rocherty & Fontanna

1962-70           Steelton Centenary

1970                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1970-73           Steelton Centenary

1973-81           Shippensburg Messiah

1981-84           York Messiah (ending 2/15/84)

1984-89           Middletown Evangelical (beginning 2/15/84)

1989-94           Carlisle Grace

1994                retired

 

Note: It appears that Jack Ferich did not officially transfer into the Central Pennsylvania Conference until 1979.

 


 

FERTIG, HARRY H.

 

Born: 8-6-1871 Lebanon County PA                         married:

Died: 4-5-1921                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Kochenderfer’s Church Cemetery, Lebanon County PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1921,66

 

1910-14           Schaefferstown

1914-16           Pequea circuit

1916-19           Jacksonville circuit

1919-21           Lebanon circuit

 


 

FETTER, CHARLES WILLARD

 

Born: 2-6-1914                                                            married: Grace Hockley

Died: 7-2-2002                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1934    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1941    ordained, Virginia Conference

Interment:

Obit: West Ohio Conference 2003,?

 

1934-35           student, Lebanon Valley College

1935-36           South Branch circuit, Virginia Conference

1936                transfer to Virginia Conference, page 23

1936-38           South Branch circuit  

1938-41           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary          inDayton OH

                        1938-41  Residence Park

1941                transfer to Miami Ohio Conference

1941-44           Residence Park

1944-45           director of War Services, Church Federation of Dayton OH

1945                transfer to East Ohio Conference

1945-59           Akron First

1959                transfer to West Ohio Conference

1959-75           Dayton First

1975                retired

 

Note:  The 1941-90 sermons of C. Willard Fetter are on file with the General Commission of Archives and History in Madison NJ.  The collection is arranged by sermon number, as organized by Rev. Fetter. Each folder in this collection contains the sermon title, sermon number, and scripture reference.

 


 

FETTERHOFF, H.R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 315

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1859    license

1863    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1859-60                      Perry circuit

1879                withdrew


 

FETTERHOFF, JOHN

 

Born: 9-9-1798                                                            married: Elizabeth Null

Died: 10-14-1882                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Susanna Monn

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1819    license

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit:

 

1819-20           state of Ohio

 

Note: The Life of John Fetterhoff, an 1883 284-page hardback book, is shelved with the United Brethren biographies.  Drury’s 1924 History of the United Brethren Church, page 729, credits John Fetterhoff with being a pioneer preacher of the St. Joseph Conference.

 


 

 

FICKES, VERNON MERLE

 

Born: 1-11-1927                                                          married: Delores M. Darr

Died: 8-3-1999  Wheeling WV                                   obit: [b. 8/31/1936]

Miller-Raker #: 703

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1947    license

 

Interment: Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg PA

Obit:

 

1943-47           student, Lebanon Valley College

    1945-46   Biglerville

1947-48           Shermans Dale, resigned 2/1/48

1948-51           military service

1951-53           living in Mechanicsburg

1953                withdrew  1953,68

 


 

FICKINGER, EDWARD W.

 

Born: c1877  Dauphin County PA                             married:

Died: 10-5-1964                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1897    license, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

 

Interment:

Obit: Oklahoma Conference (Methodist Church) 1965,228

 

1907                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church

1907-10           Catawissa circuit

1910                transfer to North Kansas Conference

1928                transfer to Missouri Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1928-29           Moberly

1931                transfer to Oklahoma Conference

1939-40           Breckenridge

 

Note: Edward W. Fickinger was a local elder in the Evangelical Association when he trabsferred to the United Brethren Church.  He was the 1942 Prohibition Party candidate for governor of Oklahoma and received 0.47% of the popular vote.

 


 

FILER, TOM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

 

1936   credentials as singing evangelist, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1937-38           singing evangelist, page 94


 

FISHEL, DONALD GARY

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1964    letter  1964,41

1971    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1964-66           Dillsburg Mt. Zion

1966-67           Gettysburg Salem

1967-70           Dover

1970-72           Cabin John MD, Baltimore Conference

1972-73           student, Wesley Seminary in Washington DC

1973-81           McConnellstown

1981-89           Valley View

1989-93           Waynesboro Peace

1993-95           Hanover Lohr’s Memorial

1995-99           East Prospect

1999                retired

 


 

FISHER, CHARLES W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 521

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

            ordained, West Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902-03           Boonsboro

1903                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference  1903,57

1903-04           Myersville

1907                open transfer  1907,66

 

Note: Charles W. Fisher is believed to be the C.W. Fisher who later appeared in the Southeast Kansas and Kansas Conferences.

 


 

FISHER, EDWARD JOHNSTON JR.

 

Born: 8-19-1938                                                          married: Phyllis _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 780

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1960    license, recommended by Carlisle Grace

1964    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1964-65           Jefferson        

1965-67           Hagerstown Grace, assistant

1967-75           chaplain US Army, ended 12/31/75

1976-85           Warrior’s Mark, began 1/1/76

1985-94           York Grace

1994-01           Milesburg Curtin

2001                retired

 


 

FISHER, FRANCIS 

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 188

Gibble list: no

           

?          license

 

Interment:

Obit: California Conference 1943,47

 

1878                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1883-84           superintendent, Johnstown District

1884-86           Sacramento CA

1886                transfer to California Conference

 


 

FISHER, GUY DANIEL

 

Born: 3-19-1860  Pittsburgh PA                                 married: Carrie Angell

Died: 5-1-1910  Newburg PA                                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: 560

Fulton #: 326

Gibble list: no

 

1901    quarterly conference license, York Fourth

            license, Minnesota Conference

            ordained, Minnesota Conference

 

Interment: York PA

Obit: 1910,116

 

1901-03           Wycoff

1903-04           Industry, Allegheny Conference

1904                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1904-06           McKeesport

1906-07           Johnstown Walnut Grove

1907-09           Spry, Pennsylvania Conference

1909                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1909-10           Newburg

 


 

FISHER, HARRY JACOB

 

Born: 2-20-1909  Richfield PA                                  married: Myrtle Florence (Peggy) Reid

Died: 12-26-1999  Johnstown PA                              obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1981,422

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Josephine R. Kriz

Fulton #: 521                                                               obit2: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1991,343

Gibble list: no

 

1928    quarterly conference license

1929    license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Richland Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2000, 361

 

1929-32           student, Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1930  Liverpool (4 months)

1932-33           Altoona Wehnwood

1933-36           student, Otterbein College & Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

                             1936  Hawker Reformed Church (9 months)

1936-39           Ligonier

1939-46           Pitcairn

1946-56           Wilkinsburg Christ

1956-70           conference superintendent     

1970-73           superintendent, Johnstown District

1973                retired

                             1973-82  chaplain, Arbutus Park Manor

 


 

FISHER, JOHN K.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Sallie E. Gettel [2/1/1877]

Died: 6-18-1890  Lebanon PA                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1875    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1876    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1875-77           Intercourse

1877-79           Mount Joy

1878-83           Annville

1883                withdrew

 


 

FISHER, JOHN WILLIAM

 

Born: 10-1-1900  Frederick MD                                 married: Henrietta Prempert

Died: 12-4-1962  Hagerstown MD                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: 634

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1924    quarterly conference license, Frederick

1925    license

1932    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick MD

Obit: 1963,49

 

1923-24           Wolfsville

1924                 Bendersville, 1 month

1925-41           Walkersville

1941-52           Lemoyne

1952-62           Hagerstown Emmanuel

 

Note: John W. Fisher is the father of M. Eugene Fisher.

 


 

FISHER, JOSEPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1927    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1927-33           listed

1933                referred


 

FISHER, M. EUGENE

 

Born: 6-13-1920                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #:

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950     license

1955    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-56           Hagerstown St. Paul’s, assistant

1956-57           West Fairview

1957-60           Middleburg-Shiloh

1960-68           Chambersburg Park Avenue

1968                without appointment

 

Note: M. Eugene Fisher is the son of John W. Fisher.  From 1968 to 2002, his address has been 3412 Ridgeway Road, Harrisburg PA  17109-1135.

 


 

FISHER, WILBUR RAYMOND    

 

Born: 4-17-1906  Mapleton Depot PA                       married: Ruth Naomi Moses

Died: 9-28-1973  Hershey PA                                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conf 1986,428

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1934    quarterly conference license, Altoona Garden Heights

1936    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Altoona Garden Heights

1940    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Mapleton Depot PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1974,419

 

1936-40           Altoona Wehnwood

1940                Beaver Falls (resigned 9/26/1940)

1940-45           Shanksville – Central City (beginning 9/28/40)

1945-48           Beaver Falls

1948-51           Bellefonte Grace

1951                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference (EUB)

1951-53           Bellefonte Grace

1953-58           Mechanicsburg Grace

1958-71           York Trinity

1971                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Fisher is the daughter of James C. Moses.

 


 

FLECK, DAVID

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1841                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 87

Fulton #: 19

Gibble list: yes

 

1817    license

1819    ordained

 

Interment: Three Springs PA

Obit:

 

1819-20           Juniata circuit

1827-28           Juniata circuit

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

 

Note: Weaver’s 1908 Minutes of the 1819-24 Conferences, page 46, gives a brief biography.


 

FLEGAL, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 130

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [FLIEGEL]

 

1827    license

1830    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1832    dismissed

 

Note: This surname is also rendered FLUGEL.  John was the son of Valentine Flegal.  The Chronicle for 2002, pages 31&48, gives information on the Flegal family.

 


 

FLEGAL, VALENTINE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 46

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [FLIEGEL]

 

1803    license

1817    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1834                dismissed, page 34

 

Note:  Valentine Flegal is the father of Susannah Flegal Winters, wife of Thomas Winters.  This surname is also rendered FLUGEL.  Valentine was the father of John Flegal.  The Chronicle for 2002, pages 31&48, gives information on the Flegal family.

 


 

FLEISHER, LEWIS

 

Born: 10-22-1830  Bernville PA                                 married: Sarah Jane Harter

Died: 11-11-1908  Lebanon PA                                 obit: [1839-c1880]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1855    quarterly conference license, Millheim

1857    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1864    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon County PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1909,34

 

1859-60           Susquehanna circuit

1860-61           Highspire circuit

1861-62           Lebanon circuit

1862-64           Neffsville

1864-67           Myerstown

1867-68           Pine Grove circuit

1868-70           ?

1870                charter member of East German Conference

1870-75           ?         

1875-76           Union Deposit circuit

1877-78           Germanville circuit [Valley View]

1878-80           ?         

1880-81           Lebanon circuit

1881                Conewago circuit (Feb-Oct)

1881-82           Berks County circuit

1882-83           Landingville circuit

1883-84           Lehigh Valley circuit

1884-90           apparently living in Lebanon

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: Lewis Fleisher is the father of Harry Fleisher (c1871-1959) of the Central Kansas Conference of the Methodist Church.

 


 

FLEMING, MERVIN R.

 

Born: 4-13-1883                                                          married: Estella Rexroth

Died: 6-21-1946                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 536

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1903    quarterly conference license, York Fourth

1905    permanent quarterly conference license, page 16

1906    license

1909    ordained

 

Interment: Red Lion PA

Obit: 1946,30

 

1903-04           York Princess Street mission

1904                 Bendersville (Mar-Oct)

1904-06           York Princess Street mission

1906                Spring Grove (Feb-Oct)

1906-07           no appointment

1907-09           Carlisle circuit

1909-10           Enola

1910-12           Englewood, Miami Conference

1913                York Fifth (July-Nov)

1913-16           Baltimore Salem

1916-40           Red Lion

1940-46           Chambersburg First

 

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

 


 

FLICKINGER, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married: Hannah Kumler

Died: 1844                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 82

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1816    license

 

Interment:

Obit: Miami Conference 1892,9

 

1818                moved to Butler County OH, farmer & local preacher in Miami Conference

 

Note: Mrs. Flickinger was the daughter of Bishop Henry Kumler Sr and the brother of Bishop Henry Kumler Jr.  She was also the mother of a bishop, for Jacob and Hannah are the parents of Bishop Daniel Kumler Flickinger.  The 1950 Koontz and Roush book on The Bishops, page 92 of volume II, gives information on Jacob Flickinger.

 


 

FLINCHBAUGH, FREDERICK

 

Born: 12-23-1789                                                        married:

Died: 1-14-1866                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 204

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1835    license

1841    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Lebanon, York County PA

Obit:

 

1845-46           Dover circuit

 

Note: Frederick was the driving force in the founding of Zion UB south of Red Lion.  He is a nephew of (i.e., not the same person as) the Frederick Flinchbaugh who gave the land in 1809 for Mt. Lebanon Lutheran & Reformed Church.  The Chronicle for 1996, page 130, gives a brief biography.

 


 

FLINCHBAUGH, JAMES E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 699

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1944    license

1948    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1942-44           Mt. Olivet, supply

1944-47           student, United Theological Seminary

[1945-46          Middleton OH Maple Park, Miami Conference]

1947-59           Lynn MA Bethany, Congregational Christian Church

1949-50           graduate student, Harvard University

1950-51           chaplain, State Hospital  Dayton OH

1951-65           chaplain, Miami Valley Hospital  Dayton OH

                            [and lecturer in pastoral care, United Theological Seminary]

1966-67           Dayton OH Belmont, Miami Conference                  

1967                transfer to Miami Conference

1967-72           Dayton Belmont

1972-78           superintendent, Dayton South District

1978-84           Celina St. Paul’s

1984-90           chaplain, Flower Memorial Hospital  Sylvania

1990                retired

 

Note: The 2002 contact for Rev. James E. Flinchbaugh is 11312 Bobwhite Lane, Saint Marys OH 45885-9570  419-394-9974.

 


 

FLOOK, CYRUS F.

 

Born: 8-21-1866  Myersville MD                               married: Elizabeth Eby

Died: 8-23-1932                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 492

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1891    quarterly conference license, Hagerstown St. Paul’s (Maryland Conference)

1892    license, Maryland Conference

1895    ordained, Maryland Conference

 

Interment: Myersville MD

Obit: 19323,23

 

1892-93           Lacey Springs VA

1893                located

                        professor at Kee Mar College, Hagerstown MD

                        businessman

1902                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: Cyrus F. Flook was the historian of the Myersville Church and preserved much of its history.  He is the grandson of Joshua Harp through his mother Elizabeth Harp Flook.  His sister married F. Berry Plummer.

 


 

FLURER, FRANCIS GEORGE

 

Born: 1-22-1912  Philadelphia PA                              married: Rhea Celesta Stutzman

Died: 3-10-1990                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1943    quarterly conference license, Philadelphia Third

1944    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1946    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Stehman’s Church Cemetery, Millersville PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1990,309

 

1943-45           Mount Carmel

1945-48           Lebanon West

1948-56           West Willow-Refton

1956-57           West Willow

1957-62           Highville

1962-71           Coatesville Grace

1971-77           Stehman Memorial –Green Hill

1977                retired

                        1980-82  Klinefeltersville

 


 

FOGELMAN, HARRY ELMER

 

Born: 7-3-1892  Lebanon County PA                                    married: Rebecca F. Zeller

Died: 10-21-1978  Harrisburg PA                              obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1953,33

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Clara Myers

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1946    quarterly conference license, Kochenderfer’s

1946    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1950    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Kochenderfer’s Church Cemetery, Lebanon County PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1979,418

 

1942-53           Enders-Powell’s Valley

1953-62           Pequea circuit

1962                retired

                        1962-69  Enders-Powell’s Valley

 

Note: The second Mrs. Fogelman was the widow of a Mr. George Meyers.

 


 

FOGLE, BERNARD E.

 

Born: 6-13-1920                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 723

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license

1955    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-51           student, Lebanon Valley College

1951-52           Emigsville-Saginaw

1952-55           student, United Theological Seminary

1955-63           Jefferson-Greenmount

1963-69           Baltimore Third

1969                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1969-71           Baltimore Third

1971-81           Baltimore Fulton Avenue-Siemers Memorial charge

1981-84           Glen Burnie Messiah

1984                retired

 


 

FOHL, JOHN

 

Born: 6-7-1815                                                            married: Susan Radebaugh

Died: 1-26-1901                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 213

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1836    license

1839    ordained

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg

Obit: Pennsylvania Conference UBOC 1901,20

 

1836-37           Clearfield circuit

1837-38           Washington circuit

1838-39           Chambersburg circuit

1839-40           Chambersburg station

1840-43           presiding elder, Chambersburg District

1843-46           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1846-47           Chambersburg station

1847-49           Littlestown circuit

1849-51           Franklin circuit

1851-53           Lancaster circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

1853                transfer to White River Conference

1853-67           non-itinerating local pastor and Sunday School worker in Indiana

1867                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1867-68           Baltimore Second [English] and supply

1868-69                  York Springs

1869-70           Alto Dale [Mont Alto]

1870-71           Mercersburg

1871-72           Mount Joy, East Pennsylvania Conference

1872                retired

1879                withdrew

1890                member of Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

1891-01           retired, member of Chambersburg quarterly conference

 

Note: Note: The 1868 assignments list Baltimore Second for John Fohl, but apparently he “traded” with H.A. Schlichter for York Springs before the appointments took effect.  After his retirement, John Fohl was involved with the controversy at Chambersburg Second [now King Street UBOC], the United Christian denomination and the UBOC [United Brethren, Old Constitution] denomination.  See Loyer’s 2000 Autobiography of John Fohl.  John Fohl is a brother to Hannah Fohl O’Farrel (wife of David O’Farrel) and Elizabeth Fohl Felmlee (wife of Jacob Felmlee).

 


 

FORD, A.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

1891    “license” – Allegheny Conference page 20

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1890-93           Indiana (started in mid-year)

1893-95           Berlin

1895-97           Shade Gap

 

Note:  A.C. Ford served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  He later lived in Heilwood, Indiana County, and occasionally supplied United Brethren pulpits in the absence of the regularly appointed pastor.


 

FORTENBACH, G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 20

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1791    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

FORTNA, IRA C.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Janice Marie Ditterline

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1957    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1962    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Sunbury Otterbein

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-59           student, Franklin and Marshall College

                            1956-59  Newton

1959-62           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                            1959-60  choir director, Wayland Memorial Baptist in Philadelphia

                            1960-61  interim, Trotwood UCC

                            1961-62  interim, Ridgewood Heights UCC

1962-65           Allentown Grace

1965-70           Allentown Covenant [Grace and Calvary]

1970-72           Philadelphia East Allegheny

1972-75           Philadelphia St. Philip’s

1975-81           Philadelphia Faith-St.Luke’s-Snyder Avenue

1981-89           Stehman Memorial-Green Hill

1989-03           Georgetown-Mt. Pleasant

2003                retired

 

Note: Ira C. Fortna is the son of Ira R. Fortna.

 


 

FORTNA, IRA REUBEN

 

Born: 10-4-1899  Lebanon PA                                   married: Esther Marie Koons

Died: 5-23-1988                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1921    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Salem           

1924    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1931    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1988,7.16

 

1923-24           Williamstown

1924-25           Sinking Spring

1925-27           Grantville

1927-28           Bellegrove circuit

1928-31           student, United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

1931-32           Aristes

1932-37           Denver-Sinking Spring

1937-47           Coatesville

1947-48           New Holland

1948-49           Oberlin Neidig Memorial

1949-54           Lebanon West

1954-59           Siver Spring circuit

1959-62           Sunbury Otterbein

1962-64           Lykens

1964-66           Orwigsburg Salem-Port Carbon Grace

1966                retired

 

Note: Ira R. Fortna is the father of Ira C. Fortna.

 


 

FORTNA, RAYMOND D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1923    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1928    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1923-25           Cleona

1926-26           student, Dallas TX

1932                honorable dismissal

 


 

FOUTZ, JOHN P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 231

Fulton #: 17

Gibble list: yes

 

1838    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1839                expelled, “for deviating from the Doctrine of Bible & the Church”

 


 

FOW, DANIEL W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1876-78           Philadelphia Ebenezer

 

Note: Daniel W. Fow served this short-lived congregation for the East Pennsylvania Conference.  See Gibble’s History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 440.  He performed a marriage in Barry MI on 1/10/1888, and he appears to have been living there at least since 1884.  Nothing more is known about this pastor or this congregation.  There was a Daniel Fow and a George W. Fow recruited in Philadelphia 12/26/1863 for the 82nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company E.

 


 

FOX, CHARLES JOSEPH

 

Born: 8-12-1906  Westmoreland County PA             married: Elizabeth Feather

Died: 11-29-1992                                                        obit: [1909-1962]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1931    quarterly conference license

1932    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Sewickley

1935    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: [Central Pennsylvania Conference 1993,452]

 

1931-35           Sewickley (beginning 11/21/1931)

1935-39           Jefferson

1939-47           Johnstown Westmont

1947-56           North Braddock

1956-72           Altoona First UB [Trinity UM]

1972                retired

 


 

FRANCIS, JOSEPH ELMER

 

Born: 7-14-1866  Union County PA                          married: Margaret L. Gross

Died: 10-25-1958  Dallastown PA                             obit: 1960,48

Miller-Raker #: 533

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1895    quarterly conference license, Mt. Carmel (East German Conference)

1896    license, East German Conference

1899    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Yoe

Obit: 1959,43

 

1896-97           Frackville

1897-98

1898-01           Susquehanna

1901-03           Jacksonville

1903-04           Harrisburg circuit

1904-05           Oakville, Pennsylvania Conference

1905                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1905-07           Oakville

1907-08           Hanover

1908-10           Fayetteville

1910-14           Yoe

1914-15           Lemasters

1915-16           local

1916-19           Newburg

1919-20           Winterstown

1920                retired

                        1928-32  chaplain, York County Home

 


 

FREE, ELLIS H.

 

Born:                                                                           married: _____

Died: 1-17-1941  Earlton KS                                      obit: Kansas Conference 1945,40

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit: Kansas Conference 1941,32

 

1899-1900       York Springs, Pennsylvania Conference

1902-03           Thurmont circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

1904-05           Port Matilda, Allegheny Conference

1905-06           West Decatur, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Note:  Ellis H. Free appears to have served churches in the Pennsylvania and Allegheny Conference without being formally licensed or ordained, even though the UB Yearbook lists him as a member of the Allegheny Conference 1905-09 and 1911.  He reappears as a member of the Kansas Conference beginning in 1917 at Earlton and then serving various places until his retirement in 1936.

 


 

FREED, JOHN D.

 

Born: 12-29-1817                                                        married:

Died: 8-8-1891                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 416

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1857    license, Virginia Conference

1862    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Thurmont MD

Obit: Maryland Conference 1892,18

 

1857-60           Franklin

1860-61           Winchester

1862-63           South Branch

1867-68           Frederick

1869-71           Woodstock

1871-73           Tuscarora mission

1873-75           Potomac mission

1875-77           Tuscarora

1877-81                      Mechanicstown [Thurmont]

1881-84           Frederick circuit [Walkerstown]

1884-85           Conestoga circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

1885-86           Manor station, East Pennsylvania Conference (apparently did not complete)

1887                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1887-90           Newburg station

1890-91           ?

1891                transfer to Maryland Conference

 

Note: His son A.D. Freed (1850-1877) was a member of the Virginia Conference.  John W. Wayland’s 1912 History of Rockingham County VA, page 267, says that in 1850 John D. Freed was a licentiate of the ME Church associated with ME preacher Benjamin Denton and his efforts to start an independent movement at Dry River.  The above death/obituary information is from the CD produced by the GCAH; page 21 of the 1898 Maryland Conference journal gives his death as 8-9-1890 in Shippensburg PA.

 


 

FREY, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 119

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1825    license

1829    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: See Holdcraft’s 1959 The Old Otterbein Church Story, page 58, for comments on FREY.

 


 

FREY, PHILIP

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1856                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 225

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [FRY]

 

1838    license

1841    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: 1856,42

 

1839-40           Lancaster circuit

1840-41           Chambersburg circuit

1841-42           Lebanon circuit

1854                retired, relocated to Baltimore

 

Note: This surname is also rendered FRY.  Holdcraft’s 1959 The Old Otterbein Church Story, page 58, gives a brief biography.

 


 

FRIDINGER, IRVIN MYERS

 

Born: 12-31-1888 Bachman’s Valley MD                  married: Mary E. Kopp

Died: 8-8-1936                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 609

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1916    quarterly conference license

1918    license

1921    ordained

 

Interment: Manchester MD

Obit: 1936,21

 

1917-18           Wolfsville

1918-27           Baltimore Second

1927-29           Windsor

1929-32           West Fairview

1932-36           Taneytown

 


 

FRIDINGER, MERTIS VICTOR

 

Born: 12-5-1894  Hummelstown PA                          married: Irene Miller

Died: 1-9-1955                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1914    quarterly conference license, Denver

1925    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1926    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Denver PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1955,33

 

1915-16           Lebanon circuit

1916-20           Intercourse

1920-25           Highspire

1925-28           Palmyra Second

1928-33           Millersburg Hebron

1933-46           Mountville

1946-55           director, Conference Audio-Visual Aids

                        1950-51  Highspire (8 months)

                        1951-52  Middletown

                        1952-53  Shoemakersville circuit (7 months)

                        1954        Rockville

 

Note: Mertis V. Fridinger is the son of William W. Fridinger and the brother of Paul E. Fridinger.

 


 

FRIDINGER, PAUL EARL

 

Born: 7-10-1897  Hopeland PA                                  married: Norene Heilman

Died: 12-29-1966                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1915    quarterly conference license, Jonestown

1927    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1932    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Lutheran Church Cemetery, Jonestown PA

Obit: Eastern Conference 1967,129

 

1920-22           Grantville

1922-25           Royalton

1925-30           Lebanon Bethany

1930-35           Lykens

1935-42           Steelton

1942-49           Elizabethtown

1949-57           Millersburg Hebron

1957-59           Tampa First, Florida Conference

1959-62           Oberlin Neidig Memorial

1962                retired

                        1962-65  Lebanon Ebenezer

                        1965        assistant, Lebanon Memorial and St. John’s-Pleasant Hill

 

Note: Paul E. Fridinger is the son of William W. Fridinger and the brother of Mertis V. Fridinger.  Mrs. Fridinger is the daughter of a Mr. David Heilman.

 


 

FRIDINGER, WILLIAM WESLEY

 

Born: 7-28-1862  Carroll County MD                        married: Emilee Sepp

Died: 10-9-1916  Jonestown PA                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Clara Estella Frank

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [8/29/1872 – 4/26/1948]

Gibble list: yes

 

1893    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1898    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Iona Church Cemetery, Iona PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1917,37

 

1892-95           Fishburn circuit

1895-98           Hopeland

1898-02           Schaefferstown

1902-03           Lykens circuit

1903-08           Reading Salem

1908-09           Allentown Sixth Street

1909-14           Denver Trinity

1914-16           Jonestown

1916-16           New Holland

 

Note: William W. Fridinger is the father of Mertis V. Fridinger and Paul E. Fridinger.  Following the death of William W. Fridinger, the second Mrs. Fridinger married a Mr. Francis A. Logue (1872-1934).

 


 

FRITZ, JAMES G.

 

Born: 3-25-1832                                                          married:

Died: 8-16-1892                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1854    license, East Pennsylvania

1857    ordained, East Pennsylvania

 

Interment: Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East German Conference 1892,51

 

1855-56           New Holland and/or Lykens Valley and/or Millheim

1856-57           Millheim circuit

1857-59           Lykens Valley

1859-60           Annville

1860-61           Reading Zion

1861-63           Myerstown

1863-65           Pine Grove circuit

1865-67           Schuylkill Haven

1867-75           ?

1875-79           Grantville circuit, East German Conference

1879-80           Philadelphia Fourth Street, East German Conference

1880                transfer to East German Conference

1880-81           Philadelphia Fourth Street

1881                Northampton circuit (Feb-Oct)

1881-82           ?

                        apparently transferred back to East Pennsylvania Conference

1882-83           Middletown (PA) station

1883-84           Paradise circuit (apparently did not serve)

1883                transfer to East German Conference

1883-85           Tamaqua

1885-89           Mount Carmel

1889-90           Shamokin

1890-92           Schuykill Haven

 

Note: For 1855-56, Gibble’s 1950 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference (pages 149, 172, 447) places him on three different circuits.  In addition, Battle’s 1887 History of Columbia County, page 316, credits Rev. Fritz “of Mt Carmel” with establishing the United Brethren Church in Montana [now Aristes] in 1871 – but this cannot be confirmed from church records at hand.

 


 

FRY, HENRY JOSEPH

 

Born:                                                                           married: Catherine Cooper

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 71

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1814    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1815                transfer to Ohio

 

Note: The Frys moved from Loudoun County VA to Warren County OH 1815/16.  They followed the Blinn family, with whom they were heavily inter-married.  Ancestors of Vera Blinn, the Blinns were known for establishing United Brethren churches in Ohio and Kansas.  See Holdcraft’s 1959 The Old Otterbein Church Story, page 58, for comments on FREY.

 


 

FRYE, GLADYS

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 382

Gibble list: no

 

1933   license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Altoona Otterbein

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Miss Gladys Frye apparently never served under appointment.  He is otherwise unknown.

 


 

FULMER, JAY SHELDON

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1962    1icense, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Ono

1963    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-66           Ono

1966-71           Intercourse-Mt. Tabor

1971-76           Mt. Tabor and Zelrenreich United Church of Christ

1976                voluntary location: East Pennsylvania Conference 1976,461


 

FULTON, ARTHUR BYRON

 

Born: 4-6-1901  Irvona PA                                         married: Hulda Ruth Bohse

Died: 12-27-1977                                                        obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2007,315

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 502

Gibble list: no

 

1924    quarterly conference license

1926    license, Allegheny Conference

1927    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1924-27           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1925  St. Michael (3 months)

                             1926  Casselman (3 months)

1927-18           Hamilton OH, Miami Conference (beginning 1/1/1927)

1928-31           Jeannette

1931-32           Altoona Wehnwood

1932-35           Monessen

1935-37           Altoona Garden Heights

1937-40           Shanksville – Central City

1940-47           Braddock

1947-56           Altoona First

1956-69           Pittsburgh Lorenz Avenue

1969                retired

 

Note: A. Byron Fulton is a son of Walker G. Fulton, and the father of Western Pennsylvania Conference pastors Robert S. Fulton and Byron Tate Fulton.

 


 

FULTON, ARTHUR E.

 

Born: 12-8-1838  York County PA                            married: Elizabeth Flinchbaugh

Died: 9-14-1916  Windber PA                                   obit: Allegheny Conference 1921,97

Miller-Raker #: 354

Fulton #: 162

Gibble list: no

 

1868    quarterly conference license

1870    license, Pennsylvania Conference

1873    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1916,72

 

1857-61           school teacher

1861-63           army

1863-69           school teacher

1869-70           York circuit

1870-71           Path Valley

1871-72           ?

1872                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1872-74           Liverpool

1874-76           Otterbein [Bigler]

1876-78           Clearfield

1878-80           Hollidaysburg [East Freedom]

1880-82           Cambria

1882-83           Somerset        

1883-85           Connellsville

1885-87           Washington

1887-88           Industry & Allegheny

1888-89           Industry

1889-91           Cambria

1891-93           East Freedom

1893-94           Mahoning

1894-97           Mahaffey

1897-98           Dunlo

1898-99           Patchenville

1899-01           Ligonier

1901-03           Hooversville

1903-04           Lloydell & Onnalinda

1904-06           New Florence

1906                retired

 


 

FULTON, JAMES S.

 

Born: 10-28-1865  Winterstown PA                           married: Flora A. Weigle

Died: 3-31-1943                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1942,61

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 246

Gibble list: no

 

1891    quarterly conference license

1892    license, Allegheny Conference

1895    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1943,59

 

1891-93           Glasgow

1893-95           DuBois

1895-98           New Florence

1898-03           Madison

1903-07           Wilkinsburg

1907-27           conference superintendent

1927-33           director, Preacher Pension Fund

1933-37           Johnstown Westmont

1938                retired

                             1938-39  Johnstown Westmont (beginning 2/23/1939)

 

Note: J.S. Fulton is the son of A.E. Fulton.  He is the author of the 1931 History of the Allegheny Conference.

 


 

FULTON, WALKER GLOSS

 

Born: 1-8-1876                                                            married: Jeanette May Zook

Died: 1953                                                                  obit: Allegheny Conference 1942,59

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 317

Gibble list: no

 

1902    quarterly conference license

1903    license, Allegheny Conference

1905    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1953,21

 

1903-07           Knoxdale

1907-11           Philipsburg

1911-13           East Pittsburgh

1913-23           Beaver Falls

1923-29           Johnstown Homestead Avenue

1929-37           Punxsutawney

1937-46           Madison

1946                retired

                             1947-48  Altoona Wehnwood

                             1952-53  Altoona Faith

 

Note: Walker G. Fulton is the father of A. Byron Fulton.  He was principal of schools in Irvona before entering the ministry.  Mrs. Fulton is a sister to pastors Joshua B. Zook (1868-1954) of the Mennonite Church and Leo Perry Zook (1881-1959) of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Church.

 


 

FULTZ, CHARLES E.

 

Born: 1-20-1861                                                          married: Lydia Franklin Cooper

Died: 10-24-1931                                                        obit: 1951,33

Miller-Raker #: 467

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1895    quarterly conference license, Pine Grove (Rayville charge)

1897    license

1898    ordained

 

Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, Rayville MD

Obit: 1932,20

 

1897-99           Greencastle

1899-08           Baltimore Otterbein Memorial
1908-25           Washington DC

1925-31           conference superintendent

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 294, gives a brief biography.

 


 

FUNK, ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Born: 1-2-1848  West Newton PA                             married: Mary Gardner

Died: 8-13-1918  Westerville OH                               obit: Allegheny Conference 1919,83

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 200 & 244

Gibble list: no

 

quarterly conference license

1882    license, Allegheny Conference

1884    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Westerville OH

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1918,64

 

1882-84           Braddock

1884-86           Westmoreland

1886-87           Scottdale (did not finish the year)

1886                transfer to California Conference

1891                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1891-97           Altoona First

1897-05           East Pittsburgh

                             1899-00  Braddock Second

1905-07           Beaver Falls

1907-09           Connellsville

1909                retired

 

Note: A.L. Funk is a brother to William R. Funk.  Mrs. Funk is also an ordained member of the Allegheny Conference.  She is the daughter of Ozene B. Gardner (1831-1864) of the Kansas Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 


 

FUNK, AMOS MYERS

 

Born: 9-27-1888  Chambersburg PA                          married: Edith May Cormany

Died: 3-13-1972  Fayetteville PA                               obit: 1953,34

Miller-Raker #: 645                                                     married2: Alice Virginia Mickley

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1908    quarterly conference license, Salem UBOC

1909    license, Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

1914    ordained, Pennsylvania Conference UBOC

 

Interment: Salem Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1972,390

 

1908-09           Mt. Pleasant

1909-12           Lemasters

1912-15           Franklintown

1915-18           Strinestown

1918-23           Shippensburg

1923-24           ?

1924-25           Salem-Oak Grove

1925-26           Greencastle

1926                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, United Brethren Church

1926-34           Lemasters

1934-37           Scotland

1937-42           Windsor (resigned 2/1/42)

1946-49           Biglerville

1949-50           Ortanna

1950-51           Ortanna & Marion-St. John’s

1951-64           Marion-St. John’s

1964                retired

[1964-70          St. John’s]

[1970-72          St. John’s, assistant]

 

Note: Amos is the brother of Bishop Ezra M. Funk of the United Brethren (Old Constitution) Church and the father of Timothy Funk of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.  While B.F. Blubaugh (Chambersburg King Street), Amos M. Funk (Greencastle) and Walter I. Kauffman (Franklintown) all transferred from the UBOC at the same time, there is no evidence of any connection.

 


 

FUNK, BEULAH VIRGINIA

 

Born: 10-13-1877  Phoenixville PA                            married: [never married]

Died: 11-?-1907                                                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: Kweilin, China

Obit:

 

1904-07           missionary, China

 

Note: Beulah V. Funk is the daughter of John B. Funk, and a sister to Clifford A. Funk and Ira W. Funk.  She arrived in South China in October 1904 died there after serving for three years.

 


 

FUNK, CLIFFORD ALTEMONT

 

Born: 11-10-1873  Deer Park MD                              married: Lena Hoefel

Died: 6-28-1953                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1912    license

1912    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1953,30

 

1912                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1912-15           Halifax

1915-16           Philadelphia First

1916-21           missionary, China

1921-25           Middletown

1925-34           Reading Salem

1934-43           Shamokin Second

1943-47           Highspire

1957-49           Highville

1949                retired

 

Note: Clifford A. Funk is the son of John B. Funk, and the brother of Beulah V. Funk and Ira W. Funk.

 


 

FUNK, ERASMUS P.

 

Born: 3-29-1848  Singers Glen VA                            married: Margaret A. Jordan [2/3/1869]

Died: 11-13-1883                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 404

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1872    license, Virginia Conference

1875    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Stover Cemetery, Dauphin County

Obit: 1884,21

 

1872-74           Page Valley

1874-76           Highland

1876-77           Mechanicstown [Thurmont]

1877-78           South Fork mission

1878-79           Potomac mission (did not finish; started at Shamokin in E Pennsylvania Conf)

1879                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1879-80           Shamokin First

1880-81           ?

1881-82           Halifax

1882                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1882-83           Baltimore Woodberry [Otterbein Memorial]

 

Note: Erasmus P. Funk is a brother to John B. Funk and the father of Louella Funk Bowman, wife of Edward S. Bowman.

 


 

FUNK, IRA WILHIDE

 

Born: 12-6-1879  Reading PA                                    married: Bertha B. Vogel

Died: 3-9-1958                                                            obit: East Pennsylvania Conf 1965,111

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1912    quarterly conference license, Reading Trinity

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1918    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mountville Cemetery, Mountville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1958,47

 

1913-14           Berne

1914-16           Intercourse

1916-19           Coatesville

1919-21           Halifax

1921-22           Lebanon Hebron

1922-25           Lititz

1925-30           Elizabethville

1930-33           Cleona

1933-44           Florin

1944-47           Halifax

1947-49           Pequea

1949-51           Kochenderfer’s

1951                retired

 

Note: Ira W. Funk is the son of John B. Funk and the brother of Beulah V. Funk and Clifford A. Funk.

 


 

FUNK, JAMES JULIUS

 

Born: 5-21-1869  Liverpool PA                                  married: Mary Catherine Bretz

Died: 12-12-1953                                                        obit: Allegheny Conference 1941,62

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 287

Gibble list: no

 

1897    quarterly conference license

1899    license, Allegheny Conference

1901    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Hill Church Cemetery, Perry County PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1954,24

 

1898-99           Glasgow (beginning 1/31/1899)

1899-01           Industry

1901-05           Ligonier

1905-09           Woodland

1909-14           Westmoreland

1914-23           Johnstown Homestead Avenue

1923-27           McKeesport Shoemaker

1927-30           Somerset

1930-32           Youngwood

1932-39           Huntingdon

1939-43           Ligonier

1943                retired

                             1944-46  Dunlevy


 

FUNK, JOHN BELLE

 

Born: 12-30-1845  Singers Glen VA                          married: Sarah Wilhide [1/21/1873]

Died: 4-22-1933  Cleona PA                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1870    quarterly conference license, recommended by Lacy Springs circuit

1871    license, Virginia Conference

1874    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Mountville Cemetery, Mountville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1933,15

 

1870-71           Page Valley

1871-72           South Forks

1872-73           Mechanicstown [Thurmont] MD

1873-75           Deer Park MD

1875-77           Chewsville MD

1877-78           Phoenixville PA, East Pennsylvania Conference

1878                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1878-81           Reading Otterbein

1881-84           New Holland

1884-87           Columbia

1887-91           Lancaster Covenant

1891-92           agent, Bonebrake Theological Seminary

1892-93           agent, Lebanon Valley College

1893-04           local

1904-06           Lancaster Otterbein

1906-10           local

1910-11           West Willow

1911-12           Reading Memorial

1912-14           Florin

1914-15           conference evangelist

1915                retired

 

Note: From 1893 on, John B. Funk was essentially a local pastor.  The “appointments” listed are churches where he had a significant ministry during those times and essentially acted as the pastor.  John B Funk is the brother of Erasmus P. Funk and the father of Beulah V. Funk, Clifford A. Funk and Ira W. Funk.

 


 

FUNK, MARY GARDNER

 

Born: 12-23-1860  Elwood KS                                   married: Abraham Lincoln Funk

Died: 2-15-1919  Westerville OH                               obit: Allegheny Conference 1918,64

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 280

Gibble list: no

 

1892    quarterly conference license, Riverside CA

1896    license, Allegheny Conference

1900    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Westerville OH

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1919,83

 

Note: Mary Gardner Funk is the daughter of Ozene B. Gardner (1831-1864) of the Kansas Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  A.L. Funk is also an ordained member of the Allegheny Conference, and Mrs. Funk spent her ministerial career assisting her husband on his charges.

 


 

FUNK, WILLIAM ROSS

 

Born: 8-1-1861  West Newton PA                             married: Lottie Hamlin

Died: 11-3-1935  Lebanon OH                                   obit: Allegheny Conference 1933,49

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 203

Gibble list: no

 

1880    quarterly conference license

1883    license, Allegheny Conference

1886    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1936,57

 

1879-82           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1882-83           student, Bonebrake [United]Seminary in Dafton OH

1883-84           Industry

1884-86           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary in Dayton OH

1886-88           Westmoreland

1888-92           Scottdale

1892-97           Greensburg

1897-33           publishing agent, United Brethren Church

1933                retired

 

Note: William R. Funk is a brother to A.L. Funk.

 


 

FUNKHOUSER, DANIEL COFFMAN

 

Born: 2-18-1809  Shenandoah County VA                married: Susanna Sherk

Died: 8-31-1869                                                          obit: [b. 12/15/1802]

Miller-Raker #: 190

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1834    license

1837    ordained

 

Interment: Salem Church, Franklin County PA

Obit: 1870,23

 

1834-35           Lancaster circuit

1835-37           Dauphin circuit

1837-38           Carlisle circuit

1838-40                      Lancaster circuit

1841                transfer to Virginia Conference, page 46

1847                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1847-49           Highspire circuit

1858                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 378, reports: “He traveled circuits for 6 years before his health broke.  Although he never returned to itinerant work, he served as a local preacher, speaking as often as 100 times a year.”  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 293, and Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 135, give a brief biography.  Chapter 3 of the 1911 denominational study guide Our Heroes vol 2 discusses Daniel Funkhouser and gives a picture.  The 1858 Autobiography of Samuel Huber, beginning on page 225, gives an extended biographical sketch.  Daniel’s son Benjamin was the father of Mrs. William Washinger.  Daniel C. Coffman is a second-cousin to the father of George A. Funkhouser.


 

FUNKHOUSER, GEORGE  ABSALOM   

 

Born: 6-7-1841  Mount Jackson VA                          married: Susan M. Kumler     

Died: 7-30-1927                                                          obit: Miami Ohio Conference 1928,34

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 149

Gibble list: no

 

           

1870    license, Allegheny Conference

1871    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1927,77

 

1868-71           Student, Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh PA

     1870-71      Greensburg

1871-12           faculty, Bonebrake Seminary

1912                retired

 

Note: George A. Funkhouser is a second-cousin once-removed to Daniel C. Coffman.  He was elected bishop in 1893, but declined the office in favor of remaining at the Seminary to train others.  Mrs. Funkhouser is the daughter of Daniel C. Kumler (1807-1882) of the Miami Ohio Conference.