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GABEL, HENRY S.

 

Born: 7-31-1860  Lebanon PA                                   married: Belle Barr

Died: 4-29-1914                                                          obit: East Pennsylvania Conference1933,24

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1882    license, East German Conference

1885    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Woodland Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1914, 33

 

1881-84           Catawissa circuit

1884-85           Philadelphia Port Richmond St. Paul’s mission

1885-87           Pinegrove

1887-89           Lykens Valley circuit

1889-94           Lebanon Salem

1894-01           superintendent, Conference

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-05           superintendent, Eastern District

1905-13           general secretary, United Brethren Church Erection Society

1913-14           Mount Joy station

 

Note: Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 475, gives a brief biography.

 


 

GABLE, HENRY EUGENE

 

Born: 1-8-1926                                                            married: Audrey _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 792

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1961    license

1965    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-64           Rohrersville

1954-69           Yoe Salem

1969-81           Hughesville Bethany

1981-87           Lewisburg St. Paul’s

1987-90           Chambersburg Park Avenue

1990-92           Elizabethville

1992                retired

 

Note: Henry Gable is the son of Walter Harry Gable and brother of Gladys Gable Lauver, wife of Marlin H. Lauver.

 


 

GABLE, JOHN HENRY 

 

Born: 4-25-1916  Lebanon PA                                   married: Mildred M. Hartman

Died: 10-7-1966                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1938    license, Illinois Conference

1939    ordained, Illinois Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: Eastern Conference 1967,126

 

1937-40           Prairie Chapel

1940-44           Lebanon Ebenezer, East Pennsylvania Conference

1944                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1944-45           Reading Zion

1945-47           chaplain, US Army

1947-55           Florin

1955-56           Columbia

1956-65           Iona

1965                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Gable is listed as a surviving spouse in the 1969 Eastern Conference, but not in the 1970 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference following the merger.  Her fate in not known.

 


 

GABLE, MARTIN L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:          

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1920    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Hebron

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1920-23           Intercourse

 

Note: Martin L. Gable served with a quarterly conference license under the category “others employed by the conference.”

 


 

GABLE, WALTER HARRY

 

Born: 5-29-1900  Manchester PA                               married: Mabel Ferrence Hursh

Died: 3-6-1974                                                            obit: 1996,412

Miller-Raker #: 740

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1929    ordained, Lancaster Conference of the Mennonite Church

1952    license

1954    ordained

 

Interment: Stony Brook Cemetery, York County

Obit: 1975,159

 

1929-52           Stony Brook

1952                transferred to Pennsylvania Conference, EUB Church

1952-54           Shermans Dale

1954-57           Oakville

1957-62           Dover

1962-63           Hagerstown Emmanuel, assistant

1963-68           Middleburg-Shiloh

1968                retired

                        1969-72  Freysville

 

Note: Walter is the father of Henry Eugene Gable and Gladys Gable Lauver, wife of Marlin H. Lauver.

 



GAITHER, GOLDEN ALBERT

 

Born: 10-27-1927                                                        married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 779

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1949    license, Virginia Conference

1955    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-59           Broadway

1959                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1959-61           Greenmount MD

1961-64           Baltimore Otterbein

1964-68           Dillsburg

1968-71           Mont Alto

1971-74           Mapleton yoked parish

1974-88           Yoe Christ

1988-90           Greencastle

1990                retired

                                    interim, Airville McKendree

                        1996    interim, New Freedom Trinity

 


 

GALLAGER, JAMES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1843?                                                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: 226

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [GALLAGHER]

 

1838    license

1839    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1843                expelled

 

Note: James Gallagher was a trustee of the Methodist building at Second and South Streets in Harrisburg from its erection in 1820 until its sale in 1839 to the United Brethren – to which denomination he then switched.  See Gibble’s History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 194.

 


 

GALLOWAY, WILLIAM T.

 

Born: 1850                                                                  married: Nancy Jane Stiffler [6/28/1881]

Died: 6-17-1927  Norristown PA                               obit: [10-1-1852 – 1929]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 178

Gibble list: no

 

1876    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Norristown PA

Obit:

 

1874-78           student, Western Pennsylvania Classical and Scientific Institute in Mt. Pleasant PA

     1874-77  Braddock Jones Avenue

     1877       Donegal Baptist (6 months)

1879                withdrew

1881                Donegal Baptist (Apr 1 – Sept 1)

1881-82           student, Bucknell University

1882-84           student Crozier Seminary

1884-89           Berwick PA

1889-92           Bloomsburg PA

                        Blakely PA

-1912               Center Square PA

1912-               Old Bridge NJ

 

 

Note: Even though William T. Galloway received a license from the Allegheny Conference, he apparently was committed to the Baptist denomination and functioned essentially as a supply pastor for the United Brethren while he attended school.  The Western Classical and Scientific Institute was a Baptist institution that took over the buildings of the United Brethren’s Mount Pleasant College (1850-58) in 1871.  Mrs. Galloway is reported to be a sister to four brothers who were pastors and two sisters who were missionaries – including  Baptist preachers James M. Stiffler and  William H. Stiffler.


 

GAMBLER, URIAH

 

Born: 1-3-1841  Berks County PA                             married: Susan E. Baum

Died: 1-11-1920  Lebanon PA                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1873    quarterly conference license, Allentown mission

1878    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1881    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1920,52

 

1878-79           Pine Grove circuit

1879-81           Middleburg circuit

1881-82           Susquehanna circuit

1882-85           Lebanon Salem

1885-88           Grantville

1888-89           Tamaqua

1889-90           Lykens Valley circuit

1890-91           Paxinos circuit

1891-93           Mount Carmel circuit

1893-94           Tower City

1894-95           Reading Zion

1895-97           West Lebanon

1897-10           unemployed for health reasons

1910-11           Lebanon Pleasant Hill

1911-12           Sinking Spring

1912                retired

 


 

GARDNER, JOHN CHARLES

 

Born: 6-24-1858  Dauphin County PA                       married: Sarah Katherine Bitting

Died: 5-4-1934                                                            obit: 1942,33

Miller-Raker #: 423

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1885    quarterly conference license, Harrisburg Otterbein

1887    license

1891    ordained

 

Interment: Mechanicsburg PA

Obit: 1934,21

 

1887-89           Eschol

1889-91           Winterstown

1891                Duncannon (until September)

1891-92           student, Bonebrake Seminary

1892-93           Dayton Brookville, Miami Conference

1893-94           Miamisburg, Miami Conference

1894-96           Baltimore

1896-98           Path Valley

1898-01           Newburg

1901-03           Shiremanstown

1903-05           Duncannon

1905-07           Shippensburg

1907-09           Enola

1909-10           Greencastle & Marion

1910-11           supply

1911-12           Shepherdstown

1012-14           Gettysburg

1914-18           Bendersville

1918-20           Rohrersville

1920-22           Williamsport MD

1922-25           York Haven

1925-27           Spry

1927                retired

 


 

GARLAND, THOMAS

 

Born: 9-23-1847  Llewellyn PA                                 married: Lucinda Robinson

Died: 3-16-1925                                                          obit: [East Pennsylvania Conf 1922,66]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1871    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1876    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: East Harrisburg Cemetery, Penbrook

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1925,13

 

1872-74           Northumberland circuit

1874-76           Catawissa circuit

1876-79           Highspire circuit

1879-81           Harrisburg circuit

1881-83           Hummelstown

1883-85           New Cumberland

1885-87           Mt. Wolf

1887-89           New Holland

1889-90           Middletown

1890-93           supernumerary, living in Powell’s Valley

1893-95           Halifax

1895-96           living in Powell’s Valley  (apparently dealing with death of son William)

1896-98           Pequea station

1898-00           Springfield station

1900-02           Penbrook

1902-04           Mt. Carmel

1904-05           Lykens

1905-07           Williamstown

1907-10           Refton

1910-12           Cressona

1912-13           Harrisburg State Street

1913-14           living in Penbrook

1914-16           Florin

1916                retired in Penbrook

                        1917-19  Pleasant Hill

                        1919-21  Cleona-Pleasant Hill

 

Note: Garland Thomas served Pennsylvania Conference churches during the 1882-86 quadrennium when the Pennsylvania and East Pennsylvania Conferences met jointly.

 


 

GARMAN, J.D.A.

 

Born: 1-22-1818                                                          married:

Died: 10-4-1884                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [GDA GARMAN]

 

1869    license, East German Conference

1876    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Kemmerling’s Church Cemetery, Lebanon County PA

Obit: East German Conference 1885,12

 

1867-69           Bellegrove circuit

1868                charter member of East German Conference

1869                Schaefferstown circuit

1869-71           Neffsville Long Memorial

1871-75           ?

1875-77           Hopeland circuit

1877-78           Harrisburg circuit       

           



GARMAN, JOHN

 

Born: 12-5-1825  Upper Strasburg PA           married: Margaret E. Ferguson

Died: 11-24-1901                                            obit: [3/6/1834 – 3/13/1913]

Miller-Raker #: 370

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1870    quarterly conference license

1872    license

1876    ordained

 

Interment: Young’s Church, Perry County PA

Obit: 1902,56

 

1872-75           Goldsboro mission

1875-77           Perry circuit

1877-78           Harrisburg circuit

1878-80           Carlisle Springs circuit

1880-84           ?

1884-87           Eschol mission

                        supernumerary, living in Shermans Dale

 

Note: John is the father of Sheridan G. Garman. A biographical sketch is given in the 1897 Biographical Encyclopedia of Juniata Valley, page 1103.

 


 

GARMAN, SHERIDAN G.

 

Born: 8-1-1866  Cumberland County PA                   married: Catherine _____

Died: 11-29-1912  Galesburg IL                                obit: Northern Illinois Conference 1916,31

Miller-Raker #: 464

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1896    license

 

Interment: Galesburg IL

Obit: Northern Illinois Conference 1913,65

 

1896-99           York Fourth & York Fifth (resigned during final year to attend seminary)

1899-01           student, Bonebrake Seminary

1901-02           Salem circuit part year, New Bloomfield circuit part year  1902,12

1902                transfer to Wisconsin Conference

1902-03           Richland Center

1903-05           Van Orin IL

1905-06           Freeport IL

1906                transfer to Northern Illinois Conference

1906-08           Polo

1908-09           Freeport

1909-11           Bayliss

1911-12           Galesburg

 

Note: Sheridan Garman is the son of John Garman.

 


 

GARRETT, PHILIP H.

 

Born: 1870                                                                  married: Mary E. Felts

Died: 1915                                                                  obit: [1860 – 1906]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [GARRET]

 

1889    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Hanoverdale Cemetery, Dauphin County PA

Obit:

 

1889                Birdsboro Grace (Feb-Oct: short conference year)

1889-90           Pequea circuit

1890                expelled

 

Note: The Lebanon Daily News for May 20, 1890, states: ‘Rev. P. H. Garrett, the United Brethren preacher who is under indictment for forging the name of Adam E. Good, one of his parishioners, is out on bail. He returned to his circuit on the Welsh Mountain, and endeavored to secure a place to preach, but without success. He said be could convince his people that be is more of a saint than sinner. But the church doors were closed against him, and the Salisbury township school board refused him permission to vindicate himself in the Meadville school house.”  The Tyrone Daily Herald for October 7, 1891, states: “A Minister Sentenced. READING, Pa., Oct. 7.—Rev. Philip H. Garrett, an eloquent United Brethren minister was sentenced to serve one year in prison for swindling a friend out of $250. He trembled and wept as sentence was pronounced. Garrett pleaded that his salary was so small that he was unable to support his family on it.”

 


 

GARVIN, ARTHUR W.

 

Born: 1-24-1902                                                          married: Mabel _____

Died: 1-4-1999                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 650

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1926    license

1932    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1999,?

 

1926-29           student, Westminster Theological Seminary

1929-32           faculty, Indiana Central College

                            1930-31  Harmony-Zion, White River Conference

                            1931-33  Needham IN, Methodist Protestant Church

1933-36           supply, living in Quincy (no apparent relationship with the Home)

1936-38           Middletown-Pleasant Valley

1938-62           Taneytown

1962-67           Rayville

1967                retired

1969                transferred to Baltimore Conference

 

Note: Arthur is the father of Roland E. Garvin.

 



GARVIN, ROLAND EDWIN

 

Born: 7-1-1930                                                            married: Sue _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 724

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license, recommended by Taneytown Messiah

1954    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-54           Good Shepherd, youth pastor, Miami Conference

1954-63           Newburg

1963-84           Manchester St. Paul’s

1984-90           district superintendent, Williamsport District

1990-93           Yorkshire

1993                retired

 

Note: Roland E. Garvin is the son of Arthur W. Garvin.

 


 

GATES, LAFAYETTE MARTIN

 

Born: 11-28-1845  Cambria County PA                     married: Dionysia [Nish] Smiley

Died: 6-17-1932  Ottawa KS                                     obit: [6/16/1848 – 4/16/1932]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 197

Gibble list: no

 

license, Allegheny Conference

ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Durant IA

Obit:

 

1869                moved to Iowa

1880                moved back to PA

1881                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1881-82           Three Springs

1882-83           Cooksburg

1884                name erased

                        moved to Kansas

 

Note: In 1878 L.M. Gates was a farmer and local United Brethren preachers living in Cedar County IA.  He is a brother to Elizabeth M. Gates, second wife of Daniel Strayer.  Warning:  Lafayette Martin Gates is a contemporary to a different Rev. L.M. Gates who was a Presbyterian pastor in Ottawa IL.


 

GAUNNT, HOMER EDWARD

 

Born: 2-16-1907  Swayzee IN                                    married: Marian Esther Head

Died: 3-24-1977                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1983,411

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 509

Gibble list: no

 

1924    quarterly conference license, Indiana Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

1927    license, Allegheny Conference

1929    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery. Johnstown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1977,258

 

1926-27           Bryant IN, Indiana Conference of the MP Church

1927-29           St. Michael

1929-31           Wilmore

1931-40           Houserville

1940-57           Clearfield Emmanuel

                             1942-49  Mount Hope

1957-72           Altoona Garden Heights – Lakemont

1972                retired

                             1972-75  Mount Moriah


 

GEETING, GEORGE ADAM SR.

 

Born: 2-6-1741  Germany                                           married: Elizabeth Detwiler

Died: 6-28-1812                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 3

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1783    ordained (by Otterbein & Hendel)

1788    ordination validated, German Reformed Church

 

Interment: Mt. Hebron Cemetery, near Keedysville MD

Obit:

 

1772-1812       Keedysville

[1790-1807      Hagerstown St. Paul’s]

1812                bishop (informally elected, he had already presided at several conferences)

 

Note: This surname is also rendered GUETHING.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 27, gives a brief biography.  George Sr. is the father of George Geeting Jr. and Simon Geeting (of Ohio and Indiana, who also had a son Simon in the ministry).  The identity of Mrs. Geeting is not certain, and some sources identify her as “Barbara.”

 


 

GEETING, GEORGE ADAM JR.

 

Born: 2-27-1781                                                          married: Barbara Ann Bishop

Died: 2-5-1842                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 69

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1812    license

1816    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Hebron Cemetery, near Keedysville MD

Obit:

 

1819-20           presiding elder, Virginia circuit

1823-24           presiding elder

1827-28           presiding elder

1830                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

1831-32           Mechanicstown [Thurmont]

 

Note: This surname is also rendered GUETHING.  George Jr. is the son of George Adam Geeting Jr. and the brother of Simon Geeting (of Ohio and Indiana).  Barbara Ann Bishop Geeting (9-28-1780 in Littlestown – 3-27-1847 in Keedysville) is an aunt to James M. Bishop and Jeremiah P. Bishop – being the sister of their father, Littlestown layman Philip Bishop Jr.).

 


 

GEIGER, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 11-7-1850  Reading PA                                    married: Sarah E. Hildebrand

Died: 2-26-1916  Woodbury County IA                    obit: [1/?/1852 – c 1920]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1871    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1875    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids IA

Obit:

 

1870-73           Halifax circuit

1873-76           Columbia Salome

1876-78           Harrisburg First (did not finish second year)

1878                transfer to Philadelphia Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church

1878-79           New Holland-Bareville

1879-81           Marietta

1881-82           Guthrieville

1882-84           Hopewell

1884                withdrew

1884                St. John’s Episcopal Church in Compass, Chester County PA (May-Nov)

1885-87           Des Moines IA, denomination unknown

1887-89           Harlan IA, Congregational Church

 

Note: The Clinton Mirror [Iowa] for Mar 29, 1897, states: “Rev. John Wesley Geiger, pastor of the Congregational Church at Marion, who was expelled from the Davenport Association of Congregational Churches, has retained counsel and will bring suit in the District Court of Lynn county for libel and slander against the Davenport Association and those who preferred the charges,”


                       
GEIGER, RUTH  see McDANNELL, RUTH

 


 

GEIMAN, MELVIN

 

Born: 8-2-1918  Chambersburg PA                            married: A. Lorraine Burkhart

Died: 3-15-2002                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 700

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1941    quarterly conference license, Chambersburg Park Avenue

1944    license, recommended by Chambersburg Park Avenue

1949    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: 2002,359

 

1941-42           Middletown-Pleasant Valley

1942-44           Wolfsville-Big Pool

1944-46           Oakville

1946-48           student, Eastern Baptist Seminary

1948-52           Shermansdale

1952-82           York Fourth

1982                retired

 


 

GEISINGER, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1807                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 26

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1800 license

 

Interment:

Obit: 1807,5

 


 

GEISINGER, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 73

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1814    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 


 

GEIST, CONRAD GROFF

 

Born: 2-13-1818  New Hanover PA                                                   married: Rachel Linderman

Died: 12-25-1883                                                                                obit: [9/4/1818 – 1/14/1898]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1847    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1853    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Pillow PA

Obit: East German Conference 1884,18

 

1853-55           Berks County circuit

1855-56           Lancaster circuit

1856                ill health, assists other ministers

 


 

GELBACH, HENRY H.

 

Born: 5-23-1825  Lancaster County PA                     married:

Died: 7-8-1886                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1842    quarterly conference license, Jonestown

1854    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1869    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East German Conference 1886,12

 

1866-67           Bellegrove circuit

1869                charter member of East German Conference

1869-72           Lebanon Salem

1872-74           superintendent, Lebanon District

1874-76           Lebanon circuit

1877-78           Union Deposit circuit

1878-83           superintendent, Lebanon District

1883    Avon Zion (left in mid-year)

1883-84           superintendent, Lebanon District (started in mid-year)

1884                ceased active work due to ill health

 

Note: Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 454, gives a brief biography.

 


 

GEYER, GEORGE

 

Born: 6-14-1777                                                          married:

Died: 8-5-1859                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 180

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1833 license

 

Interment: Florin PA

Obit:

 

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 63, gives a brief biography.

 


 

GEYER, HARVEY KERCHER

 

Born: 9-2-1891  Florin PA                                          married: Naomi Longenecker

Died: 4-21-1962                                                          obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1976,539

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1915    quarterly conference license, Florin Glosbrenner

1917    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1922    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Spring Creek Cemetery, Hershey PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1962,66

 

1917-19           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1917-19  Lebanon circuit

1919-22           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        1919-22  Miamisburg OH, Miami Conference

1922-23           Miamisburg OH, Miami Conference

1923                transfer to Miami Conference

1923-25           Miamisburg

1925                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1925-51           Middletown

1951-59           Reading Salem

1959                retired

                        1959-62  Newtown

 

Note: Harvey K. Geyer is the father of missionary to Africa Janet Geyer Snavely [Mrs. John] and Rev. George Robert Geyer of the Presbyterian Church.

 



GIBBLE, PHARES BRUBAKER

 

Born: 6-3-1888  Lancaster County PA                       married: Pearl Beatrice Sherk

Died: 4-7-1976  Palmyra PA                                      obit: Eastern Pennsylvania 1986,VII.21

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1910    quarterly conference license, Mt Joy St. Mark’s

1911    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1918    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra PA

Obit: Eastern Conference 1967,132

 

1910-11           Green Point

1911-13           West Lebanon (started during 1910-11 year; see 1911,6)

1913-15           Cleona-Pleasant Hill

1915-18           student, United Theological Seminary

                        1916         South Lebanon, Miami Conference

                            1916-18  Dayton Troy Street, Miami Conference

1918-23           Baltimore Old Otterbein

1923-46           Palmyra First

1946-53           Ephrata First

1953-57           Myerstown Zion

1957                retired

 


 

GIBSON, JAMES

 

Born: 10-1-1797  Cherryhill PA                                 married: Mary Griffith [6/1/1818]

Died: 12-20-1844  Cherryhill PA                               obit: [4/26/1801 – 5/3/1881]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 42

Gibble list: no

 

1841    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1845,4

 

 Note: James Gibson apparently functioned as a local pastor and never served under formal appointment.


 

GILBERT, FREDERICK

 

Born: 9-24-1801  Chambersburg PA                          married:

Died: 1-23-1869                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 133                                                     married2:

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1828    license

1831    ordained

 

Interment: Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1870,24

 

1828-29           Juniata circuit

1831-33           Chambersburg circuit

1833-34           Baltimore county

1835-36           Huntingdon circuit

1836-37           Chambersburg circuit

1837-39           Carlisle circuit

1839-40           Chambersburg circuit

1845-46           Dauphin circuit

1861-62                      Shippensburg circuit

 

Note: Frederick Gilbert is a brother to George Gilbert.

 


 

GILBERT, GEORGE

 

Born: 9-12-1805                                                          married:

Died: 5-2-1870                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 142

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1828    license

1832    ordained

 

Interment: Shiremanstown PA

Obit:

 

1832-33           Huntingdon circuit

1833-34           Juniata circuit

1844-45           Chambersburg circuit

1845-46           Carlisle circuit

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1846-48           Lancaster circuit

1848-50           New Holland

1850-51           Dauphin circuit

1851-54           ?

1854-56           Northumberland mission

1856-61

1861-62           New Holland

1862-69

1869-70           living in Shiremanstown

 

Note: George Gilbert is a brother to Frederick Gilbert.

 



GILBERT, WILLIAM F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary Alice _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [? – 2/22/1941]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 288

Gibble list: no

 

1899    license, Allegheny Conference

1902    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-97           Eschol, Pennsylvania Conference

1897-98           Mount Union

1898-99           Mattawana (Mifflin County)

1899-00           Glasgow (Cambria County)

1900-02           Cambria

1902-03           Path Valley

1903-05           Mapleton

1905-06           no assignment

1906                honorable discharge

1907                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church

1907-08           McKee’s Gap

1908-09           no assignment

1909-11           Centre-Sandy Ridge

1911-13           Port Matilda

1913-16           Glen Hope

1916-17           Glen Campbell

1917-19           on leave, living in Mapleton Depot

1919                withdrew to join the ministry of another denomination, page 38

 


 

GILCHRIST, FRANK B.

 

Born: 3-11-1909                                                          married: Emily H. Mull

Died: 11-?-1967  Tampa FL                                       obit: Florida Conference 2005,297

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1929    quarterly conference license

1932    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by McKeesport First

1935    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa FL

Obit: Florida Conference 1968,?

 

1929                McKeesport First (part year)

1931-32           Industry (beginning 5/7/1931)

1932-40           Beaver Falls

1940                Shanksville – Central City (resigned 9/26/1940)

1940-42           Beaver Falls (beginning 10/1/1940)

1942-60           Youngwood (ending 1/1960)

1960-62           Tampa First, Florida Conference

1962                transfer to Florida Conference, page 95

1962-67           Tampa First [Otterbein]

 



GILES, D.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 137

Gibble list: no

 

1866    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1858-59           Loudon Reformed

1866                “transfer” to United Brethren Church

1867                withdrew

 

Note: D.M. Giles was performing weddings in the Orbisonia area as early as 1864 and as late as 1884 – denomination unknown.


 

GINGERICH, JOHN SIDEMAN

 

Born: 10-16-1819  Juniata County PA                       married: Elizabeth J. Wallis

Died: 11-17-1900  Pasadena CA                                obit: [1827 – 4/2/1905]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 91

Gibble list: no

 

1855    license, Allegheny Conference

1857    ordained, Kansas Conference

 

Interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Pasadena/Altadena CA

Obit: Neosho 1901,16

                       

1855                “transfer” to Missouri Conference

1855-57           missionary to Kansas

1857                charter member of Kansas Conference

1857-58           Prairie City

1858-59           Lawrence

1859-60           located

1860-61          

1861-63                      located

1863                chaplain, US Army (Mar-Sep)

1863-68          

1868-69           superintendent, South District

1869                charter member of Osage Conference

1881                charter member of Southwest Missouri Conference

1882                transfer to Osage Conference

1885                charter member of Neosho Conference

                        Los Angeles

 

Note: John S. Gingerich’s father is a first cousin to Joseph Gingerich and to David Gingrich Jr.  His original license was actually issued by the Allegheny Conference in December 1854.  Fulton’s listing him with that Conference as “name erased” in 1860 is likely a confusion with Joseph Gingerich.  A biographical sketch of John S. Gingerich appears in the 2010 volume of The Chronicle, pages 16-30.

 


 

GINGERICH, JOSEPH

 

Born: 2-7-1802  Dauphin County PA                         married: Frances Stauffer

Died: 9-12-1872  Centre County PA                          obit: [1803 – 1873]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 53

Gibble list: no

 

1843    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Gray’s Cemetery, Centre County PA

Obit:

 

1860                name erased

 

Note: Joseph Gingerich is the brother of Magdelena Gingrich May, wife of Frederick May, and is a first cousin to David Gingrich Jr and to the father of John S. Gingerich.

 



GINGRICH, DAVID SR.

 

Born: 11-22-1768 [or 12/13/1768?]                            married: Barbara _____

Died: 12-1-1849                                                          obit: [7/18/1773 – 5/?/1838]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1812    license [per Gibble]

 

Interment: Gingrich family cemetery, near Geyer’s Church in Dauphin County PA

Obit:

 

Note: David Gingrich Sr is the father of David Gingrich Jr.  He ministered locally in upper Lancaster and lower Dauphin counties.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 63, gives a brief biography.

 


 

GINGRICH, DAVID JR.

 

Born: 2-21-1802                                                          married: Mary Rider

Died: 9-4-1874  Mount Joy PA                                  obit: [7/14/1805 – 3/12/1891]

Miller-Raker #: 179

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1833    license

1835    ordained

 

Interment: Herr-Gingrich-Reider Cemetery, Elizabethtown PA

Obit:

 

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1846-47           Lancaster circuit

1847-49           Dauphin circuit

1849-51           Lancaster circuit

1851-52           Berks County circuit

 

Note: David Gingrich Jr is the son of David Gingrich Sr and is a first cousin to Joseph Gingerich and to the father of John S. Gingerich.  He was prominent in the Elizabethtown congregation – see Gibble’s History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, pages 94 & 95.   Mrs. Gingrich is a sister to George Reider.  The cemetery on High Street, across from the East High Elementary School.

 


 

GINGRICH, JAMES M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1915    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1924                referred

 


 

GINGRICH, RAPHAEL A.

 

Born: 7-14-1909                                                          married: Velma Leota Aud

Died:  5-22-1996                                                         obit: [9/15/1911 – 8/12/2000]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: yes

 

1934    license, East Pennsylvania Conference, recommended by Cleona

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1936                transfer to Indiana Conference, page 23

                        transfer” to Baptist Church

                        Calvary Baptist Church mission, Evansville IN

                        Pilgrim Baptist Church, Evansville IN

 

Note: Raphael A. Gingrich is listed in the denominational yearbook as a licensed preacher of the Indiana Conference living (serving?) in Montgomery IN for several years and then drops from the list in 1942.  The 1944 Evansville IN city directory lists him as a Baptist pastor.


 

GIPPLE, SAMUEL R.

 

Born: 9-4-1844  Dauphin County PA                         married: [never married]

Died: 11-24-1892                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1871    license, East German Conference

1881    ordained, East Pennsylvania

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery [Jackson township], Enders PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1893,32

 

1870-72           Susquehanna circuit

1872                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1872-74           Mount Carmel mission

1874-76           Manheim station

1876-77           Linglestown circuit

1877-80           Catawissa circuit

1880-82           Paxinos circuit

1882-84           Eschol Mission, Pennsylvania Conference

1884-86           Dover, Pennsylvania Conference

1886-89           Florin circuit

1889                 Pequea circuit (Feb-Oct conference year)

1889-91           Jacksonville circuit

1891-92           Ruhl’s station

 


 

GLASER, WILLIAM KARL

 

Born: 10-8-1939                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 776

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1959     license, recommended by Greencastle First

1967    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-63                      student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1959-60  Mt. Olivet-Mt. Zion

1963-67           student, United Seminary

1967-79           missionary, McCurdy School NM

1979                transfer to Kansas West Conference

1979-85           Hutchinson Trinity

1985-92           Phillipsburg

1992-               Haysville

 

Note: Rev. Glaser was still as Haysville as of fall 2002.

 



GLEN, JOHN STEWART

 

Born: 9-25-1889  Baltimore MD                                married: Elizabeth Barget

Died: 5-3-1983  Chambersburg PA                            obit: 1962,45

Miller-Raker #: 581

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1913    license, recommended by Baltimore Salem

1916    ordained

 

Interment: Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1983,401

 

1913-16           Fayetteville

1916-22           Enola

1922-30           Shippensburg Messiah

1930-40           Chambersburg First

1940-49           Red Lion Bethany

1949-58           Baltimore Otterbein

1958                retired

                             1959-82      associate,Chambersburg First,

 

Note: John Stewart Glen is the brother of William Richert Glen.

 



GLEN, WILLIAM RICHERT

 

Born: 12-31-1884  Baltimore MD                              married: Ethel W. Greasley

Died: 6-4-1942                                                            obit: 1922,71

Miller-Raker #: 547                                                     married2: Mrs. Flora Schaeffer Schell

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1908    quarterly conference license, Baltimore Salem

1909    license

1912    ordained

 

Interment: Loudon Park, Baltimore MD

Obit: 1942,29

 

1910-14           Rohrersville

1914-20           Gettysburg

1920-26           Frederick

1926-27           leave of absence

1927-33           Baltimore Trinity

1933-39           Emigsville

1939-42           Wormleysburg

 

Note William Richert Glen is the brother of John Stewart Glen.

 


 

GLENN, F.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 502

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, West Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1897-98           Kerens

1898-00           Mountain Lake Park MD

1900-02           Myersville, Maryland Conference

1902                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1902-03           Myersville

1903                transfer to West Virginia Conference

1903-07           Belington

1907-16           Parsons

1916                apparently left the United Brethren ministry

 

Note: Apparently Rev. Glenn was serving Myersville as a member of the West Virginia Conference and got caught in the merger of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Conferences.

 


 

GLICK, JACOB BOICE

 

Born: 7-11-1880                                                          married:

Died: 8-16-1953                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1909    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1913    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Indiana North Conference 1954,100

 

1910-13           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

1913-14           living in Roanoke IN

1914                transfer to St. Joseph Conference

 


 

GOCKLEY, DAVID WOODROW

 

Born: 10-9-1918                                                          married:

Died: 3-18-2001                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1938    quarterly conference license, Ephrata First

1942    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1945    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 2001,?

 

1945-48           director of public relations, Lebanon Valley College

1948-51           director of religious and social relations, Lebanon Valley College

1951-56           Philadelphia Second

1956-61           Philadelphia Council of Churches

1961-74           director of public relations, Religion in American Life

1974-78           executive vice president, Religion in American Life

1978-85           president, Religion in American Life (ending 1/3/85)

1985                National Education Network (beginning 1/3/85)

1985                retired             

 


 

GOHN, CLAYTON C.

 

Born: 5-7-1879  Red Lion PA                                    married: Lucy Sherk

Died: 3-30-1938  Greensburg PA                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: 504

Fulton #: 485

Gibble list: no

 

1901    quarterly conference license, York Haven

1902    license

1905    ordained

 

Interment: Shoop’s Cemetery, East Harrisburg PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1938,63

 

                        student, Union Biblical Seminary

1903-04           Williamsport MD (starting 5/1/1903)  1903,21

1904-08           Wormleysburg

1908-11           Baltimore Otterbein Memorial

1911-12           Akron, East Ohio Conference           

1912                transfer to East Ohio Conference  1912,56

1912-17           Akron

1917-18           Indianapolis First, White River Conference

1918                transfer to White River Conference

1918-23           Indianapolis First

1923-24           Johnstown First, Allegheny Conference

1924                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1924-31           Johnstown First

1931-38           Greensburg

 

Note: Clayton C. Gohn is the son of Jacob A. Gohn.  A copy of the 11/29/19 Telescope in the Dallastown church file includes brief biographical sketches of Rev. and Mrs. J.A. Gohn.

 


 

GOHN, JACOB A.

 

Born: 10-2-1853  East Prospect PA                            married: Anna Mary Blockinger

Died: 6-14-1928  York PA                                         obit: 1946,31

Miller-Raker #: 448

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1889    quarterly conference license, Dallastown

1891    license

1897    ordained

 

Interment: UB Cemetery, Spry PA

Obit: 1928,71

 

1891-94           Duncannon

1894-97           student, Union Seminary [Dayton OH]

1897                Joslin, Northern Illinois Conference

1897-98           Polo, Northern Illinois Conference

1898-02           York Haven

1902-07           Baltimore Third

1907-11           York First

1911-13           Spry

1913-14           Baltimore Second

1914-18           York Haven

1918-19           Mechanicsburg

1919-25           Dillsburg

1925-26           Boiling Springs

1926                retired, membership at York Third

 

Note: Jacob A. Gohn is the father of Clay C. Gohn.  He is the son of Rev. George Gohn , a local preacher in the Evangelical Church.

 


 

GOOD, DAVID JAY

 

Born: 5-12-1872  Dayton OH                         married: Pearl Myers

Died: 11-30-1939  Klamath Falls OR             obit: Allegheny Conference 1912,91

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Rachel Emma Applegate

Fulton #: 348                                                               obit2: [11/?/1887 – 6/15/1955]

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

1914    ordained, White River Conference

 

Interment: IOOF Cemetery Klamath Falls OR

Obit:

 

1898-00           staff, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

1906                "transfer" to Allegheny Conference

1906-08           Altoona Third

1908-09           Braddock Jones Avenue

1909-13           Braddock First

1913-14           Anderson IN, White River Conference

1914                transfer to White River Conferencea

1914-17           Indianapolis First

1917                transfer to Indiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1917-18           Indianapolis Fletcher Place and City Missions

1918-19           Hartford, Michigan Conference

1919                transfer to Michigan Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1919-20           Hartford

1920                (no appointment)b

1921                permitted to withdraw under charges or complaints             

1925                Dayton OH Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church

                        school administrator, Klamath County OR

aIt is not clear whether this formal transfer of credentials was ever completed.

b"The case of D.J. Good was referred to the District Superintendent for investigation."

 

Note: David J. Good is believed to be the son of Rev. Solomon Good (1845-c1911) of the Brethren in Christ Church in Bachman OH.   It appears he preferred the form D. Jay Good while in the United Brethren Church, and David J. Good after 1917.

 


 

GOOD, JOHN DANIEL

 

Born: 1-29-1885  Harrisonburg VA                            married: Rachel Virginia Seneff

Died: 9-17-1968  Quincy PA                                      obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1956,28

Miller-Raker #: no                                                      

Fulton #: 415                                                              

Gibble list: no

 

1914    quarterly conference license

1915    license, Allegheny Conference

1918    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: [Western Pennsylvania Conference 1969,28]

 

1914-17           New Florence

1917-20           Hollsopple

1920-22           Johnstown Barron Avenue

1922-26           Mount Pleasant

1926-27           Scottdale

1927-31           Greensburg

1931-37           Altoona First

1937-40           McKeesport Shoemaker Memorial

1940-51           Johnstown First

1951-57           Pitcairn

1957                retired

 

Note: John D. Good is a brother to William D. Good and Charles Martin Good (1876-19730, once a member of the Virginia Conference.  He was the host pastor for the 1946 uniting conference that created the Evangelical United Brethren denomination.  Mrs. Good is the daughter of Michael B.L. Seneff.  One source identifies Mrs. Good as the former Mrs. Grace Wentz, which we believe to be incorrect.

 



GOOD, MICHAEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1856                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1850    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference (manuscript) 1856,72

 


 

GOOD, WILLIAM DANIEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 472

Gibble list: no

 

1922    quarterly conference license, Middleburg

1923    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1922-23           Dunlevy (resigned 10/29/1922)

1923-25           without appointment

1925                dropped

 


 

GOOD, WILLIAM DAVID

 

Born: 10-10-1873  Dale Enterprise VA                      married: Mary Elizabeth Harrison

Died: 11-7-1952  Quincy PA                                      obit: [1/15/1890 – 9/30/1950]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 447

Gibble list: no

 

1900    quarterly conference license

1902    license, Virginia Conference

1906    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Shanghai WV

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1953,21

 

1901-02           Albemarle

1902-06           student, Otterbein University

1906-08           Shenandoah

1908-09           Berkeley Springs

1909-11           Westernport

1911-12           Jones Springs

1912-14           Swoope

1914-16           Pendleton

1916-19           Riverton

1919                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1919                Westmoreland

1919-21           Ligonier

1921-22           Casselman

1922-24           Knoxdale

1924-26           Hooversville

1926-28           Rochester Mills

1928-34           Wall

1934-35           Altoona Garden Heights

1935-36           Zion

1936-39           New Florence

1939-41           Industry

1941                retired

 

Note: This middle name is sometimes given as DANIEL.  William D. Good is a brother to John D. Good and to Charles Martin Good (1876-1973) of the Virginia Conference.

 



GOODLING, ISAAC

 

Born:                                                                           married: Catherine Gelnett

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [J. GOODLING]

 

1882    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1882-83           Albany circuit [Berks/Schuylkill County] (first part of year)

1882-83           Freeburg circuit (last part of year)

1884                dropped

 

Note: Isaac Goodling was a farmer near Freeburg, Snyder County PA.

 



GOODMAN, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

 

Born: 4-10-1855  Aristes PA                                      married: Mary Ann Harris

Died: 12-3-1932                                                          obit: [11/20-1860 – 8/27/1935]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1884    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1891    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Summit Hill Cemetery, Irish Valley PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1933,12

 

1889-92           Susquehanna circuit

1892-98           Catawissa

1898-07           Shamokin circuit

1907-10           Lykens circuit

1910-11           Berne circuit

1911-15           Catawissa circuit

1915-27           Tremont

1927-32           Shamokin circuit

1932                retired

 

Note: Benjamin F. Goodman is the grandfather (via son Burt Harris Goodman) of Chester O. Goodman.  Mrs. Goodman is the daughter of Mathias W. Harris (1837-1887) and brother of William S. Harris (1865-1956), both of the Evangelical Church.

 



GOODMAN, CHESTER OSCAR

 

Born: 11-28-1911  Sunbury PA                                  married: Martha Ruth Schaum

Died: 12-26-1957                                                        obit: [10/4/1912 – 6/6/1998]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Edna Marie Mewhirter

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: [8/2/1927 – 1/30/1990]

Gibble list: yes

 

1929    quarterly conference license

1931    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1938    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Summit Hill Cemetery, Irish Valley PA

Obit: [see biographical files]

 

1935-37           missionary, Freetown West Africa

1937-38           student, Bonebrake Seminary

1938-41           Hummelstown circuit

1941-43           Salem Englewood, Oregon Conference

1943                transfer to Oregon Conference

1943                Salem Englewood (ending 10/1/43)

1946-48           Salem YMCA

1950                withdrew

 

Note: Chester O. Goodman is the grandson on Benjamin F. Goodman.  He left the ministry in Oregon to become a high school teacher and coach. The information regarding a second marriage does not appear in all sources, and it may not be correct.

 



GOODWIN, WILLIAM M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1891    license, Walla Walla Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1891-92           Pullman

1892                transfer to California Conference

1892-93           Brooks

1893-94           Springfield circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference (last part of year)

1894                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1894-97           Springfield circuit

1897-99           living in Blue Rock, Chester County PA

1899                honorable dismissal

 

Note: William M. Goodwin is listed as the statistical secretary for the 1892 Walla Walla Conference.

 


 

GOSS, HOWARD

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1932-42       Mount Hope (beginning 3/5/1932)

 

Note: Howard Goss is listed under "others employed" by the conference.  He is otherwise unknown.

 


 

GOSS, ROY ALTON

 

Born: 11-8-1913  West Decatur PA                           married: Ethel Frances Shreiner

Died: 5-29-1984                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania (Methodist) Conference 1946, 237

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Marjorie Jean Cook

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1935    quarterly conference license, Altoona Second

1936    license, Allegheny Conference: recommended by Altoona Second

1937    ordained

1941    ordained deacon, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Church

1943    ordained elder, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Church

 

Interment:

Obit: New York Conference 1984, 267

 

                        student, University of Dayton in Dayton OH

1936-40           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1937  East Pittsburgh (ending 10/25/1937)

1940-41           Birmingham, Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Church (ending 11/15/41)

1941                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Church (see Allegheny Conference 1941,91)

1941-43           Bakerton (beginning 11/15/41)

1943-46           Howard

1946-47           Flemington

1947-51           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1951-54           Hollidaysburg First

1954-60           chaplain, Valley View Hospital and Home for the Aged in Altoona

                             1956-59  Bakerton

                             1959-60  Hopewell

1960                re-admitted to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1960-61           Petersburg

1961                Renovo

1961                transfer to New York East Conference East

1961-68           executive director, Methodist Home for the Aged in Danbury CT

1968-74           executive director, United Methodist Homes of CT, Inc.

1974-               president, UM Retirement Homes of CT, Inc.

 

Note: Roy A. Goss apparently never served under appointment in the United Brethren Church.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 490.

 



GOSSARD, GEORGE DANIEL

 

Born: 11-26-1868  near Greencastle PA                     married: Florence Elizabeth Huber

Died: 4-17-1932                                                          obit: 1903,18

Miller-Raker #: 465                                                     married2: Ella Augusta Plitt

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1888    quarterly conference license, Middleburg [State Line] (Maryland Conference)

1897    license

1898    ordained

 

Interment: Louden Park Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: 1932,22

 

1897-99           Marion circuit

1899-02           Shippensburg

1902-12           Baltimore Third

1912-32           president, Lebanon Valley College

 

Note: Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 319, gives a brief biography.

 


 

GOSWEILER, A.V.H.         

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1873    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1872-73           New Holland circuit

1873-74           Steelton Centenary

1874-75           Halifax Otterbein

1880    withdrew



 

GOTTSCHALL, LEWIS DOUGLAS

 

Born: 7-10-1894  Mount Carmel PA                          married: Mary Ann Parcels

Died: 1-25-1982  Oakland CA                                   obit: [2/13/1890 – 1929]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

            quarterly conference license, Lebanon Trinity

1915    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1918    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1916-18           Allentown Grace

1918-20           Linglestown circuit

1920-22           chaplain, US Navy

1922                withdrew

                        settled in California

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GOTTWALD, DANIEL

 

Born: 12-16-1793  York County                                married: Susan Mae Crouse

Died: 3-11-1843                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 121

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1825    license

1830    license, Western Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran denomination

1831    ordained, Western Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran denomination

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1828-30           student, Gettysburg Seminary

1830                transfer to Western Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran denomination

1830-38           Petersburg [York Springs]

1838-43           Aaronsburg

 

Note: Wentz’ 1926 History of the Gettysburg Theological Seminary, page 367, gives a brief biography.  Daniel Gottwald gave 3 sons, a grandson and a great-grandson to the Lutheran ministry – see Stump and Anstadt’s 1925 History of the West Pennsylvania Synod (Lutheran), pages 179 & 190.

 


 

GOTWALT, ALFRED KENNETH

 

Born: 2-8-1916  York PA                                           married: Beatrice R. Like

Died: 2-17-2000  State College PA                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 725

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license, recommended by Druck Valley

1960    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: 2000,343

 

1949-50           Mt. Olivet

1950-56           Mt. Olivet-Mt. Zion

1956-58           living in Hellam

1958-71           Orrtanna (beginning 1/12/1958; 1958,59)

1971-86                      Buffalo Run

1986                retired

 

Note: Alfred Gotwalt is an uncle to Tina Rockwell, wife of William Keith Rockwell.

 


 

GRABILL, S.R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1877-78           Ephrata station, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: S.R. Grabill was apparently a local preacher.  He was instrumental in starting the Lancaster Covenant congregation in 1884.  See Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, pages 117-120.

 



GRAHAM, GEORGE LAVENGOOD

 

Born: 7-9-1870                                                            married:

Died: 3-29-1927                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 296 & 422

Gibble list: no

 

1894    license, East Ohio Conference

1902    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Ohio Conference 1927,63

 

1901                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1901-04           Philipsburg

1904-07           Altoona First

1907-11           Mt. Pleasant

1911                transfer to Sandusky Conference

1915                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1915-16           Philipsburg

1916-19           Wilkinsburg

1919                transfer to East Ohio Conference

 

Note: G.L. Graham is a 1900 graduate of Otterbein University.


 

GRANT, JAMES G.

 

Born: 8-12-1832  Margate, England                           married:

Died: 2-12-1895                                                          obit: [d. 7/25/1895]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 113

Gibble list: no

 

1860    license, Allegheny Conference

1861    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Pittsburgh Synod of the Reformed Church 1895, 65

 

1859-61           Allegheny

1861-62           Washington

1862-63           (not listed)

1863-64           Curwensville

1864-66           Ligonier

1866-67           Bellefonte

1867                “transfer” to Pittsburgh Conference of the “Methodist Church” [?]

1868-69           Hooversville Reformed

1870                “transfer” to Pittsburgh Synod of the Reformed Church

1870-71           Hooversville

1871-73           Zion’s Valley

 

 

Note: James Grant is reported to have credentials with the Pittsburgh Conference of “Methodist Church” dated 9/8/1868, but he joined the Reformed church in 1870 on his credentials from the United Brethren Church.


 

GRANTZ, GOTTLIEB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 257

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1841    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1843                withdrew

 


 

GRAUL, AMOS

 

Born: 10-3-1831  Reading PA                                    married: Serena [Ella] Kerns

Died: 12-5-1902  Pinegrove PA                                 obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Elmira Miller

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1872    license, East German Conference

1875    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Aulenbach Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1903,21

 

1870-71           Sunday School Missionary

1871-72           Middleburg circuit

1872-73           Susquehanna circuit

1873-73           Freeburg circuit

1874-76           Williams Valley mission

1876-77           Tamaqua station

1877-79           Swatara circuit

1879-80           Conewago circuit

1880-82           Harrisburg Otterbein

1882-83           Schuylkill Haven station

1883-89           superintendent

1899-92           Lebanon Glossbrenner Memorial

1892-94           Schuylkill Haven

1894-95           Lykens

1895-96           Ebenezer

1896-98           Mount Carmel

1898-99           located

1899-01           Pinegrove

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-02           Pinegrove

1902                West Lebanon and Memorial

 

Note: Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 454, gives a brief biography.

 


 

GRAYBILL, JOHN H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1874-75           Steelton Centenary, East Pennsylvania Conference

 


 

GREEN, JOHN ISRAEL

 

Born: 12-17-1884  Baltimore County MD                 married: Pauline Cassandra Fetrow

Died: 1-23-1960  York PA                                         obit: 1997,383

Miller-Raker #: 546

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1907    quarterly conference license, Baltimore Otterbein Memorial

1908    license

1911    ordained

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1960,43

 

1909-11           Sabillasville (did not finish 2nd year)

1911                Carlisle (May-Oct)

1911-13           Duncannon

1913-15           Lemoyne

1915-18           Baltimore Second

1918-20           Walkersville

1920-24           Thurmont

1924-38           York Third

1938-45           Mont Alto

1945-56           West Fairview

1956                retired

 


 

GREEN, JOHN R.

 

Born: 7-26-1827  York County PA                            married: Elizabeth Heindle

Died: 8-20-1883                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 369

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1872    license

 

Interment: Dallastown PA

Obit: 1884,21

 

1872-73           assistant, Littlestown circuit

1873-74           Path Valley (last part of the year)

 

Note: His obituary states he primarily as a local pastor on York circuit.  A copy of the 11/29/19 Telescope in the Dallastown church file includes brief biographical sketches of Rev. and Mrs. Green.

 



GREENBLADE, HENRY.

 

Born: 1804                                                                  married:

Died: 7-26-1887                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 297

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1851    license

1860    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: East Des Moines Conference 1887,14

 

1851-53           Dover circuit

1853-54           York circuit

1855                transfer

 

Note: The UB Yearbook places him in Columbus City IA in 1885 and Columbus Junction IA in 1887.

 


 

GREGORY, DAVID T.

 

Born: 7-16-1889                                                          married: Margaret Broy

Died: 12-27-1956                                                        obit: Western Pennsylvania 1957,27 & 31

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1915    license, Virginia Conference

1920    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg WV

Obit: Virginia Conference 1957,15 & 18

 

                        West Frederick, Jones Springs, Shenandoah

1915-17           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1916-17  Lebanon Bethany, East Pennsylvania Conference

1917-20           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1920-21           associate editor, Religious Telescope

1921-22           director, United Enlistment Movement of the Board of Administration

1922-26           president, Shenandoah College

1926                transfer to Miami Conference

1926-36           Dayton Euclid Avenue

1936-37           superintendent, Miami Conference

1937-50           executive secretary, Board of Administration

1950                elected bishop

 

Note: Following the death of Samuel B. Wengert on 12/2/1916, David T. Gregory finished the conference year at Lebanon Bethany. 

 


 

GRENZEBACH, JACOB C.

 

Born: 5-21-1871  Zorra, Ontario Canada                   married: Georgia Johanna Staebler

Died: 9-27-1931                                                          obit: New York Conference of the EUB Church 1955,68

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 308

Gibble list: no

 

1900    license, Ontario Conference

ordained, Ontario Conference

 

Interment: Trinity UMC Cemetery, Grand Island [Erie County] NY

Obit: New York Conference of the Evangelical Church 1932,49

 

1897-01          

1901-02           LaJose, Allegheny Conference

1902                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1902-04           LaJose

1904-06           Waukesha

1906-08           Dubois

1908                transfer to New York Conference of the Evangelical Asssociation

1908-12           Grove

1912-17           Webster

1917-20           Amsterdam

1920-27           Syracuse

1927-28           Rochester Bethany

1928-31           Grand Island

 

Note: Jacob C. Grenzebach is the father of Rev. Eldon V. Grenzebach (1899-1938) of the Presbyterian Church.  An obituary also appears in the 10/31/1931 Evangelical-Messenger.


 

GRIER, JOSEPH A.

 

Born: 1853  Elverson PA                                            married:

Died: 1935                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment: St. Mark’s Episcopal Cemetery, Honey Brook township, Chester County PA

Obit: Reading Times April 27, 1935

 

1894-97           Birdsboro Grace

1909-01           Elverson (beginning 7/1/01)

 

Note: Professor J.A. Grier was a local pastor within the Birdsboro congregation.  He taught school, for several years was associated with Stoner’s Business College in Reading, and served for 11 years as supervising principal of the Birdsboro schools.

 


 

GRIMM, FREDERICK

 

Born: 1-6-1817  Hopewell twp, York County PA     married: Barbara Secrist

Died: 2-11-1888                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 259

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1842    license

1846    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Zion Church, York County PA

Obit: 1888,30

 

1848-50           Dover circuit

1850-52           York circuit

1852-53           considering transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference          

1853-56           Jefferson circuit

1856-58           York circuit

1858-59           York Springs circuit

1859-70           ?

1870-73           Jefferson circuit

1873-76           Dover circuit

 


 

GRIMM, JACOB LUTHER

 

Born: 11-27-1842  Rohrersville MD                           married: Mary Ellen Harp

Died: 8-22-1905                                                          obit: 1946,33

Miller-Raker #: 406

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1867    license, Virginia Conference

1869    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Druid Ridge Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: 1905,73

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1867-68           Boonsboro circuit

1868-69           ?

1869-71           Rockingham circuit

1871-73           ?

1873-75           Chewsville

1875-80           ?

1880-81           Boonsboro circuit

1881-83           Baltimore Salem, Pennsylvania Conference

1883                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1883-84           Baltimore Salem

1884-87           Baltimore Scott Street

1887-89           editor “The Weekly Itinerant” & manager Eastern UB Book/Publishing House

1889-98           Baltimore Otterbein Memorial

1898-02           presiding elder, Baltimore District

1902-04           New Cumberland

 

Note: Jacob Luther Grimm is the son of Joseph S. Grimm and a brother to William Otterbein Grimm and John Wesley Grimm.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 294, gives a brief biography.

 


 

GRIMM, JAMES LOWER

 

Born: 4-12-1869                                                          married: Lillie Mae Appenzellar

Died: 7-25-1933                                                          obit: 1933,20

Miller-Raker #: 430

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1886    quarterly conference license, New Cumberland

1888    license

1891    ordained

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: 1933,21

 

1888-89           Greencastle

1889-91           Newville

1891-93           St. Thomas circuit

1893-98           Red Lion circuit

1898-01           York circuit

1901-02           York Fourth & York Fifth

1902-09           York Fourth

1909-16           Waynesboro

1916-22           Shippensburg

1922-27           Mt. Wolf

1927-33           Spry

 

Note: J. Lower Grimm is the son of John Wesley Grimm. Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 294, gives a brief biography.  Mrs. Grimm is the daughter of local preacher Henry Appenzellar.

 


 

GRIMM, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 6-24-1839                                                          married: Elizabeth Catherine Hoffman

Died: 2-15-1921                                                          obit: 1931,41

Miller-Raker #: 380

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1861    quarterly conference license, Rohrersville (Virginia Conference)

1863    license, Virginia Conference

1864    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: York PA

Obit: 1921,68

 

1862-66           Frederick circuit

1866-68           Churchville circuit

1868-69           Frederick circuit

1869-71           South Branch circuit

1871-73           Woodstock circuit

1873-75           Lacey Springs circuit

1875-76           Newburg circuit, Pennsylvania Conference

1876                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, page 3

1876-78           Newburg circuit

1878-80           Alto Dale circuit [Mont Alto]

1880-82           Shopp’s station

1882-85           Highspire

1885-89           New Cumberland

                             1887-88  Yocumtown (part year  1888,15)

1889-90           Rocky Springs circuit

1890-92           Boiling Springs circuit

1892-95           Big Spring circuit

1895-98           Winterstown

1898-01           West Fairview

1901-02           Springet

1902-05           Spring Grove

1905-09           Boonsboro

1909-21           Judge Fahs Union Mission, York PA

 

Note: J. Wesley Grimm is the son of Joseph S. Grimm and a brother to William Otterbein Grimm and Jacob Luther Grimm.  He is the father of J. Lower Grimm and Nellie Virginia Grimm Shue, wife of Allen Clayton Shue (1880-1962) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 294, gives a brief biography.  Mrs. Grimm’s sister is married to Rev. Abram S. Hammack of the Virginia Conference.

 


 

GRIMM, JOSEPH S.

 

Born: 5-8-1812                                                            married:

Died: 3-10-1892  Rohrersville MD                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1841    license, Virginia Conference

1847    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Rohrersville MD

Obit: Maryland Conference 1892,18

 

1887                charter member of Maryland Conference

 

Note: Joseph S. Grimm is the father of Jacob Luther Grimm, John Wesley Grimm and William Otterbein Grimm.

 


 

GRIMM, WILLIAM OTTERBEIN

 

Born: 7-14-1837  near Rohrersville MD                     married: Martha Ann Mullendore

Died: 8-24-1896                                                          obit: 1929,21

Miller-Raker #: 411

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1865    license, Virginia Conference

1865    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Rohrersville MD

Obit: 1897,36

 

1864-66           teacher of “freed men” at Vicksburg MS

1866-68           ?

1868-69           Boonsboro circuit

1869-70           ?

1870-71           Boonsboro circuit

1871-72           Potomac mission

1872-73           Boonsboro circuit

1873-75           Churchville circuit

1875-77           Rockingham circuit

1877-78           Edenburg circuit

1878-80           presiding elder, Potomac District

1880-81           Keedysville station

1881-82           Rohrersville

1882-84           agent, United Seminary

1884                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1884-85           Littlestown circuit

1885-87           St. Thomas

1887-89           Big Spring

1889-91           Bendersville

1891-95           Shopp’s station [Shiremanstown]

1895-96           Dover

1896                retired

 

Note: William Otterbein Grimm is the son of Joseph S. Grimm and a brother to John Wesley Grimm and Jacob Luther Grimm.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 294, gives a brief biography.

 


GROFF, ISRAEL M.

 

Born: 5-18-1851  near Intercourse PA                        married: Mary C. Ranck

Died: 2-11-1940                                                          obit: [d. 11/28/1920]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1873    quarterly conference license, Ranck’s

1875    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1897    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference1940,12

 

1875-76           Florin

1876-77           Harrisburg Allison Hill [Derry Street]

1877-78           Ephrata station

1879-80           Paradise

                             1880  Intercourse (following the 7/16/1880 death of Jeremiah S. Riddle)

1894-95           Woodbridge CA

 


 

GROFF, JOHN HOWRY

 

Born: 12-8-1843                                                          married: Elizabeth Kurtz

Died: 3-21-1910                                                          obit: [12/29/1841 – 11/29/1873]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Sarah C. Eckert [11/15/1877]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1874    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Paxtang Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit:

 

1873-75           New Holland circuit

1881                referred

 

Note: John H. Groff is the grandson of Rev. Hans Howry (1769-1829) of the Mennonite Church.

 



GROFF, MARTIN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1900-01           Manor circuit (beginning 4/1/01)

1901-03           Marietta circuit

1904-05           Silver Spring

1910-20           Manor circuit

 

Note: Martin Groff was a local pastor in the East Pennsylvania Conference.

 


 

GROFF, MICHAEL B.

 

Born: 10-24-1864  New Providence PA                     married: Annie Martin

Died: 7-2-1939                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1907    quarterly conference license

1917    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: New Providence Mennonite Cemetery, New Providence PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1939,15

 

1916-22           Pequea circuit

1922-26           West Willow

1926-30           Manor circuit

1930-35           Hopeland

1935                retired

 


 

GROH, ISAAC W.

 

Born: 12-30-1855  Hespeler, Ontario Canada            married: Margaret Rosenberger

Died: 9-2-1947                                                            obit: Allegheny Conference 1935,58

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 352 & 405

Gibble list: yes

 

1889    license, Ontario Conference

1993    ordained, Ontario Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-93           Niagara circuit

1893-99           conference superintendent

1906-07           LaJose, Allegheny Conference

1907                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1907-08           LaJose

1908                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1912                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1912-15           Orbisonia

1915-18           Woodland (ending 3/31/1918)

1918-21           Altoona Third [East End] (beginning 4/1/19180

1921-24           Shanksville

1924-26           Wilmore

1926                retired to Huntingdon

 

Note:  The 1908 transfer to the East Pennsylvania Conference notes that Rev. Groh “does not expect to enter the active ministry of our Conference” (page 8).  It is unclear what vocation he pursued 1899-1906 and 1908-12.  He retired to Huntingdon in 1926 and moved to live with his daughter in Michigan following the death of his wife.

 


 

GROSH, CHRISTOPHER

 

Born: 1-12-1749                                                          married: Ann Maria Ranck

Died: 4-16-1829                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 13

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1789    license

 

Interment: Ranck’s Church, New Holland PA (originally buried on family farm across the road)

Obit:

 

1812-13           north side of Susquehanna circuit

 

Note: One of the “founding fathers,” Grosh was Moravian and added that influence to the Reformed and Mennonite background of the others.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 31, gives an extended biographical sketch.  Among his descendants are the Weidman and Ranck pastors of the East Pennsylvania Conference.  Drury’s 1924 History of the United Brethren in Christ, page 157, gives a brief biography of Grosh and the others listed in connection with the historic conference of 1789.

 


 

GROSS, G.D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1876    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1876-78           Monocacy circuit

1878                withdrew

 


 

GROSZ, WILLIAM GEORGE

 

Born: 3-4-1907  Philadelphia PA                                married: Margaret S. Clark

Died: 5-17-1971  Philadelphia PA                              obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1929    quarterly conference license, Philadelphia Mt. Pisgah

1930    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1935    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Fishburn Cemetery, Hershey PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1971,315

 

1929-31           Philadelphia Fourth [Burholme]

1931-35           associate, Philadelphia First [Mt. Pisgah]

1935-37           Brunnerville-Newton

1937-42           Williamstown

1942-48           Union circuit

1948-61           Lebanon Memorial

1961-71           Brunnerville

 



GROVES, JAMES ANDREW

 

Born: 12-16-1860  Middletown IN                            married: Melvina Louisa Gaskill

Died: 10-7-1843  Westerville OH                               obit: St. Joseph Conference 1930,75

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 325

Gibble list: no

 

1883    license, St. Joseph Conference

?          ordained, St. Joseph Conference

 

Interment: IOOF Cemetery, Bourbon IN

Obit: [none?]

 

1889-92           student, Bonebrake Theological Seminary

     1890-91  Dayton Home Avenue

1903-04           Greensburg, Allegheny Conference

1904                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1904-05           Greensburg

1905                transfer to St. Joseph Conference

                        Lafayette

                        superintendent, West District

1930                retired

 


 

GRUBB, DAVID

 

Born: 5-18-1797  Perry County PA                            married: Margaret Ewig

Died: 7-3-1863  Liverpool PA                                    obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 52

Gibble list: yes

 

1843    license, Allegheny Conference

1846    ordained

 

Interment: Liverpool PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1864,9

 

Note: David Grubb lived in Liverpool and worked as an undertaker and cabinet maker.  He never served under appointment, but he preached and performed weddings as an active local pastor.

 


 

GRUBER, CHARLES BARTHOLOMEW

 

Born: 3-6-1860                                                            married:

Died: 5-25-1940                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 434

Fulton #: 199

Gibble list: no

 

1882    license, Allegheny Conference

1885    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: West Virginia Conference 1940,14

 

1883-84           Brookville [Knoxdale]

1884-87           Liverpool

1887-88           living in Annville PA

1888-89                      Baltimore Woodberry mission [Otterbein Memorial], Pennsylvania Conference

1889                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1890                name erased  1890,11

1921                reappears in UB Yearbook as member of West Virginia Conference

living in Pennsboro WV but not engaged in active work

 


 

GRUMBLING, CHRISTIAN

 

Born: 1-3-1796 York County                         married: Catherine Heindell

Died: 9-5-1865                                                            obit: [d. 1834]

Miller-Raker #: 145 [CRUMBLING]                         maried2: Julia Myers

Fulton #: 27                                                                 obit2: [1/29/1800 – 3/25/1885]

Gibble list: yes [CRUMLING]

 

1829    license

1838    ordained

 

Interment: Fry Cemetery, Brush Valley [Indiana County] PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1866,5 [GRUMLING]

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

 

Note: Christian Grumbling is an older brother to Jonathan Grumbling.  This surname is also rendered CRUMLING, CRUMBLING, GRAMLING and GRAMBLING.  Grumbling is the spelling that appears on the tombstone.

 


 

GRUMBLING, E.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1895-96           Elk

1896-97           Millheim

1897-98           Shade Gap

 

Note:  E.H Grumbling served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  Nothing more is known about this person. 


 

GRUMBLING, JONATHAN

 

Born: York County                                                     married: Mary _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 44

Gibble list: no

 

1841    license, Allegheny Conference

1844    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

 1848-49          Mahoning mission

 

Note: Jonathan Grumbling is a younger brother to Christian Grumbling.


  

GUINIVAN, THOMAS WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married: Irene Lenore Schwalm

Died:                                                                           obit: 1997,383

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1938    quarterly conference license, Harrisburg State Street

1939    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1942    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1939-42           student, United Theological Seminary

1942-44           Hummelstown circuit

1944-47           chaplain, US Navy

1947-53           Rockville

1953-73           Hershey First

1973-78           superintendent, York District

1978-83           Harrisburg Colonial Park

1983                retired

 


 

GWYNN, CHARLES W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 467

Gibble list: no

 

1911    quarterly conference license

1919    license, Colorado Conference

1920    ordained, Colorado Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918-19           Peublo

1919-20           Niwot

1920-22           [Baptist Church]

1922                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference

1922-23           Orbisonia

1923-25           Belsano

1925-27           Dunlo

1927-28           Industry-Sewickley

1928-30           Sewickley

1930-31           Windber

1931-32           Jeannette

1932-34           Everson

1934-36           Knoxdale

1936-37           Mahaffey (ending 10/25/1937)

1937-39           East Pittsburgh (beginning 10/25/1937)

1939-40           New Florence

1940                Runville (ending 10/25/1940)

1940-41           Hollsopple (beginning 10/25/1940)

1941-44           without appointment

1944                united with another denomination, page 96