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LACKEY, ALEXANDER

 

Born: 5-21-1825  Perry County PA                            married:

Died: 9-18-1875                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 359

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1870    quarterly conference license

1871    license

1874    ordained

 

Interment: Young’s Church, Perry County PA

Obit: 1876,12

 

1871-73           Shippensburg circuit

1873-75           Pine Grove mission

1875                ill

 

Note: Alexander Lackey held an exhorter’s license for 20 years and was a class leader for 20 years before entering the itinerancy.  The 1996 volume of The Chronicle, page 123, gives a brief biography.

 


 

LAMEY, WILLIAM

 

Born: 8-16-1839  Venango County PA                      married: Fayetta Heckman

Died: 2-13-1924                                                          obit: [9/29/1838 – 4/10/1908]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1880    license, East German Conference

1883    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment: Chapman’s Quarries, Northampton County PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1924,17

 

1874-75           Middleburg circuit

1880-81           Conewago circuit

1881-83           Paxinos circuit

1883-84           Freeburg circuit

1884-85           Millheim circuit

1885-87           Northampton circuit

1887-88           Catasaqua circuit

1888-90           Landingville circuit

1890-92           Lykens Valley circuit

1892-94           Sinking Spring circuit

1894-96           Lehigh Valley circuit

1896-98           Susquehanna circuit

1898                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Lamey was first married to Adam F. Shaffer [Shaeffer], who died at age 23 leaving her with two small children.

 



LANDIS, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1850    quarterly conference license, Union Deposit

1852     license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1869                name erased

 

Note: George Landis was dismissed along with George W. Hoffman and others involved in the United Christian split.  Although George Landis was a part of that movement, he did not become a minister in the United Christian Church.

 


 

LANDIS, HENRY W.

 

Born: 2-17-1807                                                          married:

Died: 1864                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1852    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1855    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference (manuscript) 1864,169

 

1852-53           Berks County circuit

1853-55           Millheim circuit

1855-56           Halifax circuit

1856-57           Lykens Valley circuit

1857-58           Sinking Spring circuit

1858-59           ?

1859-60           Schuylkill Haven circuit

1860-62           Hummelstown circuit

 



LANDIS, JOHN

 

Born: 4-29-1829                                                          married:

Died: 8-4-1908  near East Salem PA                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 192

Gibble list: yes

 

1875    license, East German Conference

1881    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1908,67

 

1880                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1880-82           East Salem

1882-87           Tuscarora

1887-90           East Salem

1890-08           (no longer itinerating)

 

Note:  Details on John Landis are sketchy.  Even though his obituary appears in the Allegheny Conference journal, his name is not in Fulton’s list of conference members.  He appears to have been a shoemaker, and a very active local pastor that officiated at many weddings and funerals.  The Pfoutz Valley congregation is said to be the result of one of his early revival meetings.

 


 

LANDIS, ROBERT C.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Ruth E. _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1958    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Lancaster Otterbein

1961    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-61           student, United Theological Seminary

                            1959-61  assistant, Vandalia OH

1961-62           assistant, Vandalia OH

1962-03           extension ministry, Red Bird Missionary Conference

                            1962-63  Jack’s Creek Center

                            1963-70  Bowen’s Creek

                            1970-76  Jack’s Creek

                            1976-03  Evarts

2003                retired

                       


 

LANE, MARTIN O.

 

Born: 1-20-1832  Westmoreland County PA married: Jane Shallenberger [6/7/1853]

Died: 4-25-1902                                                          obit: [? – 11/15/1893]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 136

Gibble list: no

 

1866    license, Allegheny Conference

1869    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Alverton PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1902,46

 

1866-69           Washingtom

1869-72           Ligonier

1872-73           Madison

1873-74           Mt. Pleasant

1874-75           ?

1875-76           Allegheny

1876-77           Springfield

1877-78           superintendent, West District

1878-80           Westmoreland

1880                Pittsburgh (Feb-Sep; short conference year)

1880-81           ?

1881-82           Connellsville

1882-83           Altoona

1883-85           Altoona station

1885-87           Huntingdon

1887-90           financial agent, Lebanon Valley College

1890-99           on leave, living in Altoona

1899-02           Birmingham


 

LANTZ, WILBER FRANKLIN

 

Born: 6-29-1930                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 752

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1955    license, recommended by Waynesboro

1960    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-57           Gettysburg-Salem

1957-60           student, United Theological Seminary

                        1957-60  assistant, Normandy (Miami Ohio Conference)

1960-61           Mont Alto

1961-63           Lemoyne Calvary (until June 1963)

1963                transferred to ministry in the United Church of Christ, page 89

 

Note: As of 2003, Rev. W. Franklin Lantz was serving St. Stephens UCC in Reading PA.

 



LaPRAIRIE, LARRY LYNN

 

Born: 10-14-1939                                                        married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 796

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1962    license, recommended by Pleasant Grove Church of York Haven charge

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-63           student, Indiana Central College

 

Note: Larrry L. LaPrairie never entered the ministry.  He worked for 18 years as the executive director of the Margaret Moul Home in York PA and moved to Arizona in 1983.  He is currently a lay leader at Valley Cathedral (non-denominational).  More information is in the biographical file.  As of 2003, Larry L. LaPrairie owns LaPrairie Painting, 8130 E. Mulberry Street, Scottsdale AZ. O:602-721-2777  H:480-949-1466

 


 

LAUMASTER, DANIEL

 

Born: 1-12-1822                                                          married: [single]

Died: 1-19-1858  Indiana County PA                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 102 [Lamasters]

Gibble list: no

 

1857    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Fairview Church Cemetery, Canoe township, Indiana County PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1859, 15

 

1857-58           Stone Valley

 

Note: This surname is also rendered LOWMASTER.   Feeling ill, Daniel Laumaster left the January 1858 conference having been re-assigned to Stone Valley, and he die within a few days – reportedly of small pox.


 

LAUVER, MARLIN HENRY

 

Born: 8-12-1917                                                          married: Gladys Gable

Died: 10-10-2000                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 744

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1953    license

1956    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 2001,?

 

1953                transfer from Mennonite Church, page 67

1953-57           Mt. Tabor

1957-59           Emigsville

1959-61           Lemoyne Calvary

1961-63           Windsor

1963-64           supernumerary

1964-71                      Newburg

1971                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1971-77           Myersville circuit

1977-82           Union Bridge

1982                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Lauver is the daughter of Walter Gable and the sister of Henry Gable.

 


 

LAWSON, MOSES SR.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 132

Fulton #: 29

Gibble list: yes

 

1828    license

1830    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1835-36                      Juniata circuit

1938-39           Westmoreland circuit

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1840                dropped

 

Note: Moses Lawson is assumed to be the father of Moses Lawson Jr.  [That may not be true, as sometimes persons with the same name were designated "senior" and "junior" in the conference rolls in order to distinguish between them.]

 



LAWSON, MOSES JR.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 223

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1837    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1838-39           Westmoreland circuit

1841                “withdrawn from the Church under charges”, page 46

 

Note: Moses Lawson Jr.  is assumed to be the son of Moses Lawson Sr.

 


 

LEACH, LESTER MARSHALL

 

Born: 2-4-1899                                                            married: Susannah Randall

Died: 5-6-1932  Africa                                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1921    license, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Virginia Conference 1932,13

 

1922-25           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1922-25  Hillsdale circuit

1925-28           ?

1928-29           Franklin

1929-32           missionary in Rotifunk, Sierra Leone

 

Note: Lester M. Leach was killed by lightning.  Mrs. Lester M. Leach was licensed by the Virginia Conference in 1928.



 

LEACOCK, WILLIAM  J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 321

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

[1860   license]

1861    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1860-61           Lebanon Salem

1861                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1861-62                      Shopps station [Shiremanstown]

1862                withdrew

 


 

LEARISH, ELMER BURTON

 

Born: 4-6-1886  Wallaceton PA                                 married: Mary Ina Harley

Died: 9-5-1948  Philipsburg PA                                 obit: [3/4/1891 – 11/3/1989]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 378

Gibble list: no

 

1908    quarterly conference license, Woodland

1910    license, Allegheny Conference

1911    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Minnich Cemetery, Union OH

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1948,71

 

1909-11           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary in Dayton OH

                             1910 Center, Sandusky Conference (3 months)

                             1911 Orbisonia (4 months)

1911-15           student, Otterbein College in Westerville OH

                             1912 Lexington, North Illinois Conference (3 months)

1915-19           Braddock

1919-22           Altoona Second

1922-26           Scottdale

1926-29           Philipsburg

1929-36           Johnstown Homestead Avenue

1936-46           conference superintendent

1946-47           Madison

1947-48           Philipsburg

 


 

LEASURE, LOREN BIGELOW

 

Born: 10-26-1828  Madison PA                                 married: Anna O. Tintsman [11/26/1855]

Died: 11-9-1881  Greensburg PA                               obit: [12/29/1838 – 1941(aged 102)]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 77

Gibble list: no

 

1852    license, Allegheny Conference

1862    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg PA

Obit:

 

1849-50           Huntington circuit

1850-52           ?

1852-53           Ligonier

1853-54           Westmoreland

1854-57           ?

1857-58           Greensburg Fourth Street

1858-60           ?

1860-61           Greensburg Fourth Street

1861-62           Pittsburgh mission

1862-66           ?         

1866                withdrew

1868                “transfer” to Western Classis of the Reformed Church

                        Shanksville

1872-73           Kittanning

Emlenton

Wilkinsburg

Scottdale

           


 

LEBO, JOHN R.

 

Born: 7-17-1936                                                          married: Darlene _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 755

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1956    license

1961    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-64           Hagerstown St. Paul’s, associate

1964-70           Spry Otterbein

1970                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1970-82           Hagerstown Otterbein

1982-96           Bel Air

1996                retired

 


 

LEE, CHARLES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1928-29           Tremont St. Johns

 

Note: Charles Lee is listed under “others employed by the conference” and as living in Annville.  This typically denotes a Lebanon Valley student, but Charles Lee is not listed in the LVC alumni records.  He was likely an LVC student who did not graduate from that institution.

 



LEE, D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

license

ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-97           Clarington

 

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


 

LEE, GEORGE A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 336

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1865    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1865-66           Mountville St. Paul’s, East Pennsylvania Conference

1866-67           Shamokin circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

1867                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1867-68           Shamokin circuit

1871                name erased

 


 

LEECH, EDWARD W.

 

Born: 10-20-1878  Baltimore MD                              married: Edna May Swindel

Died: 9-4-1970  York PA                                           obit: 1945,33

Miller-Raker #: 503                                                     married2: Myrtle Kiser

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1963,45

Gibble list: no

 

1902    license, recommended by Baltimore Scott Street  1902,12

1906    ordained

 

Interment: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: 1970,357

 

1897-02           Brooklyn MD, independent Methodist

1902-04           Springett

1904-07           Greencastle

1907-11           New Cumberland

1911-33           Baltimore Franklin Street

1933-52           York Fourth

1952-56           Greenmount MD

1956                retired

 


 

LEFEVER, LLOYD STEIGERWALT

 

Born: 1-23-1911                                                          married:

Died: 9-2-1995                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1964    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Lancaster Covenant

1966    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1963-64           Newton

1964-66           Lickdale circuit

1966-67           Lykens

1967-69           Rocherty-Fontana

1969-70           Oregon

1970-73           Conestoga

1973-76           on leave

1976                retired

 


 

LEFEVRE, MARY DAUGHERTY

 

Born: 12-9-1894                                                          married: Rufus H. Lefever [8/20/1919]

Died: 6-26-1963  York PA                                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1921    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Steelton Centenary

1923    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery, York PA

Obit: Eastern Conference 1964,119

 

1922-23           Wagner Chapel, Dayton OH

1923-27           missionary to China

1928                 Westerlo NY

1930-32           religious education work, Ithaca NY

1934-36           religious work, Snyder NY

                        pastor, Zion UCC in Buffalo NY

                        director of religious education, Presbyterian Church in Tamaqua PA

 

Note: Mary Daugherty LeFevre is the daughter of Joseph Daugherty.

 


 

LEFEVRE, RUFUS H.

 

Born: 2-25-1895                                                          married: Mary Daugherty

Died: 6-?-1974                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 656

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

?          license, ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1923-27           missionary to China

1928                transfer to Geneva Presbytery in New York state  1928,51

1947                professor of biology, Sampson College in Sampson NY

1956                Hopewell Presbyterian Church, York County PA

 

Note: Rufus H. Lefever received an A.B. from Lebanon Valley College in 1917 and a B.D. from Bonebrake [United] Seminary.  The 1927 journal, page 61, states “We recommend that Rev. Rufus H. Lefever be received into the conference subject to proper credentials from the Miami Conference, which are in the mails.”  Rev. Lefever appears to have been a denominational official at Dayton involved with missions.  There is much correspondence between him and J. Stuart Innerst among the latter’s material at the University of California at San Diego, and material among the E.V. Cowdry papers at the Becker library of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  Also a noted ornithologist, Rufus is a brother to United Brethren missionary Miss Myrtle M. Lefever, who served over 25 years in China and Hong Kong.

 


 

LEHMAN, ADAM

 

Born: 11-20-1732  Montgomery County PA  married: Anna Margaretha Steltz

Died: 8-8-1823  Frederick County MD                      obit: [7/7/1729 – 2/?/1818]

Miller-Raker #: 6

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1789    original member at the first conference

 

Interment: Doubs Cemetery, Frederick County MD

Obit:

 

Note: Adam Lehman (a.k.a Johann Adam Lehman) is the father of Jacob Adam Lehman and of Mary Lehman Kemp, wife of Peter Kemp.  He attended the conference of 1789, 1791 and 1800.  Miller’s 1969 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 370, gives a brief biography.  He is also referred to as Johann Adam Lehman.

 


 

LEHMAN, AMOS

 

Born: 8-30-1850  Reading PA                                    married:

Died: 4-5-1917  Reading PA                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

?          license, Church of God

 

Interment: Charles Evan Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1917,38

 

                        Church of God

                            Schaefferstown

                            McKeansburg

                            Valley View

1879-81           Landingville circuit, East German Conference of the United Brethren Church

1881                transfer to East German Conference

1881-82           Williams Valley circuit

1882-84           Susquehanna circuit

1884-87           Lykens Valley circuit

1887-89           Schuylkill Haven circuit

1889-94           Lebanon circuit

1894-97           Williamstown

1897-01           Reading Salem

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-03           Reading Salem

1903-05           Denver Trinity

1905-07           Florin Glossbrenner

1907-08           Bern circuit

1908-11           Lebanon Memorial

1911-15           Palmyra Second

1915-16           Pine Grove

 


 

LEHMAN, ARTHUR SYLVESTER

 

Born: 7-7-1878  Killinger PA                                     married: Carrie May Wert

Died: 12-21-1936                                                        obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1951,29

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1901    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1910    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1937,14

 

1901-03           East Harrisburg circuit

1903-07           Manheim

1907-10           student, Bonebrake Seminary

                        1907-08  Bowlusville OH

                        1908-10  First Presbyterian/Belmont Mission Station, Dayton OH  

1910-25           Hummelstown

1925-36           Harrisburg Derry Street

 

Note: Arthur S. Lehman is the son of William H. Lehman.

 



LEHMAN, HARRY DICKSON

 

Born: 3-11-1863  West Fairview PA                          married: Ella Deem [10/7/1891]

Died: 7-11-1899  Royalton PA                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1886    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1887    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1899,39

 

1886-88           Philadelphia First [Mt. Pisgah]

1888-92           Royalton  [a.k.a. Middletown Centennial Chapel]

1892-95           Reading Otterbein

1895-96           Royalton, unable to serve because of health

1898-99           Royalton

 

Note: The Royalton charge included Elizabethtown (1888-91) and Falmouth (1888-89; 1891-1901).

 


 

LEHMAN, JACOB ADAM

 

Born: 10-6-1759  Frederick County MD                    married: Hannah Peterson [8/23/1779]

Died: 5-31-1848  Perry County OH                           obit: [12/13/1754 – 7/7/1824]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1818    license

 

Interment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Perry County OH

Obit:

 

Note: Jacob Adam Lehman is the son of Adam Lehman.  He attended conferences irregularly until 1827, but apparently never served under appointment.

 

 

 LEHMAN, JOHN HARRISON

 

Born: 12-20-1892  Starview, York County                married: Dora Isabel Fry

Died: 5-9-1967  Carlisle                                              obit: 1930, 61

Miller-Raker #: 592                                                     married 2: Louise Steinmetz

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

 

1914    quarterly conference license, Starview

1915    license

1919    ordained

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Starview PA

Obit: 1967, 230

 

1915-17           Jefferson

1917-21           Rayville

1921-26           Greenmount

1926-35           Lemoyne

1935-52           Yoe

1952-61           Boiling Springs

1961                retired

                             1961-65  Dillsburg Mt Zion

                             1965-67  Cline’s

 


 

LEHMAN, WILLIAM HEINRICH

 

Born: 9-1-1851  near Curtin PA                                 married: Emma E. Deibler

Died: 3-18-1936  Millersburg PA                               obit: [Oct 1849 – before Apr 1930]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1899    license, East German Conference

 

Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1936,13

 

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: William H. Lehman is the father of Arthur S. Lehman.  Curtin is a village in Mifflin township, Dauphin County.  William H. Lehman was a lifelong member of Riegels.  He did not itinerate, but served as a local preacher in the Lykens Valley.

 



LEHR, CONRAD O.

 

Born: 2-14-1852                                                          married: _____ Fry

Died: 5-8-1908                                                            obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1949,24

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1888    license, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-92           Middleburg circuit

1892-93           Lehigh Valley circuit

1893-95           Susquehanna circuit

1895-01           Valley View circuit

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1901-02           Lehigh Valley circuit

1902-05           Northampton circuit

 

Note: Conrad O. Lehr died while a local elder living in Allentown.  There was no conference obituary.

 


 

LEIBOLD, TITUS JAMES

 

Born:  6-28-1891                                                         married:

Died: 1-?-1967                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1908    quarterly conference license, Reading Salem

1911    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1911-12           Birdsboro Grace

1912-16           living in Reading

1916                transfer to Michigan Conference

1916-17           Walloon Lake

1917-18           Chase

1918-19           Casco

1919-20           Branch

1920                transfer to East Ohio Conference

1925                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1925-27           Shamokin circuit

1927-29           Catawissa

1929-30           Enders

1930-39           living in Reading                    

1939-53           living in Harrisburg

1953                license revoked, page 55

 

Note: Titus J. Leibold graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1912.  After 1930, he is listed with an S.T.D. degree and classified as a local elder.  The 1947 LVC alumni record calls him a “United Brethren minister,” but there is no record of any service.  He lived near Otterbein Church, but his name is not on their rolls.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 400, says of his father: "A sainted name of Salem Church is that of Frank J. Leibold, who was a trustee and class leader and served as Sunday School superintendent for twenty-five years.”  This surname is also rendered Liebold.

 


 

LEICHLITER, JOHN L.

 

Born: 9-28-1865  near Springfield PA                        married: Alice Brooks

Died: 4-1-1914                                                            obit: [d. 1886]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Emma Gould

Fulton #: 219                                                               obit2:

Gilbble list: no

 

1885    quarterly conference license

1887    license, Allegheny Conference

1890    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1914,81

 

1887-88           Newberg

1888-92           Rockwood

1892-95           Moxham

1895-96           Dubois

1896-97           Tyrone

1897-01           Wilkinsburg

1901-03           Johnstown Third [Barron Avenue]

1903-09           Westmoreland 

1909                relocated for health reasons

1909-13           Fitzgerald GA

1913-14           Lutz & Lochwylda FL

 


 

LEISTER, JOHN D.

 

Born: 4-23-1843                                                          married: Esther H. Lauver

Died: 4-15-1923                                                          obit: [4/17/1846 – 2/3/1916]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Susan C. Good

Fulton #: 171                                                               obit2: [11/20/1860 – 10/28/1921]

Gibble list: no

 

1875    license, Allegheny Conference

1878    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: United Brethren Cemetery, Cocolamus PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church 1924,80

 

                        (never served under appointment)

1884                name erased

 

Note: John D. Leister apparently did not serve as a United Brethren itinerant, but functioned as a local preacher.  He later served as an active local deacon in the Evangelical Church.  One grandson is a Presbyterian minister.  The second Mrs. Leister was a widow, and she is also known as Susan C. Herrold.  It is believed that Herrold is her maiden name and that Good is the name of her first husband

 


 

LEISTER, JOHN MAURICE

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary Ella Mutch [1923]

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 381

Gibble list: no

 

1910    license, Allegheny Conference

1919    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1911-15           student, Lebanon Valley College

                        1911-12  Lebanon circuit

                        1912-13  Pottstown Baltzell

1915-17           Sewickley

1917-19           Wyano

1919-22           Trafford

1922                granted an open transfer, page 89

                        Western Theological Seminary

                        pastor, Presbyterian Church in Burnham PA

                        pastor, First Presbyterian Church in Rural Valley PA

 

Note:  Mrs. Leister is the daughter of Charles A. Mutch.

 


 

LEITZELL, L.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Allegheny Conference

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 237

Gibble list: no

 

            quarterly conference license, Scottdale First

1890    license, Allegheny Conference

1893    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1905-06

1914                returned to quarterly conference status 

 

Note: Scottdale dentist Dr. L.H. Leitzell was active in conference affairs, and Mrs. Leitzell was active in the Women’s Missionary Association at the conference level and beyond.  L.H. Leitzell and his brother Wilbur F. Leitzell, WWI hero and controversial burgess of State College in the 1930’s, were directors in the Scottdale Coal & Coke Company.  The L.H. Leitzells later resided in State College.


 

LENGLE, BLANCHE CHRISTINA

 

Born: 5-1-1896                                                            married: [never married]

Died: 9-23-1982                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 689

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1930    quarterly conference license, Lancaster Otterbein

1931    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1934    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Cedar Lane Cemetery, Lancaster PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1983,331

 

1931-34           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

1935-39                      assistant/deaconess, Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1939                transferred to Pennsylvania Conference

1939-46           assistant/deaconess, Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1946-48                      assistant, Lancaster Covenant

1948                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference, page 96

1948-53                      assistant, Lancaster Covenant

1953                transfer to Miami OH Conference

1953-55           CE director, Dayton OH Belmont

1955                transfer to East Pennslyvania Conference

1955-61           local pastor living in Bausman PA

1961-63           assistant, Daytona Beach FL First Methodist

1963                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1963-65           CE director, Camp Hill Presbyterian

1965                retires to Lancaster, no longer listed in any conference

                        1965-66  Boehm’s Methodist?

 

NOTE:  Blanche C. Lengle is considered a pioneer in the struggle for women’s clergy rights.  Apparently because of her gender, she was denied assignment as a regularly-appointed pastor in charge – and where, when, and in what capacity she served are not always clear.  The above timeline is the best that can reconstructed from the resources at hand.  There is an article “Miss Blinn and My Life Decision” by Blanche C. Lengle in The Evangel for December 1920, page 359.

 


 

LENTZ, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-01           Green Point

 

Note: George Lentz is otherwise unknown.  See Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 296.

 



LEONARD, RICHARD DAVID

 

Born: 7-8-1934  Harrisburg PA                                  married: Irene Marzolf

Died: 11-11-200                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 747

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1953    temporary license, page 67

1954    license, recommended by Lemoyne Calvary

1959    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2006, 419

 

1952-56           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1953-56  Fishing Creek Salem

1956-59           student, United Seminary

1959-61           Quincy

1961-69           Boiling Springs

1969-74           Chambersburg First, assistant

1974-84           Lock Haven Trinity

1984-90           State College St. John’s

1990-96           Northumberland Christ

1996-98           Airville Salem

1998-99           disability

1999                retired

 


 

LESHER, JAMES M.

 

Born: 9-23-1857  Freeburg PA                                   married: Eleanor Parks

Died: 7-24-1924                                                          obit: Allegheny Conference 1922,126

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 239

Gibble list: yes

 

1878    quarterly conference license

1880    license, East German Conference

1882    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1924,67

 

1878-79           Susquehanna

1879-81           Middletown

1881-82           Landingville circuit

1882-83           Tamaqua circuit

1883-88           missionary, Sierra Leone

1888-89           Wilkinsburg

1889                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1889-90           Wilkinsburg

1890-92           Greensburg

1892-94           Pitcairn and Wilmerding

1894-96           Copeland and East Pittsburgh

1897-97           East Pittsburgh and Wilmerding

1897-98           McKeesport First

1898-01           Conemaugh

1901                retired from the active ministry to Pitcairn, entered the lumber business

                            1901-02  Wilmerding

                            1906-07  McKeesport Fawcett

                            1907-09  Somerset

 

Note: This name also appears in the records as John M. Lesher.

 


 

LESHER, THOMAS

 

Born: 4-10-1812                                                          married: Polly Bowman

Died: 8-14-1894                                                          obit: [5/4/1819 – 1/8/1900]

Miller-Raker #: 269

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1844    license

1847    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Union Deposit Cemetery, Union Deposit PA

Obit:

 

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1850-51           Halifax circuit

1870                withdrew to join the United Christian Church of George W. Hoffman

 

Note:  Thomas Lesher appears to have functioned mostly as a local preacher on the Union Deposit circuit.  He is the father of Rev Jacob B. Lesher (1852-1923[1932?]) of the United Christian Church

 



LEWIS, MILLARD M.

 

Born: 11-8-1909                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1932    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1934    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1925-26           Manada Hill

1935-37           Williamstown

 

Note: Millard M. Lewis is listed as a local elder living in Shamokin until granted a certificate of recommendation to the Evangelical Congregational Church 1952,58.

 


 

LEWIS, WILLIAM B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 211

Fulton #: 14

Gibble list: yes

 

1835    license

1843    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1839                charter member of Allegheny Conference

1847                transfer “to any conference he may wish”

 

NOTE: Rev. Lewis appears to have attended the conferences and progressed to ordination without making himself available to serve without reserve, and so he apparently was not given an itinerant appointment as per his own request.  The Miami Conference reports the death of a William R. Lewis in 1850.

 


 

LICK, ARTZ SAMUEL

 

Born: 4-17-1910  Lebanon PA                                   married: Grace Mae Heisey

Died:                                                                           obit: 1984,390

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1932    quarterly conference license, Lebanon Memorial

1934    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1938    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: St. John’s UMC Cemetery, Hegins PA

Obit: 1982,381

 

1934-38           Lickdale

1938-39           Olive Chapel, Oklahoma Conference

1939                transfer to Oklahoma Conference, page 27

1939-41           Stillwater

1941-43           Omaha Harford Memorial, Nebraska Conference

1943                transfer to Nebraska Conference

1943-47           Kearney First

1947                transfer to Missouri Conference

1947-51           Kansas City First

1951-53           Excelsior Springs Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church

1953                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1953-56           Harrisburg First

1956-64           Allentown Zion

1964-67           Schaefferstown-Kleinfeltersville

1967-70           Hegins-Barry

1970-76           Hegins

1976                retired

 



LIGHT, CASPER

 

Born: 9-7-1804                                                            married: Mary Light

Died: 8-2-1857                                                            obit: [2/26/1803 – 11/26/1866]

Miller-Raker #: 184

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1833    license

1835    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1858, 99

 

1842-45                      presiding elder, Lebanon district

1845-46           Lebanon circuit

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1846-47           presiding elder, Lebanon district

1850-51           presiding elder, Lancaster district

 

NOTE: Casper Light is a son of Felix Light, a brother to John Light and Joseph Light, and the father of Joel Light.  Mrs. Light’s maiden name was also Light.  The 1911 Eberly-Albright-Brane Landmark History of the United Brethren Church, page 222, gives a brief biography of Casper’s active laity son Felix H. Light.

 


 

LIGHT, EPHRAIM

 

Born: 8-8-1835                                                            married: Mary B. Witmer [Weidman]

Died: 2-27-1912  Reading PA                                                obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1858    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1861    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit:

 

1858-59           Hummelstown circuit

1859-60           Myerstown

1869                withdrew

1874-75           Steelton Centenary

1879-81           Hummelstown

1883-84           Lehigh Valley circuit

1884                re-instated

1884-85           Swatara circuit

1900                name erased

 

Note: Ephraim Light does not appear to be a direct relative of the other Lebanon County Lights.

 



LIGHT, EZEKIEL

 

Born: 3-19-1834  Lebanon PA                                   married:

Died: 11-4-1903  near Dayton OH                             obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

 

1855    license, Ohio German Conference

1858    ordained, Ohio German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1904,22

 

                        Cleveland

1862-63           Lebanon Salem

1864-65           Reading Zion, East Pennsylvania Conference

1865                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1865-67           Reading Zion

1867-68           Annville (second half of year, following George W. Hoffman’s removal)

1871-72           Annville

1877-79           Lebanon Salem

1882-85           presiding elder, Lancaster district

                        chaplain, Soldiers Home in Dayton OH

 

Note: Ezekiel Light is the son of John Light and grandson of Felix Light.  He is the brother of Job Light and Rudolph Light.

 



LIGHT, FELIX

 

Born: 11-11-1767                                                        married: Barbara Sherk

Died: 1-23-1841                                                          obit: [5/23/1771 – 3/20/1830]

Miller-Raker #: 253

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

?          license, ordained

 

Interment: Mt Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: 1841,46

 

Note: Felix Light had been an effective minister in the Mennonite Church.  He became a United Brethren preacher, even though there is no indication that he was ever formally licensed or ordained as such.  He is the father of 3 UB preachers Casper Light (1804-1857), John Light (1808-1845) Joseph Light (1813-1870); grandfather of 4 UB preachers Rudolph Light (1826-?), Ezekiel Light (1834-1903), Job Light (1839-1888) and Joel Light (1840-1904); and great-grandfather of 1 UB preacher John C.H. Light (1872-1950).  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 40, gives a detailed account of the extended Light ministerial family.  The 1911 Eberly-Albright-Brane Landmark History of the United Brethren Church, page 207, gives a brief biography of Felix Light – and, on page 209,  the story of Light’s meeting house.

 


 

LIGHT, HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 198

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1835    license

1838    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1843                                expelled

 

Note:  The relationship of Henry Light to the other Lights, if any, is not known.  This is believed to be Henry (Harry) L. Light (7/31/1818 – 12/9/1879) who married Mary A. Rauch (3/26/1820 – 3/30/1903).

 


 

LIGHT, HOWARD PAUL

 

Born: 4-2-1879  Lebanon PA                                     married: Dorah _____

Died: 10-23-1957                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 486

Gibble list: no

 

1910    quarterly conference license

1912    license, North Nebraska Conference

1916    ordained, Michigan Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1958,34

 

1910-12           believed to be serving in North Nebraska Conference

1912-15           (at school?)

1915-16           East Casco, Michigan Conference

1916                transfer to Michigan Conference

1916-18           Tallman

1918                Barton-Chase (part year)

1918-20           Shamokin circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

1920-22           Sodus

1922-23           ?

1923-24           East Freedom, Allegheny Conference

1924                transfer to Allegheny Conference

1924-27           Susquehanna

1927-30           East Salem

1930-37           Glasgow

1937                Springfield (ending 9/25/1937)

1937-41           West Decatur (beginning 9/25/1937)

1941-43           Knoxdale

1943-47           Liverpool

1947-50           Port Matilda

1950                retired

 

Note: The relationship of Howard P. Light, if any, to the other Lebanon County Lights is not known.

 



LIGHT, JOB HOFFER

 

Born: 12-11-1839                                                        married: Anna Campbell

Died: 12-14-1888                                                        obit: [East Pennsylvania Conf 1927,9]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

license, East Pennsylvania Conference

ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East German Conference 1889,47

 

1867-68           Tamaqua, East Pennsylvania Conference

1868                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Bethlehem circuit

1869                charter member of East German Conference

1869-72           Reading Zion

1872-73           Harrisburg Otterbein

1873-74           Bellegrove circuit

1874-78           conference superintendent

1878-81           Myerstown

1881-84           Baltimore Fulton Street

1884-86           Philadelphia Fourth Street German Mission

1886-88           Reading Zion

 

Note:   Job Light is the grandson of Felix Light, the son of John Light and a brother to Ezekiel Light and Rudolph Light.  He is the father of John C.H. Light.

 


 

LIGHT, JOEL

 

Born: 2-11-1840                                                          married: Elizabeth Kreider

Died: 2-24-1904  Lebanon PA                                   obit: [East Pennsylvania Conf 1925,15]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1871    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1874    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1904,23

 

1870-72           Harrisburg circuit

1872-74           Lebanon circuit

1874-76           Bellegrove circuit

1876-79           Jonestown circuit

1879-82           Lykens Valley circuit

1882-85           Lebanon circuit

1885-88           Avon Zion

1888-94           Valley View circuit (including Barry)

1894-01           Lebanon circuit

1901-03           Lebanon Bethany

1903                retired

 

Note: Joel Light is the son of Casper Light and the grandson of Felix Light.

 


 

LIGHT, JOHN C.H.

 

Born: 8-14-1872  Harrisburg PA                                married: Carrie Metcalf

Died: 3-24-1950                                                          obit: [East Pennsylvania Conference 1922,66]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Mrs. Mabel Dickman Farrand

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1895    license, East German Conference

1898    ordained,

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1950,25

 

1896-97           Columbus City, Iowa Conference

1897                transfer to Iowa Conference  

1897-98           Columbus City

1898-02           Hudson

1902-03           Colorado Springs CO

1903-05           Sumner

1905-11           Muscatine

1911-15           Cedar Rapids

1915-18           conference superintendent

1918-25           Birdsboro Grace, East Pennsylvania Conference (beginning 2/19; see 1919,6)

1925                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1925-45           Lititz

1945                retired

 

Note: John C.H. Light is the son of Job Light, grandson of John Light, and great-grandson of Felix Light.

 


 

LIGHT, JOHN SHERK

 

Born: 11-14-1802  Lebanon County                           married: Anna Hoffer

Died: 4-29-1845                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 173

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1832    license

1835    ordained

 

Interment: Ebenezer [Mt. Lebanon?] Cemetery, Lebanon County PA

Obit: 1846,71

 

1836-37           presiding elder, Lebanon district

1837-39           presiding elder, Lancaster district

1840-42           presiding elder, Lebanon district

1842-43                      Lebanon and Miller’s [Annville] station

1843-44           Lebanon station

1844-45           Lebanon station and Myerstown

1845-46           presiding elder, Lebanon district

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

 

NOTE: John Light is a son of Felix Light and a brother to Casper Light and Joseph Light.  He is the father of Rudolph Light and Ezekiel Light and Job Light, and the grandfather of Job’s son John C.H. Light.  The 1911 Eberly-Albright-Brane Landmark History of the United Brethren Church, page 217, gives a brief biography of John Light.

 



LIGHT, JOSEPH F.

 

Born: 2-11-1813                                                          married:

Died: 2-22-1870                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1858    quarterly conference license

1861    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1870,29

 

1861-62                      Union County circuit

1862                ceased to travel because of poor health, preached considerably in a local capacity

 

Note: Joseph Light is a son Felix Light of and a brother to John Light and Casper Light.  The 1911 Eberly-Albright-Brane Landmark History of the United Brethren Church, page 222, gives a brief biography of Joseph F. Light.

 


 

LIGHT, RUDOLPH

 

Born: 11-7-1826                                                          married: _____ Halkins

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1854    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1854-55           Berks County circuit

1855-56           Sinking Spring circuit

1861-62           Millheim circuit

1887                transfer to

 



LIGHTNER, CHARLES W.

 

Born: 9-28-1936                                                          married: Harriet _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 756

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1956    license

1961    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-58                      Upper Strasburg

1961-69           Benevola-Mt. Lena

1969                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1969-79                      Waldorf Good Shepherd

1979-               99Bel Air

1999                 retired

 


 

LIGHTNER, DANIEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1853    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1857                name erased

1858                re-instated

1865                surrendered license

 



LIGHTNER, GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

Born: 3-21-1828  near Gettysburg PA                        married: Hannah Catherine Tawney

Died: 3-12-1909  near Gettysburg PA                        obit: [died 10-19-1896]

Miller-Raker #: 344                                                     married2: Mrs. Susan Ruff

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: no

                                                                                   

1867    license

1870    ordained

 

Interment: Duncannon

Obit: 1909,119

 

1866-67           Bendersville circuit

1867-68           Manchester

1868-70           Perry

1870-73           Duncannon

1873-74           Greencastle (served little or no time)

1873-74           Hagerstown St. Paul’s (8 months)

1874-77           West Fairview

1877-78           Duncannon

1878-81           York circuit

1882-84           Conestoga circuit, East Pennsylvania Conference

1884-87           Halifax, East Pennsylvania Conference

1887                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1887-88           Manheim

1888                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1888-89           Alto Dale circuit

 

Note: The first Mrs. Lightner is a sister to Daniel A. Tawney.

 



LINCKS, FREDRICK E.

 

Born:                                                                           4-2-1838Alsace-Lorainemarried: Mary Oyler

Died:                                                                           12-24-1910CanalFulton OHobit: [6/16/1842 - 2/19/1912]

Miller-Raker #: 325

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1861    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1860-61           Carlisle circuit (1st part of year)

1860-61           Manchester circuit (2nd part of year)

1862                transfer

                         Indiana

                         Ohio

 

Note: It appears that Fredrick E. Lincks served in Indiana and Ohio as a local pastor while working a secular job and may never have formally joined another conference as a ministerial member.

 


 

LINEBAUGH, NORMAN LESTER

 

Born: 9-24-1880  Machester PA                                 married: Minnie G. Michael

Died: 7-21-1962  York PA                                         obit: [died 2-11-1920]

Miller-Raker #: 512                                                     married2: Mrs. Elizabeth S. Pyle

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1901    quarterly conference license, York Fifth

1903    license

1912    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1962,68

 

1905-06           Union Deposit, East Pennsylvania Conference

1906                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1906-07           Union Deposit

1907-09           Florin

1909-10           student, Bonebrake Seminary

1910-12           Vandalia OH

1912-16           Hershey

1916-17           Harrisburg First

1917-20           Philadelphia Second

1920                transfer to Miami Conference

1949-50           Mt. Carmel, East Pennsylvania Conference

1950                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1950-52           Mt. Carmel

1952-56           Hillsdale

1956                retired

 

NOTE: Norman L. Linebaugh supposedly also served congregations in the Allegheny and Erie conferences.

 


 

LIST, FREDERICK

 

Born: c1827  Germany                                                married:

Died: 1-6-1912  Ellicott City MD                              obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1866    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Bethlehem PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1912,31

 

1864-65           Millheim circuit

1865-66           ?

1866-67           Valley View circuit

1867-68           Middleburg circuit

1868-70           ?

1870-71           Halifax circuit

1875                name erased

1880                re-instated      

1881                transfer to East German Conference

1881-83           Camden mission

1883-85           Philadelphia Fourth Street German mission

1885-89           Baltimore Fulton

1889-92           Baltimore Seventh Street

1892-93           Middleburg circuit

 



LITTLE, GEORGE KIRKLEY

 

Born: 1-27-1860  Baltimore MD                                married: Anna C. Bittinger

Died: 8-22-1938  Quincy PA                                      obit: 1948,34

Miller-Raker #: 451

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1894    license

1898    ordained

 

Interment: Quincy PA

Obit: 1938,26

 

1880-08           evangelist at large

1908-09           Greencastle & Marion

1909-14           evangelist at large

1914-16           West Rockingham charge, Virginia Conference

1916-20           evangelist at large

1920-24           Harrisonburg, Virginia Conference

1924-25           local

1925-26           Shermansdale

1926                retired

Note: George K. Little is the son of George O. Little.  He is the subject of book (on file in the conference archives) by R.E. Williams, printed in 1887 by the UB Publishing House: George K. Little and his Revival Work – comprising a history of his life, conversion, and six years of evangelistic work.


 

LITTLE, GEORGE O.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Martha Hanaway

Died: 5-16-1860  Gettysburg PA                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1844    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1846    quarterly conference license, Littlestown circuit

1848    license, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1844-45           West Harford

1845-46           Huntersville

1846                “transfer” to United Brethren Church

1848-49           Winchester

 

1873-

 

Note: George O. Little is the father of George K. Little.  According to Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, George O. Little transferred to the Pennsylvania Conference – but no such official conference record can be found.  The August 3, 1846, quarterly conference of the Littlestown circuit states “that George O. Little from the Methodist E. Church shall be received into the Church of the United Brethren in Christ” and “that he shall have license to preach the gospel among us up to the next annual conference.”  Brief biographical comments on George O. Little appear in Williams’ 1887 biography of George K. Little, page 9.

 


 

LLOYD, CLIFFORD PAUL

 

Born: 8-13-1924                                                          married: Verna _____

Died: 6-29-1994                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 862

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1958    credentials in the Allegheny Conference, Brethren in Christ

1963    license

1967    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-60           Mount Holly Springs BIC

1960-63                      Mount Rock BIC

1963                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference, EUB

1963-69           Frederick Centennial Memorial

1969-71           York Christ

1971                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1971-74           Barton-Westernport

1974-79           Overlea

1979-80           Fork-Waugh

1980-84           Baltimore Wesley

1984-87           Hamilton St. John’s

1987                leave of absence  Baltimore Conference 1987,178

1987                withdraw  Baltimore Conference 1988,185

 

Note: The last known residence of Clifford P. Lloyd was in Terre Hill, Lancaster County.

 


 

LLOYD, NEHEMIAH JOHNSON

 

Born: 8-23-1836  Beaver PA                                      married: Esther B. Taylor

Died: 4-20-1909  Akron OH                                      obit: [1837 – 2/19/1918]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 135 [Loyd]

Gibble list: no

 

?          license

?          ordained

 

Interment: East Akron Cemetery, Akron OH

Obit: East Ohio Conference 1909,58

 

1865                transfer to the Allegheny Conference

1868                transfer to East Ohio Conference

 

Note:


 

LOCHER, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1860    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1861                withdrew

 



LOEWEN, JOHN CARL

 

Born: 11-1-1925                                                          married: Lois _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 798

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1957    credentials in the American Baptist Convention

1962    license

1969    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-59           People’s Baptist Church, Sag Harbor LI-NY

1959-62           supply, Nyack NY area

1962                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference EUB

1962-68           Mt. Tabor

1968-78           Leesburg

1978-84           Young’s

1984-88           Jacobus

1988-91           Yoe Christ

1991                retired

 


 

LOHR, MARTIN

 

Born: 9-28-1803                                                          married: Maria Christiann Carl [12/25/1825]

Died: 5-17-1868                                                          obit: [8/?/1804 – 4/4/1881]

Miller-Raker #: 188

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1834    license

1835    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover PA

Obit: 1869,11

 

1835-36           Chambersburg circuit

 

Note: Martin Lohr chose to function as a local pastor, preaching as opportunity afforded.  He is the namesake of Lohr’s UM Church in Hanover.  Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 302, gives a brief biography.

 


 

LONG, AARON ALBION

 

Born: 9-25-1864  Hays Grove PA                              married: Katherine S. Reed

Died: 1-6-1944                                                            obit: 1960,51

Miller-Raker #: 447

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1887    quarterly conference license, Annville

1890    license

1892    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1944,34

 

1891                Duncannon (May-Sept)

1891-92           Highspire, East Pennsylvania Conference

1892                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1892-93           Highspire

1893-98           Columbia

1898-01           Harrisburg First

1901-06           Shamokin First

1906-10           Hummelstown

1910-11           Altoona First, Allegheny Conference

1911                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1911-19           York First

1919-20           local

1920-27           Shiremanstown

1927                retired

 

Note: While the 1910, page 11, East Pennsylvania Conference journal lists Rev. Long as seeking a transfer to the Allegheny Conference, it appears that was never formally accomplished and that his 1911 transfer into the Pennsylvania Conference was from the East Pennsylvania Conference.

 



LONG, AARON M.

 

Born: 2-24-1863  Somerset PA                                   married: Emma E. Leichliter

Died: 8-31-1945  Everson PA                                    obit: [d. 5/?/1932]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 255

Gibble list: no

 

1890    quarterly conference license

1893    license, Allegheny Conference

1901    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Normalville Cemetery, Normalville PA

Obit:

 

1890-91           Glasgow

1891-94           Wilmore

1894-95           Glasgow

1895-99           Ligonier

1899-02           Mahining

1902-03           Knoxdale

1903-04           Clarington

1904-06           Dunlo

1906-15           (not assigned)

1915-17           Fayette

1917                located

 


 

LONG, DAVID

 

Born: 7/6/1771  Cumberland County PA                   married: Catharine Hershey

Died: 2/19/1860  Pfoutz Valley PA                            obit: [7/13/1771 – 9/25/1849]

Miller-Raker #: 41

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1801    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1837                expelled

 

Note: David Long is a nephew of Isaac Long, in whose barn Otterbein and Boehm first met in 1767.  He moved to the Pfoutz Valley in 1814 and served as a local preacher.  The 1816 annual conference was held at his home.  Mrs. Long is a sister to Abraham (Lancaster) and Christian Hershey.

 


 

LONG, DAVID E.

 

Born: 10-2-1869  Bellegrove PA                                married: Clara Miller

Died: 1-13-1939                                                          obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1955,31

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1896    quarterly conference license

1897    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1900    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Mount Annville Cemetery, Annville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1939,13

 

1896-00           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1898-99  Mt. Etna

1900-01           Elizabethville

1901-03           Cressona

1903-06           Lykens and Millersburg

1906-08           Philadelphia First

1908-13           field secretary, Lebanon Valley College

1913-14           field secretary, Quincy Orphanage (did not finish the year)

1914-18           Mount Joy (began following the 4/29/1914 death of H.S. Gabel))

1918-25           Mountville

1925-29           Myerstown

1929-32           Harrisburg Twenty-Ninth Street

1932                retired

 

Note: David E. Long is the father of Rev. Abram Long of the Presbyterian Church, and his daughter Laura is married to Schuyler C. Enck’s son Paul. 



LONG, JOSIAH P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1865    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1864-65           Hummelstown circuit

1865-66           Shamokin circuit

1867                withdrew

 


 

LONG, SAMUEL BURMAN

 

Born: 5-31-1883  Hays Grove PA                                          married: Margaret Mae Hoch [9/21/1911]

Died: 6-24-1974                                                                      obit: [10/12/1883 - ?]

Miller-Raker #: 538

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1906    license, recommended by Chambersburg First

1910    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit: 1975 Yearbook The United Church of Christ, 351

 

1906-08           student, Lebanon Valley College

                             1907-08  Mechanicsburg circuit

1908-11                      student, Union Theological Seminary NY

                             Croyden and Errol NH– denomination uncertain

[1910-11          Newburg (apparently did not serve)]

1911                transfer to Congregational Church 1911,65

1911-16           Lusk WY

1916-               Yorkville, IL

                        Marlborough NH

                        student, Syracuse University

1930                Syracuse NY, Geddes

1943-54           South Weymouth MA, Old South Union

1954-55           Brockton MA, Waldo (Montello)

1955-56           ?

1956-63           Worcester MA, Chestnut Street

1963-69           Auburn MA, Pakachoag and Hope

1969-72           ?

1972-73           lived at Bethel Methodist Home in Ossining NY

1973-74           lived at Homewood Church Home in Carlisle PA

 

Note: A biography of S. Burman Long appears in the 1987 Shepherdstown Church Centennial Book, page 22. 

 


 

LONG, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 138

Gibble list: no

 

1867    license, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1868-69           Somerset

1870                name erased

 

 


 

LONGENECKER, CHRISTIAN RISSER

 

Born: 6-14-1877  Lebanon County PA                      married: Mabel Mae Evans

Died: 11-17-1959                                                        obit: [d 8/27/1943]

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Hilda Heller [10/14/1944]

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2:

Gibble list: yes

 

1912    quarterly conference license, Palmyra First

1913    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1917    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Palmyra Second Chjurch Ce,etery, Palmyra PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1960,52

 

1912-13           Northampton circuit

1913-15           Bellegrove

1915-20           Palmyra Second

1940-24           New Holland

1924-25           conference evangelist

1925-30           Cleona

1930-33           Reading Zion

1933-36           conference evangelist

1936-39           Lebanon Bethany

1939-47           Myerstown

1947-50           Lickdale

1950                retired

                             1951        Hummelstown (part year)

                             1955-56  Mt. Gretna

                             1959        Mt. Etna

 


 

LONGENECKER, DAVID SHENK

 

Born: 11-29-1843  Dauphin County PA                     married: Anna Peck

Died: 12-4-1917                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1878    license, East German Conference

1881    ordained, East German Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1918,41

 

1879-80           Union Deposit circuit and Harrisburg Reily Street [Otterbein]

1880-82           Union Deposit circuit

1882-83           Berks County circuit

1883-85           Sinking Spring circuit

1885-89           Lebanon Salem

1889-92           Myerstown

1892-93           Allentown Zion

1893-97           Reading Salem

1897-04           Lebanon Memorial

1904-08           Avon Zion

1908-09           West Lebanon

1909-15           Avon Zion

1915-17           Lebanon Pleasant Hill [Cleona circuit]

 

Note: David S. Longenecker is the son of Rev. Abraham Longenecker, a local preacher in the Mennonite Church.

 


 

LONGENECKER, ROBERT P.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Elaine Frey

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1950    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Elizabethtown

1954    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-51           student, Lebanon Valley College

1951-54           student, United Theological Seminary

1954-57           Rocherty-Fontana circuit

1957-62           Myerstown

1962-66           Harrisburg Twenty-Ninth Street

1966-75           Annville

1975-81           superintendent, Allentown District

1981-87           Philadelphia St. James

1987-94           Philadelphia Holmesburg

1994                retired

 


 

LOOSE, GEORGE A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1873    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1876    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1873-75           Florin circuit

1875-77           Jacksonville circuit

1877-78           ?

1878-80           Hummelstown circuit

1880-81           ?

1881-83           Harrisburg circuit

1883-84           Rocky Spring station

1886-88           Lititz

1892                credentials returned: East Pennsylvania Conference 1892,8

 

Note:  George A. Loose appears to be living in Reading during the years (1884-86 and 1889-92) he was not serving a charge.  Gibble’s History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 392, gives some biographical information.

 


 

LOOSE, HENRY

 

Born: 8-15-1826                                                          married: Priscilla Hofnagle

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1850    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1853    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1849-50           Halifax circuit

1850-51           ?

1851-53           Lebanon circuit

1853-55           Halifax circuit

1855-56           Lebanon circuit

1856-58           Hummelstown circuit

1858-59           Millheim circuit

1859-60           Susquehanna circuit

1864                withdrew

 


 

LORENZ, EDMUND SIMON

 

Born: 7-13-1854  North Lawrence OH                      married: Florence L. Kumler

Died: 7-10-1942  Dayton OH                                     obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1877    license, Miami Conference

1882    ordained, Miami Conference

 

Interment: Woodland Cemetery, Dayton OH

Obit: Religious Telescope 108:30 (July 25, 1942)

 

1880-81           student, Union Biblical Seminary in Dayton OH

1881-83           student, Yale Divinity School

1883-84           student, University of Leipzig in Germany

1884-86           Dayton High Street

1886-87           chaplain, National Military Home in Dayton OH

1887-88           president, Lebanon Valley College

1888                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1888-89           president, Lebanon Valley College

1889                transfer to Miami Conference

1890                founded the Lorenz Publishing Company in Dayton OH

 

Note:  Edmund S. Lorenz is the son of Rev. Edward Lorenz (1827-c1900) of the Miami Conference.  A biographical sketch appears in the Encyclopedia of World Methodism, page 1452.  Mrs. Lorenz is a great-granddaughter of Bishop Henry Kumler Sr, and a granddaughter of Bishop Henry Kumler Jr (1801-1882).

 



LOSE, DENNIS        

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1857    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

                       


                       
LOVEJOY, M.J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1901-02           Salem circuit (last part of year)

 

Note: M.J. Lovejoy was “of West Virginia” – 1902,12.  In the statistical reports he is given as M.F. Lovejoy.

 



LOVELL, HENRY

 

Born: c1811  PA                                                         married: Mary Ann Wheeler [5/22/1856]

Died: 7-27-1896  Pella IA                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Eliza Joy [12/23/1876]

Fulton #: 65                                                                 obit2: [5/14/1807 – 1/31/1891]

Gibble list: no                                                              married3: Mrs. Sarah Nossman Lambert [6/3/1894]

                                                                                    obit3:

1846    license, Allegheny Conference

1848    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Pella IA

Obit:

 

1848-49           Fort Littleton

1849-50           Schellsburg

1850-52           Bellefonte

1852-53           Blair

1853-55           ?

1855-56           New Castle

1856-58           located

     1856-58  Bellefonte

1858                withdrew

 

Note: Henry Lovell is listed as an 1833 constituent member of the Cassville Methodist Protestant Church, and Cassville appears to be his home area.  The 1856 journal of the Allegheny Conference includes the following two resolutions concerning Henry Lovell.

     Resolved: that H. Lovell’s views on the doctrine of regeneration are anti-scriptural and contrary to the views of this conference.

     Revolved: that in the opinion of this conference, Brother H. Lovell’s application of certain passages of scripture relating to the Kingdom of Christ are erroneous.

            Beginning about 1860 Henry Lovell describes himself as a Methodist clergyman, but he is not listed in any Methodist records.  He moved to Pella Iowa in 1870 and is described as Rev. Dr. Henry Lovell.

 

 


 

LOVELL, ISAAC

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 388

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1879    license

1888    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1880-81           Alto Dale [Mont Alto] circuit

                          local

1902-05           Garfield MD

                        supernumerary

1912                withdrew  1912,51

 

Note: As a local preacher living in the community, Rev. Lovell started and built the Garfield [Mt. Carmel] church in 1902.  He served it until it was attached to Wolfsville circuit in 1905.  See Holdcraft’s 1939 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 183.

 


 

LOWER, WILLIAM T.

 

Born: 5-22-1822  Orange County VA                        married:

Died: 5-4-1875  Newburg, Cumberland County PA  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 358

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1851    license, Virginia Conference

1853    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1876,11

 

1850-51           Frederick circuit

1851-52           Jackson

1852-53           Frederick circuit

1853-55           ?

1855-57           Frederick circuit

1857-61           Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1861-62           Hagerstown circuit

1862-65           Frederick circuit

1865-66           Hagerstown St. Paul’s

1867-70           Martinsburg

1870                granted open transfer

1870-71           ?

1871                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1871-72           Chambersburg station

1873-74           Orrstown station

1874-75           Newburg

 


 

LOWERY, DANIEL DeWITT

 

Born: 4-11-1860  Annville PA                                    married: Ida May Burtner

Died: 5-29-1917                                                          obit: [b. 5/?/1859 - ?/?/1936]

Miller-Raker #: 403

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1879    license, East German Conference

1881    ordained

 

Interment: Enola PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1917,40

 

1879-80           Tamaqua

1880-81           Camden NJ Emmanuel

1881                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1881-82           West Fairview station

1882-83           Baltimore Fifth Street

1883-84           Big Spring station

1884-86           Manheim station  [Pennsylvania and East Pennsylvania Conferences were together 1882-1886]

1886                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1886-87                      Manheim station

1887-89           Mt. Joy

1889-90           Annville

1890-93           Harrisburg Derry Street

1893-1916       conference superintendent

 

Note: Daniel D. Lowery is the son of John H. Lowery and father of Ira D. Lowery.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 455, gives a brief biography.  Mrs. Lowery is a sister to Edward O. Burtner and a granddaughter of Frederick May (through his daughter Katherine).

 


 

LOWERY, FREDERICK CLARK

 

Born: c1925                                                                married: Cora Jean Kling

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1949    license, East Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Neffsville

1954    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1949-50           student, Franklin and Marshall College

1950-54           student, Dallas Theological Seminary

1954-60           Jonestown circuit

1960-87           New Holland

1987                retired

    1987-92  Intercourse

 

Note: Fred C. Lowery is the son of Ira D. Lowery, the grandson of Daniel D. Lowery, and the great-grandson of John H. Lowery.

 


 

LOWERY, IRA DEWITT

 

Born: 7-4-1882  Baltimore MD                                  married: Hazel Cordelia Clark

Died: 8-3-1962                                                            obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1991,309

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1907    quarterly conference license, Harrisburg Derry Street

1910    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1915    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1962,69

 

1910-12           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1910-11  Hillsdale circuit

1912-15           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

1915-17           home missionary, Shawnee OK

1917                Florin (part year)

1917-19           Halifax

1919-21           Cressona

1921-23           Shamokin Second

1923-26           Intercourse

1926-29           Manheim

1929-31           Reading Trinity

1931-34           Tower City

1934-38           Intercourse

1938-52           Neffsville

1952                retired

 

Note: Ira D. Lowery is the son of Daniel D. Lowery, the grandson of John H. Lowery, and (through his mother) the great-grandson of Frederick May.  In addition, all 3 sons of Ira became ordained: Frederick C. Lowery, Robert B. Lowery (non-EUB/UM, Cincinnati OH), Paul D. Lowery (missionary to Guatemala, ordained from Calvary Independent Church, Lancaster PA).            

 


 

LOWERY, JOHN HENRY

 

Born: 9-7-1821  Lebanon County PA                        married: Martha Dissinger

Died: 9-9-1908                                                            obit: [9/7/1822 – 1/4/1901]

Miller-Raker #: 272 [LOWRY]

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1844    license

1859    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Iona PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1908,37

 

1846                charter member of East Pennsylvania Conference

1856-57           Lebanon circuit

1857-60           Pine Grove circuit

1860-62           Annville

1862-64           Dauphin circuit

1864-65           Middleburg circuit

1865-66           Lykens Valley circuit

1866-70           Upper Berne

1870                charter member of East German Conference

1870-72           ?

1872-73           Tamaqua

1873                Hamburg mission

1873-75           Lebanon circuit

1875-77           Swatara circuit

1877-79           Bethlehem circuit

1879-80           Lehigh Valley circuit

1880-81           Berks County circuit

1881-83           Avon Zion

1883-84           Swatara circuit

1884-85           Valley View circuit

 

Note: John H. Lowery is the father of Daniel D. Lowery, the grandfather of Ira D. Lowery, and the great-grandfather of Fred C. Lowery.

 


 

LUCKENS, JOHN WENGERT

 

Born: 3-31-1902  Schuylkill Haven                            married: Rheta H. Saul

Died: 12-15-1972  Shamokin PA                               obit: [3/6/1908 – 12/13/1993]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1922    quarterly conference license, Schuylkill Haven

1927    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1929    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1973,403

 

1922-26           student, Lebanon Valley Vollege

1926-29           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary

1929-31           Hummelstown circuit

1931-33           Baltimore Old Otterbein

1933-43           Reading Zion (did not finish last year)

1943-46           chaplain, US Army

1946-68           Shamokin First

1968                retired

 


 

LUDWICK, ESDRAS

 

Born: 11-27-1847  near Romney WV                         married:

Died: 10-29-1925  Shippensburg PA                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: 561

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [LUDWIG]

 

1878    license, Virginia Conference

1881    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: 1926,59

 

1877-78           Boonsboro

1878-79           Frederick

1879-80           Winchester

1880-83           Hagerstown

                        1882   Newville, Pennsylvania Conference – see Note

1883-84           Berkeley Springs

1884                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1884-86           Shippensburg

1886                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference

1886-88           Mountville St. Paul’s

1888-93           Columbia

1893-96           Steelton Centenary

1896-04           Middletown

1904-06           Reading Otterbein

1906-08           Hershey First

1908-10           living in Shippensburg

1910                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1910                Newburg (May-Nov)

1910-21           local, living in Shippensburg

1921                retired

 

Note:  It appears that Rev. Ludwick made overtures to the Pennsylvania Conference in 1882 and was appointed to Newville [1882,40], but that he did not accept the assignment [1883,4].  The conference memberships above are a practical compromise.  The Virginia Conference [Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 142] considers him transferred to the Pennsylvania Conference in 1885, but the Pennsylvania Conference does not acknowledge him until the 1910 transfer.  The East Pennsylvania Conference [1887,5] formally recognizes his transfer from the Virginia Conference in 1887.  The confusion can be attributed to the Pennsylvania and East Pennsylvania Conferences meeting together 1882-1886.

 


 

LUDWICK, PEARLE J.

 

Born: 1-25-1894  Greensburg PA                               married: [never married]

Died: 2-14-1985                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 501

Gibble list: no

 

1924    quarterly conference license

1925    license, Allegheny Conference

1927    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1985,383

 

1925-31           evangelist

1931-34           New Florence

1934-42           evangelist

1942-43           Fairmount

1943-50           evangelist

1950                retired

 



LUDWIG, CHRISTIAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1828                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 148

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit: 1828,26

 


 

LUDWIG, S. R.

 

Born: 1859  Rio WV                                                   married:

Died: 2-11-1934  Winchester VA                               obit:

Miller-Raker #: 558

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1894    license, Virginia Conference

1897    ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Virginia 1934,13

 

1892-94           South Branch

1894-95           Lacey Springs

1895                transfer to Miami Conference

1895-98                      student, Bonebrake Seminary

1895-98           Abbottsville

1898                transfer to Virginia Conference

1898-99           Berkeley Springs

1899-01           Churchville

1901-03           field agent for Shenandoah Collegiate Institute, Dayton VA

1903-08           Keyser

1908                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1908-10           Rayville

1910-11           Boonsboro

1911-12           Gettysburg

1912-13           Oakville

1913-16           Elkins WV, West Virginia Conference

1916-17           Clarksburg WV, West Virginia Conference

1917-18           local [see 1917,52]

1918-20           Fayetteville

1920-22           Manchester MD

1922                transfer to Virginia Conference

1922-33           Winchester

1933                retired

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 174, gives a brief biography.

 


 

LUTZ, LEWIS WALTER

 

Born: 8-25-1872  Middletown MD                            married: Mary Catherine Thompson

Died: 9-7-1947                                                            obit: 1932,26

Miller-Raker #: 518                                                     married2: Mrs. Ada Frankham Markley

Fulton #: no                                                                 obit2: 1943,32

Gibble list: no

 

1897    license, West Virginia Conference

1900     ordained, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Home Cemetery, Dallastown PA

Obit: 1947,34

 

1897-99           South Branch, Virginia Conference

1899                transfer to Virginia Conference

1899-01           Edinburg

1901-03           West Fairview, Pennsylvania Conference  1902,12

1903                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference

1903-04           West Fairview

1904-13           Chambersburg

1913-20           Chambersburg First

1920-23           Baltimore Fourth

1923-25           Waynesboro

1925-32           York Second

1932-40           New Cumberland Trinity

1940                retired

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 174, gives a brief biography.

 


 

LYNCH, CLYDE ALVIN

 

Born: 8-24-1891  Harrisburg PA                                married: Edith L. Bashore

Died: 8-6-1950                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1909    quarterly conference license

1910    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1916    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Grand View Memorial Park, near Annville PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1950,30

 

1910-11           Centerville circuit

1911-12           Chambers Hill

1912-18           Linglestown and Rockville

1918-21           student, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

                            1918-21  Antioch and Pyrmont, OH

1921-25           Ephrata

1925-30           Philadelphia Second

1930-32           faculty, Bonebrake [United] Seminary

1932-50           president, Lebanon Valley College

 

Note: Clyde A. Lynch is the grandfather of John H. Lynch of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference UMC.


 

LYTER, JOSEPH ALLEN

 

Born: 1-22-1865  Enders PA                                      married: Margaret Bowman

Died: 1-29-1940                                                          obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1957,51

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1887    quarterly conference license

1888    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1890    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Paxtang Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: East Pennsylvania Conference 1940,15

 

1887-88           Freeburg circuit (first part of year)

1887-88           Paxinos circuit (last part of year)

1888-92           Mountville

1892-93           Philadelphia St. Paul

1893-96           Mount Joy

1896-99           Hummelstown

1899-24           Harrisburg Derry Street

1824-26           Annville

1926-40           associate editor, Sunday School literature