York Church Chronology From 1899 to Present Time (1934).
1899, Apr. 27– Joseph A. Long was ordained Elder.
1899, July 13– Joseph A. Long was elected presiding Elder,
Church membership 325.
1900, Jan. 23– By-laws Adopted.
1900, Mar. 1– Decided to build a New Church, Approximate cost $4,000.00–
Building Committee — N. C. Baughman, Daniel Gladfelter and John K. Pfaltzgraff.
1900, Nov. 11– New Church was dedicated, Sermon by Elder II. C. Early.
Actual cost of church, $4,600.00.
1901, Aug. 1– D. R. Heddings received as Deacon.
1902, Sept. 20– E. S. Young–Bible School Term, eight weeks.
1902, Apr. 7– J. J. Bowser elected Church Treasurer, served up to Jan. 1, 1917, 15 years.
1902, Oct. 2– Milton O. Keeney was elected to the Deacon office.
1903, Mar. 28– John D. Dotterer and Wife were received as Deacon and Deaconess.
1905, Apr. 30– Ella Heddings installed as Deaconess.
1905, Oct. 17– Christian Workers organized.
1906, Apr. 12– Church granted S. S. privilege of opening a Mission School in the Eastern part of the city.
1906, Oct. 11– Melvin A. Jacobs was elected to the ministry.
1906, July 12– East York Sunday School organized.
1907, Mar. 7– Daniel Bowser was received as a Minister.
1907, Apr. 11– East York lot purchased, lot cost $1,100.00, house estimated at $1,400.00, total cost $2,500.00.
1907, Oct. 4– Daniel Bowser and M. A. Jacobs were advanced to the second degree of the Ministry.
1907, Dee. 6– East York Church was dedicated. Sermon by Elder W. J. Sweigart. Actual cost $3,640.00.
1909, July 7– Harry Flohr and George Leathery were elected to the Deacon office.
1910, July 7– L. Elmer Leas was elected to the Ministry.
1910, Oct. 6– Church organized Teacher Training. First teacher, H. H. Hollinger up to Feb. 15, 1911. Second teacher, D. W. Baker up to death, Sept. 25, 1923.
Bible School organized following Teacher Training, average attendance 112. Teachers were L. Elmer Leas, Ralph B. Lehman, Arthur R. Ness and Jos. M. Baugher.
1911, Oct. 12– Daniel Bowser was ordained Elder.
1913, Jan. 9– L. Elmer Leas was advanced to the second degree of the Ministry.
1913, Apr. 3– George K. Pfaltzgraff elected Secretary to succeed A. S. Hershey. George K. Pfaltzgraff served from Apr. 3, 1913 to Nov. 22, 1929, 16 years. A. S. Hershey served from July 20, 1895 to Apr. 3, 1913, 18 years.
1914, July 17– H. W. Crist and Theodore Wagner were elected Deacons. John Moser and Wife were elected as Deacon and Deaconess.
1915, Dec. 28– Church purchased lot to East York Church, cost $320.00.
1916, Apr. 6– Joseph J. Bowser was elected to the Ministry.
1916, May 6– Jacob Brenneman was received as a Minister.
1917, Jan. 11– James P. Lehman elected Church Treasurer, served to Jan. 8, 1920.
1918, Apr. 11– Daniel K. Trimmer was elected to the Ministry.
1919, Apr. 10– Thomas I. Fitz and Eli Wagner were elected Deacons.
1920, Dec. 8– George W. Kraft was elected Treasurer, served to Nov. 2, 1924.
1920, Dec. 21– Chauncey F. Trimmer was elected to the Ministry.
1921, Sept. 30– A. D. Hoover and Wife Rebecca received as Deacon and Deaconess.
1921, Nov. 4– L. Elmer Leas was ordained Elder.
1922, Apr. 14– Church decided to build new Sunday School building, approximate cost from $30,000 to $33,000.00. Building committee, George Pfaltzgraff, Charles W. Graft, George W. Leathery, Adam Ness and Jacob G. Aldinger.
1923, Oct. 8– Joseph M. Baugher was received as a Minister.
1923, Oct. 12– J. C. Racer and Wife received as Deacon and – Deaconess.
1923, Dec. 6– New Sunday School building was dedicated, sermon by James M. Moore. Cost of building $33,500.00.
1924, Nov. 2– Wayne W. Keller, Sr.. elected Treasurer; served to July 14, 1932.
1925, Apr. 9– E. J. Meyers and Wife Mary received as Deacon and Deaconess.
1926, Feb. 9– Harrison S. Gipe was received as a Minister.
1926, July 6– Melvin A. Jacobs was received as an Elder.
1926, Oct. 28– Melvin A. Jacobs was elected as Presiding Elder. Church Membership 548.
1927, Aug. 19– Arthur R. Hess, Ralph B. Lehman and Calvin Lefever were elected Deacons.
1929, Jan. 18– Harry C. Miller and Wife received as Deacon and Deaconess.
1930, Jan. 17– John McWilliams, Granville Burgard, John Krape, Wayne W. Keller, Sr., and Sanford Trimmer were elected Deacons.
1930, Aug. 7– Arthur R. Hess and Ralph B. Lehman were elected Ministers. Spencer Seigrnan, George Stough and Paul A. Lehman were elected Deacons.
1930, Dec. 15– Joseph J. Bowser was ordained Elder. Arthur R. Hess and Ralph B. Lehman were installed in the Ministry.
1930, Jan. 1– Ralph B. Lehman, elected Church Secretary. Resigned Jan. 21, 1930
1930, Jan. 21– Joseph M. Baugher elected Church Secretary. Resigned April 17, 1930.
1930, Apr. 17– H. S. Gipe, elected Church Secretary. Resigned Oct. 9, 1931.
1931, Oct. 9– Enoch Madeira elected Church Secretary. Resigned April 30, 1933.
1932, July 14– Paul Hershey, elected Church Treasurer.
1932, July 25– Moses Mummert and Wife Emma and Lowell Landis and Wife Ruby were
elected Deacons and Deaconesses.
1933, Apr. 21– Chester Royer and Wife Anna were received as Ministers.
1933, July 14– Francis Bair, elected Church Secretary.
1934, Jan. 12– Moses Mummert elected Church Secretary for 2 years. Anna A. Sheets, elected Church Historian for 3 years. Building Fund Started.