Visit the USGenWeb Project Website Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History-Biographies Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Surnames
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Front Porch

This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb
   

powered by FreeFind
 
    

 

MINISTERS, PREACHERS, and SPIRITUAL LEADERS

of RINGGOLD COUNTY, IOWA

  • American Bible Society of Ringgold County, Mount Ayr. Recognized in October of 1857, with Rev. E. P. WOOD, President; Day DUNNING, Corresponding Secretary; W. S. BERKEY, Treasurer.

    Surnames:

        A    B   C     D   E    F    G    H
       I    J     K     L    M    N     O    P
       Q    R    S    T    U   V   W     X
           Y     Z   

    A

  • Reverend W. W. ADAMSON, minister of Tent Chapel Church of Christ, 1963

  • Pastor Tom ALBRECHT, pastor of First Lutheran Church, Mount Ayr

  • Reverend M. ALLEN, minister at Caledonia Episcopal Church

  • Reverend S. ALEXANDER, Presbyterian minister at Mount Ayr, late 1890's.

  • Reverend Q. W. AMACK, minister of Methodist Church, Redding, 1930, and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend P. ANDREWS, pastor of the Baptist Church of Goshen, 1880-90's.

  • Reverend W. J. ANDREWS, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Grace E. ARNEAL, (1859-1972) Sunday School teacher at United Presbyterian Church, Redding, circa 1910-1912.

  • Pastor T. G. ATEN, Methodist Episcopal minister of Middle Fork Methodist Church, 1886, and Methodist Church, Redding.

  • Reverend Eli Edwin AUXIER was born in Mason County, Illinois, on August 10, 1846. He came to Ringgold County in 1870 and joined the Missionary Baptist Church in 1872. Rev. AUXIER was in charge of the Palestine Church located west of Leon, the church east of Davis City, the Camden church northeast of Westerville, and the Providence Church southeast of Davis City, all in Decatur County. He preformed gospel work in both Decatur and Ringgold Counties, residing in Kellerton. Rev. AUXIER died December 2, 1932, Meridian, Idaho.

  • Reverend Jerry AVISE-ROUSE, minister of the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church.

    Return to Top

    B

  • Rev. Forrest BACKOUS, pastor of Diagonal Church of the Nazarene

  • Rev. BAKER, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1865-1867

  • Reverend B. R. BAKER, minister of Methodist Church, Redding.

  • Reverend Mervin BALDWIN, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1956, 1979-1980

  • Reverend Albert BAKER, minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church, 1990's

  • Reverend B. R. BAKER, pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend David L. BARNES, psator of First Christian Church, Mount Ayr, 1964

  • Reverend M. E. BARKETT, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal, 1890.

  • Reverend G. S. BARNETT, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1929-1942.

  • Rev. BARTHOLOMEW, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1876-1877

  • Reverend Clark BASSETT, pastor of Benton & Tingley United Methodist Churches, 1960's

  • Reverend A. L. BATES, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church; died April 1910, Diagonal, Iowa.

  • Reverend Frank G. BEAN, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1917-1921

  • Reverend E. E. BEATTIE, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1923.

  • Reverend Karl BEESLEY, minister of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1971-75.

  • Reverend Mr. BELL, known as an "Iron Jacket Baptist", rode up from Faiview [Denver], Missouri in 1854, conducting a service at the house of Henry MILLER.

  • Reverend C. E. BENNET, minister of the Methodist Church of Kellerton, 1920's.

  • Reverend Stephen BENNETT, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Beaconsfield, was born November 13, 1805, Deposit, Delaware County, New York, and died after 1889.

  • Reverend Wilburn BENNETT, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1964-1968

  • Reverend Warren W. BENTZINER, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1935-?

  • Reverend John BERAN, minister of the United Church of Diagonal, retired.

  • Reverend Paul BEYMER, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

  • Reverend Conley J. BIDDLE
        minister of Disciples of Christ Christian Church, Kellerton

  • Reverend John J. BIDDLE, pastor of Mount Ayr Assembly of God Church, 1980's

  • Elder R. A. BIXLER, minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church, 1897

  • Reverend John BLACKADAR, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1969-70.

  • Reverend E. I. BLEVINS, Methodist Episcopal minster of Tingley Methodist Church 1931.

  • Reverend Eldon BOESE, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church, and Community Bible Church, Redding.

  • Reverend Thomas Howard BOGGESS (1876-1938) served as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Mount Ayr. Rev. BOGGESS also served as pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Father Robert BOHN of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Dr. Gerald Lynn "Gerry" BOLINGBRAKE, elder at Mount Ayr RLDS Church

  • Reverend Boyd BONEBRAKE, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

  • Reverend D. BORGERS, Presbyterian minister of Mount Ayr, circa 1875.

  • Reverend J. G. BORNE, minister of Methodist Church, Redding.

  • Reverend Sam E. BOWSER, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1961-63.

  • Reverend J. W. BOTT, Methodist minister of Ringgold County, 1870's. Rev. BOTT was born in 1832. Rev. BOTT was the pastor of the Hamlin circuit of the north nine townships of Audubon County in 1881 and 1882. He died in 1915, with interment at Murray Cemetery, Murray, Clarke County, Iowa.

  • Reverend Ed BOULTON, speaker at the centennial celebration of the Methodist Church, Redding, 1974

  • Reverend V. S. BOWERS, pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend Dwight BONHAM, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1982.

  • Reverend John BRADEN, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1965.

  • Reverend J. A. BRANSON, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1916-19.

  • Reverend Peter BRANTNER, minister of the United-Presbyterian Church of Mount Ayr.

  • Reverend BREWER, minister of High Point Methodist Espicopal Church, 1914

  • Reverend Charles W. BREWER, Methodist Episcopal minister of Caledonia and Glenwood, 1870-80's.

  • Reverend Verner. S. BOWER, (1879-1954) minister of Methodist Church, Redding. Rev. BOWER was interred at Redding Cemetery beside his wife, Annette (1882-1977).

  • Reverend Charles BREWER, minister of Tingley Methodist Church, 1878.

  • Reverend W. W. BREWER, minister at Caledonia Episcopal Church

  • Reverend Ainslee BRILLO, United Methodist minister of Mount Ayr & Tingley.

  • Reverend John BRILLO, Mount Ayr Methodist Church.

  • Reverend Richard Donald BRITTAIN, 1875 - 1964, pastored at the Mount Ayr Baptist Church circa 1907

  • Reverend Joel BROWN, minister of Christian Church of Tingley

  • Reverend N. G. BROWN, minister of the Christian Church of Mount Ayr, 1890's.

  • Susannah (WAGGONER) BROWN, a widow, Susannah started the Hickory Grove Church named after the first meeting of the congregation in a grove of hickory trees. Susannah was known as the "mother of the church" which was located eight miles south of Mount Ayr. Susannah was born in Kentucky on May 31, 1807, married William BROWN in 1828, in Washington County, Indiana, and died in November of 1874. She was interred at Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • Reverend William BROWN, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church, Mount Ayr, established a mission church at Eugene in 1875. The evangelistic spirit prompted four young Ringgold County women to dedicate their lives to missionary service: Josephine STHAL who went to Darjeeling, India; Helen GALLOWAY who went to Chung King, China; Lydia WILKINSON who went to Foo Chow, China; and Fannie PERKINS who went to Rangoon, Burma. Rev. BROWN was born December 2, 1836, Monmouth, Illinois, and died January 2, 1910 at Fowlerville, California.

  • Reverend L. H. BUCK, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1957-1964

  • Monsignor James William BULGER of Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy.

  • Father John BURKHEISER of Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy
        Served parishes of Mount Ayr, Kellerton, Grand River and Leon

  • Reverend Charles Hiram BURLEIGH, minister of Caledonia Episcopal Church and Methodist Church, Redding, and Tingley Methodist Church, 1877-78.

  • Reverend J. C. BURNS, Evangelical minster at Ellston, late 1890's

  • Reverend BURR, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1938

  • Reverend Adam BURRIS, minister of Mount Ayr Methodist Church when the first church was built in 1870, first church building in Mount Ayr.

  • Rev. U. F. BURROUGHS, minister at Mount Ayr First Baptit Church, 1947-1953

  • Reverend Keith BURTON, Mount Ayr Assembly of God Church

    Return to Top

    C

  • Rev. W. CABLE, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1912-1914

  • Reverend Frank CALDWELL, (1854-1917), pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1909-13.

  • Reverend William CALDWELL, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

  • Reverend William Monroe CALFEE, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Franklin County, Indianan, April 16, 1825, of pious Baptist parents [William CALFEE (1777-1848)] of Virginia and Indiana. He was converted in his eighteenth year, but afterwards relapsed into sin. In 1845, he was reclaimed; in 1848 removed to Marion County, Indiana, and was licensed to exhort. In 1852, he received a license to preach; moved to Iowa in 1850, and in 1861 entered Western Iowa, now Des Moines Conference, wherein he labored zealously and successfully until his death, January 7, 1868 [with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa]. Mr. CALFEE was a warm-hearted Christian; a ready debater, remarkable for pungent wit and scathing sarcasm; an estraordinary temperance lecturer; but, as a preacher, unrefined, and sometimes even course. Pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1867-1868
    McCLINTOCK, John. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Eccesiastical Literature 1889.

        Life of Minnie May CALFEE, 1942, 1914
          contribution by Gene Dolson

    Civil War Flags.jpg

  • Reverend Dr. Joseph CALHOUN, was born on November 27, 1842, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and died at Burlington Junction, Missouri, on August 6, 1922. Rev. CALHOUN graduated from Westminster College of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania in 1869; and Xenia Seminary of the Unived Presbyterian Church, Xenia, Ohio, on April 23, 1871. He was ordained by the Des Moines Presbytery as the pastor of the United Presbyterian Church, Indianola, Iowa, on November 12, 1873, serving there until December 27, 1896. Rev. CALHOUN assumed the pulpit of the United Presbyterian Church in Mount Ayr, Iowa, on June 15, 1898. He was elected as Moderator of the Synod of Iowa in 1884, and received an Honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from Monmouth College in 1893. Rev. CALHOUN served during the Civil War with Company H of the 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry from August 22, 1862 to May 31, 1865, when he was mustered out of service, Washington, D.C. Rev. CALHOUN was wounded twice: first at Chancellorsville, Virginia in May of 1863; second, at Hatcher's Run on February 5, 1865. Emma "Verona" (CALHOUN) JOHNSTON, Rev. CALHOUN's daughter, was the oldest American until her death December of 2004.

  • Reverend Leslie H. "Les" CALHOUN, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1977-81.

  • Reverend C. C. CALLAHAN, minister of Methodist Church, 1920's, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend Orr CAMPBELL was born near Farmington, Lee County, Iowa, on May 22, 1854, and died at the age of 79 on April 19, 1934. Rev. CAMPBELL was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1872. He was a district missionary to the Baptist churches in southern Iowa for eight years, and was a minster at New Market, Fremont, Hedrick, Greenfield, Cambria, Humeston, and Oskaloosa, Iowa. Rev. CAMPBELL also was a pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church, south of Delphos, Iowa.

  • Reverend Ward Beecher CAMPBELL was born in Athelstan, Iowa, on August 5, 1909. He was ordained as a pastor with the Free Methodist Church in 1951 and served the Free Methodist Church in Mount Ayr for 20 years until retiring in 1974. After beating the odds with a bout of cancer, Rev. CAMPBELL returned to the pulpit and ministered another 30 years. Rev. CAMPBELL died April 26, 2007.

  • Reverend L. B. CARPENTER, minister of Grant Center Church, Diagonal Methodist Church, Knowlton Church, Grove Chapel, and Fairview Church - all at one time, 1894; Kellerton and Leasonville minister, late 1890's.

  • Reverend Alfred A. C. CASEY was born May 27, 1922 and was a Presbyterian minister. Rev. CASEY died October 24, 2007 with services at the Diagonal Cemetery, Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • Reverend J. B. CASH, minister of the Baptist Church of Mount Ayr, early 1900's.

  • Reverend CHALMERS, minister of Methodist Church, Redding.

  • Rev. CHAMBERS, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1882-1884

  • Reverend J. E. M. CHAMBERS, minister of Methodist Church, Middle Fork Church and high school teacher, Redding.

  • Reverend Louie R. CHANNEL, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Rev. Gene CHERRY, pastor of Kellerton Christian Church, 1954-55

  • Father Frank CHIODO of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Father John CIARO of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend J. E. CLARK, Methodist minister of Kellerton, 1920's.

  • Rev. D. B. CLARY, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1864-1865

  • Sister Rosella COCHRAN, missionary to French Equatorial Africa; Missionary Society of Community Bible Church, Redding, was named in her honor

  • Rev. Thomas COENEN, pastored at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mount Ayr, and Immaculate Conception at Maloy

  • Elder J. S. COFFIN, pastor of Kellerton Christian Church, 1906

  • Rev. Rex COLLINS, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1863-1864

  • Father J. J. CONDON, supervised the construction of the 1st Catholic Church, Maloy and served at Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy.

  • Pastor Chris CONKLIN, pastor of First Christian Church of Mount Ayr, 2010

  • Reverend Cloyd H. CONNER, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1916 &1919.

  • Monsignor Paul CONNLLEY of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend Rosa CONROW, pastor of Nazarene Church, Knowlton, circa 1940

  • Father John A. COOK of Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy, Kellerton, & Knowlton, late 1890's

  • Reverend Abe COREY, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1895-95

  • Reverend A. E. CORY, pastor of Tingley's Church of Christ

  • Reverend William J. COULSTON, pastor of the Baptist Church of Mount Ayr, 1920-30's.

  • Reverend Don CRAIG, minister of First Lutheran Church of Mount Ayr, 2010

  • Reverend G. W. CRAMER, minister of Ringgold County, 1920's.

  • Reverend CREWDSON minister of the Church of Christ, Ringgold County, early 1900's.

  • Reverend Carl CRITCHETT (1874-1965), minister of Methodist Church, Redding, 1917; Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend L. S. CROOKS, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1945-1948.

  • Reverend Paul CROUSE, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1947-49.

  • Father M. J. CULHANE of 1st Catholic Church, Maloy & supervised the construction of Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend J. S. BOREMAN, Methodist Episcopal minister at Highland Church, late 1890's.

  • Reverend Stephen L. CULMER, minister in Mount Ayr, late 1880's.

  • Carl H. CUMMINGS, lay minister of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1964-65.

  • Reverend CURTIS, minister of the Methodist Protestant Grant Center Church, 1890's.

    Return to Top

    D

  • Reverend W. DAILY, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Father Donald DALEKE of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend W. W. DANNER, minister at Caledonia Episcopal Church and the Kellerton Methodist Church, 1879-80

  • Reverend William Edwin DARROW, clergyman, was born September 2, 1864 in New York City. Since 1889 he has filled pastorates in various cities in the State of New York; in 1909 - 1912 in Peru, Nebraska; and since 1912 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He has been president of the Young People's Union, and since 1912, president of Murray Baptist Association, Sunday School Association, and the Baptist Young Peoples Union of Iowa. Rev. DARROW was the minister of the First Baptist Church of Mount Ayr in 1915 when the new church was built.

  • Evangelist Mrs. Anna DAVIS of the Evangelical church conducted tent meeting in August at the Luther DENNIS farm in Middle Fork Township during the 1880's. It was said that the singing of hymns during these tent meeting could be heard from two miles away.

  • Reverend J. Stanley DECKER, Methodist minister,1930's.

  • Reverend E. M. DENNIS, Middle Fork Church, 1880's.

  • Rev. H. W. DESHLER, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1874-1875

  • Elder Peter DIBLE , pastor of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Delphos.

  • Reverend W. J. DIEGLEMAN, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Bishop Maurice DIGMAN established a team ministry of three priests to serve combined parishes of St. Patrick's of Grand River which included St. Joseph's Church of Mount Ayr and Immaculate Conception Church of Maloy.

  • Reverend A. O. DILLON, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1932-34.

  • Reverend P. M. DINSMORE, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1919-1920.

  • Reverend B. M. DOBBIN, minister of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1941-43.

  • Reverend Blair E. "Pappy" DOBBINS (1861-1951), Methodist Episcopal minster of Tingley, Iowa, 1930-37. Rev. DOBBINS was interred at Tingley Cemetery.

  • Reverend W. H. DOYLE, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1929 & 1932.

  • Father Thomas DOOLEY served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy and St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Mount Ayr.

  • Reverend J. R. DRAKE, minister of the Missionary Baptist Church of Caledonia, Iowa, was born in 1846, and died January 18, 1897. Rev. DRAKE was interred at Mount Zion Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • Reverend Michael P. DRUHL, pastor of Mount Ayr United Methodist Parrish, 1994-2001

  • Reverend Homer P. DUDLEY, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1898-1900

  • Reverend John D. DULING, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1908-10.

  • Reverend Lyle S. DUNHAM (1903-1991), pastor of Beaconsfield and Kellerton Methodist Churches, 1966-69.

  • Reverend F. B. DUNN, minister of Methodist Church, Redding.

  • Reverend M. B. DUNN, pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend DURFEE, Methodist circuit rider who ministered to Redding, Iowa.

    Return to Top

    E

  • Reverend Arthur M. EASTMAN, minister of Redding Methodist Church, Middle Fork Church and Eureka Methodist Church during early 1900's.

  • Reverend James E. EDDY, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Mount Ayr, 1958.

  • Reverend A. C. EDWARDS, Baptist minister of Mount Ayr. In 1876 Rev. EDWARDS baptized 12 members and the congregation increased to 60 members.

  • Reverend Isaac ELDER minster of Grant Township, Ringgold County, early 1900's.

  • Reverend Charles M. EDMONDSON, pastor of Knowlton Methodist Church circa 1910; pastor of Diagonal's Methodist Epsicopal Church when it was built and cornerstone dedicated on Sunday, July 2, 1911; reassigned to Diagonal M.E. Church, 1912.

  • Reverend O. D. [C. D.?] ELLIOTT, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend S. A. ELLIOTT was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania, on October 21, 1836. He was a pioneer minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, serving Ringgold County, Iowa, for over 55 years. He served as a Methodist circuit rider and often preached at Redding, Iowa. Rev. ELLIOTT died at the home of his son A. W. ELLIOTT of Mount Ayr on October 10, 1926 at the age of 89 years.

  • Simpson ELY, Early evangelist of the Christian Church, Ringgold County.

  • Father Alphonso ERESTAIN of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend Frank W. EVAN, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1898.

  • Reverend J. P. EVANS, minister of the Goshen Methodist Church, Centenary Church, Union Church, and Siloam Church.

  • Reverend Thomas M. EVANS, United Evangelical minister at Delphos, Ringgold City, and Salem Church, late 1890's

  • Reverend Floyd EVERHART, Minister of Church of the Nazarene, Diagonal and Maloy, 1960's

  • Pastor Dean EWING, minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church, 1990's.

  • Reveredn F. W. EWING, minister of Tingley Methodist Church, 1897

    Return to Top

    F

  • Reverend S. FARLOW, minister of Tingley Methodist Church, 1885.

  • Reverend Pam FARREN, United Church of Diagonal, 2000

  • Father (unknown) said the first mass in Ringgold County from the Luke SHAY cabin near Maloy around the year 1855 or 1856. The SHAY parlor served the Irish Catholics in the Maloy vicinity until a chapel was built in 1875.

  • Reverend C. D. FAWCETT, minister of Kellerton Methodist Church, 1884-85

  • Father FEELEY [FEALY] of the Catholic Church, Kellerton, 1880's and St. Mary's Catholic Church, Maloy

  • Elder H. D. FILLMORE, minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church, 1901

  • Reverend FINTEL, pastor of Knowlton Methodist Church, circa 1918.

  • Reverend FISHER, minister of United Brethren Church, Beaconsfield, 1913

  • Reverend Jack FISHER, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1938-41.

  • Reverend Jeff FLAGG, pastor of United Methodist Church, Tingley

  • Reverend James FLANAGAN, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1949

  • Reverend FLEMING, pastor at Redding Palestine Church

  • Reverend Samuel FRY, Jr., pastor of Mount Ayr, Redding and Middle Fork Methodist Churches, late 1980's

  • Reverend William M. FRY, minister at Methodist Church, Redding, 1972 and Middle Fork Church.

  • Sister Reverend Cela Imo (ATWOOD) FUGATE, born January 8, 1909; died December 17, 2003; wife of Harry Edwin FUGATE (1901-1968); both interred Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton IA; pastor of Kellerton Christian Church, 1930's - 1990's

  • Reverend FUNK, pastor of Goshen Baptist Church, south of Delphos, Iowa.

    Return to Top

    G

  • Reverend Allen B. GABLE, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1923.

  • Pastor William GADD (1826-1903) of Ottumwa, organized the Kellerton Christian Church, 1884

  • Reverend J. H. GANDER, supply pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend John J. GARDENIER, minister of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1908-10

  • Reverend W. P. GAUER, minister at Caledonia Methodist Church

  • Sister Hattie I. GEIGER, spiritual leader of Delphos Christian Church. Sister Hattie was born in 1881; died in 1959; interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • Reverend C. P. GERARD, pastor of Mount Ayr Assembly of God Church, 1950's.

  • Minister Wanda (BELVILLE) GERARD, minister of Mount Ayr Assembly of God Church

  • Pastor Bruce GIESE, pastor of Platte Center Faith United Parish and United Church of Diagonal, 2009, 2010; Tingley United Presbyterian Church

  • Reverend James Patterson GIBSON, United Presbyterian minister of Mount Ayr, 1880-90; minister of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1890 to 1895.

  • Reverend Wendi GILLAN, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1995- .

  • Reverend GILLESPIE, pastor of Assembly of God Church, Redding

  • Reverend George GILLETTE, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1906-07

  • Reverend E. F. GILLIS, born June 6, 1867; died July 17, 1912, interment at Tingley Cemetery, Tingley, Ringgold County, Iowa

  • Elder Thomas E. GLENDENNING, substitue minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church, 1901. Rev. Thomas E. GLENGENNING was born in 1886; died 1938; interment Hickory Grove Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • Reverend A. L. GODREY, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1915-1916.

  • Melvin GOELDNER, lay minister of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1943-44.

  • Reverend William GOLDING, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church, south of Delphos, Iowa.

    Civil War Flags.jpg

  • Reverend U. P. GOLLIDAY, D.D. was of Quaker descent and served as pastor at Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1863-1864, 1877-1880. He served with the 34th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. Dr. Rev. GOLLIDAY died at the age of 79 years on January 12, 1890, Bedford, Iowa, where he was interred.

  • Reverend W. W. GORDON, minister of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1916-25.

  • Father Bernard GOTTNER of Leon Regional Team who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend Willis E. GRANT, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1957-59.

  • Reverend Burlin GRAY, minister at Tent Chapel Church of Christ, 2008

  • Reverend J. V. GRAY, pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend Roy GRAY, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

  • Reverend Vincent GRAY, minister of Methodist Church, Redding.

  • Reverend Calvin Lee GREGG, substitute minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1983-1987; minister of Kellerton Assembly of God Church until retirement in 1994

  • Reverend GREEN, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1939

  • Reverend Robert GREEN, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

  • Reverend S. A. GULLY, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1974-1975

  • Reverend Hugh GUY, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1917-18

    Return to Top

    H

  • Alfred M. HAGGARD, Benton Christian Church

  • Reverend G. W. HALL, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1923-25.

  • Reverend J. E. HALL, Evangelical Minister, Wirt [Ellston], Iowa, 1890's.

  • Reverend C. J. HAMILTON, minister of the Baptist Church of Mount Ayr, 1930's.

  • Reverend Arthur A. HAMANN, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1969.

  • Reverend A. HANCOX, Methodist Episcopal minister at Tingley Methodist Church 1892, High Point Church, and Wishard Chapel, late 1890's

  • Reverend W. E. HARDAWAY, came to Mount Ayr in 1907, pastor and leader in the drive to construct the 'new' Methodist Church which was built in 1911 and dedicated on April 28, 1912. Pastor at Mount Ayr Methodist Church 1907-1912.

  • Reverend Douglas P. HARDING, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1986-88; Kellerton Methodist Church; President of Ringgold County Ministerial Association..

  • Reverend Cecil HARDY, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, late 1940's to mid 1950's.

  • Reverend Eldon HARDY, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1968-1970

  • HARLAND, Reverend Ezekial "Dad" first minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1877 - 1880

  • Rev. John HARNED, Beaconsfield M.E. Church, 1912

  • Reverend Francis HARRIS, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend HASTIE, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1945-48

  • Reverend E. A. HASTINGS, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1892-93

  • Reverend Clarejean E. HAURY, minister of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1976.

  • Reverend Charles HAWKINS, Regular Baptist Minister of Mount Ayr.

  • Pastor Rick HAWKINS of the United Methodist Churches of Beaconsfield and Kellerton.

  • Reverend James HAY, Church of Christ minister at Mount Ayr, late 1890's

  • Reverend Charles HAWN, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1954-56.

  • Reverend HAYES, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1875-1876

  • Reverend Milton HENDERSON, associate minister at Methodist Church, Redding, 1982

  • Reverend HENSLEY, Free-Will Baptist minister at Maloy

  • Reverend Thomas D. HERSEY, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1965-66.

  • Reverend Art HILL, minister at Methodist Church, Redding

  • Reverend Benjamin David HIMEBAUGH was born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania on January 16, 1824. He became an ordained minister of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1849, and was an ordained deacon in 1850, Galena, Illinois. Rev. HIMEBAUGH came to Ringgold County in 1872 with his family. Rev. HIMEBAUGH died at the age of 82 years on May 6, 1908, with interment at Diagonal Cemetery, Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa. Pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1872-1873.

  • Pastor Herman HOCHMUTH, first pastor of Assembly of God Church, Redding, 1930's

  • Reverend I. B. HODGSON, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1914

  • Father Larry HOFFMAN of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend Richard T. HOHL, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1958-64.

  • Reverend J. W. HOLLIDAY, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend W. H. HOLLEY, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1907.

  • Reverend Irving B. HOLMAN, minister of Methodist Church, Redding; Middle Fork Church; Tingley M.E. Church, 1912. Rev. HOLMAN was born in 1877, and died in 1963, with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.

  • Reverend F. HOMAN, Methodist Episcopal minister at Benton, Poe Center< Mt. Zion Church, Star Center Church, and Caledonia, late 1890's.

  • Reverend R. HOOD, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1925-1926.

  • Reverend C. HOOVER, minister at Caledonia Episcopal Church

  • Sister Belle HOOVER, spiritual leader of Delphos Christian Church.

  • Reverend B. M. HOPKINS, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1931-32

  • Reverend Lowell HOUTS, pastor of United Baptist-Prebyterian Church, 2006

  • Reverend Orville F. HOWARD (1910-1976), minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend D. I. HOWER, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1925.

  • Reverend A. C. HUCKATHORN, minister at Caledonia Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Reverend C. A. HUGHES, minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church, 1930

  • Reverend Jeremiah T. "Jerry" HUGHES was born September 20, 1843, West Virginia, and died at his home in Conway, Iowa on march 26, 1920. He was ordained a deacon on September 7, 1862, and an elder on September 4. 1864. Rev. HUGHES was appointed to the Harmony (present-day) Conway church in the fall of 1872. He organized Methodist churches at Red Oak, Conway, Mount Ayr, Clarinda, Glenwood, Diagonal, Afton, Arispe, Hopeville, Hillsdale, Blockton, and Bedford, and was a member of the MO-Ark Conference. Rev. HUGHES was also a circuit rider in the Mount Ayr vicinity. Pastor at Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1860-1862.

  • Reverend A. LeRoy HUFF, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1927-28

  • Reverend HULBERT, pastor of Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township

  • Reverend HULL, pastor of Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township

  • Reverend H. HULL, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1885-86.

  • Reverend Kenneth HUNT, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1942-43

  • Reverend C. E. HUNT, Church of Christ minister at Kellerton, late 1890's

  • Reverend Lewis HUNTER, minister of Mount Ayr Free Methodist Church

  • Pastor Charles HUSTED of Kellerton's Assembly of God Church.

    Return to Top

    I

  • Pastor Don IBBOTSON, pastor of Mount Ayr Regular Baptist Church

    Civil War Flags.jpg

  • Reverend David INCHES was born in Balbigee, Scotland on October 18 1834. He came to America with his family at the age of 8 years. During the Civil War, Rev. INCHES was a member of Company C of the 44th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry. He graduated from the Monmouth, Illinois, seminary in 1867 and was ordained as a United Methodist Presbyterian minister in 1869. Rev. INCHES married Harriet J. "Hattie" JOHNSTON in Scotch Grove, Iowa on July 4, 1867. Rev. INCHES pastored at Spring Grove, Illinois from 1869 to 1887; North Bend, Nebraska from 1876 to 1887; worked in Nebraska and South Dakota from 1887 to 1889; and pastored in Redding, Iowa from 1889 to 1894. The family moved to Sterling, Kansas, in 1894. Rev. INCHES became blind in 1903, and died November 10, 1914, Sterling, Kansas, with interment at Sterling. Harriet J. "Hattie" (JOHNSTON) INCHES was born in Steuben County, Indiana on November 4, 1884, and died in Sterling, Kansas, on November 16, 1917. They were the parents of Ida R. (INCHES) HILL STRANEY; Mary Jane "Jennie" INCHES (ca. 1880-1858), unmarried; Etta (INCHES) DERRICKSON (1880-1973); Anna M. "Minnie" (INCHES) JOHNSTON; Evelyn (INCHES) SCHUCK; David Johnston INCHES (died in infancy); Charlotte (INCHES) GILLILAND (1881-1965); John Wallace INCHES (1884-1972; Emma "Myrtle" INCHES (ca. 1890-?); and, Inez M. (INCHES) STACKHOUSE (ca. 1888-?).

  • Pastor Dwight INGRAM, pastor at Kellerton Christian Church, 1990's

    Return to Top

    J

  • Reverend Clifford "Cliff" JACKSON, minister at Hickory Grove Church

  • Reverend E. H. JACKSON, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1937-39

  • Reverend H. T. JACKSON, United Presbyterian minister of Mount Ayr, late 1890's.

  • Reverend M. A. JACKSON, minister of Mount Ayr, 1890's.

    Civil War Flags.jpg

  • Reverend Phillip JACKSON, was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, on July 20, 1840, and resided in Benton Township, Ringgold County, Iowa. He served with Company K of the 30th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. Rev. JACKSON united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1879 and was ordained as a minister in 1875. Rev. JACKSON died in 1917 with interment at Clearfield Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • Reverend Gary JAECKLE of the First Lutheran Church (LCMS), Mount Ayr.

  • Reverend Frank JAMES, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1912

  • Reverend Levi JARVIS, Methodist Episcopal minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Eureka Church, Fry Chapel, and Middle Fork Church. Rev. JARVIS was born July 13, 1853, and died September 27, 1926, near Delphos, Ringgold County, Iowa. He was interred at Diagonal Cemetery. Rev. JARVIS was the husband of Evan Mary V. (LAYTON) JARVIS.

  • Reverend Peter JENSEN, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1944

  • Reverend Dale JESSUP, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

  • Dorothy JESSUP conducted services at the Willow Grove School, Jefferson Township, during the 1930's; missionary.

  • Reverend J. L. JOHNSON, minister of Kellerton Methodist Church, 1881 and Methodist Church, Redding, 1882-1884

  • Reverend J. R. JOHNSON, Church of Christ minister at Benton, Delphos & Redding, late 1890's.

  • Reverend J. W. JOHNSON, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1902-1906.

  • Dr. Jesse JOHNSON, United Presbyterian minister of Mount Ayr, 1930's.

  • Reverend Lloyd JOHNSON, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1975-76.

  • Reverend Ralph F. JOHNSON, interim First Baptist minister at Mount Ayr, 1986 - 1987.

  • Pastor Kathy (FIFER) and Randy JOHNSTON, pastors of the Bank of Christ Church, Kellerton, formerly the Kellerton Christian Church.

  • Elder Kinder JOHNSTON , pastor of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Delphos, and president of the Iowa Seventh Day Adventist Conference.

  • Rev. JONES, pastor at Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township

  • G. August JONES, writer and evangelist from Lincoln, Nebraska, held a successful revival at Middle Fork Methodist Church, 1903.

  • Reverend Martin E. JONES, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend O.L. JONES,pastor of Kellerton Methodist Church, 1939

  • Reverend T. H. JONES, Baptist minister at Oakland Church, late 1890's.

    Return to Top

    K

  • Reverend Ed KAIL, minister of Mount Ayr United Methodist Church, 1980's

  • Reverend E. L. KARSTAEDT, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1915-16

  • Reverend Charles KAUFFMAN, pastor of Free Methodist Church, Mount Ayr

  • Reverend K. W. KELLY, pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend Thomas G. KELLY, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1930

  • Reverend KERN, Methodist circuit rider who ministered to Redding, Iowa, 1874.

  • Reverend Father James KIERNAN Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy, and the Catholic Church, Mount Ayr.

  • Reverend Theodore KIES, Jr., pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1920 & 1922, and Tingley Methodist Church 1921.

  • Reverend S. C. KINCHELOE, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1914

  • Reverend E. H. KING, first pastor of the Goshen Methodist Episcopal Church, Diagonal

  • Rev. E. M. KING, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1868-1869

  • Elder Fred KINSEY, pastor of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Delphos, and secretary of Iowa State Seventh Day Adventist Conference.

  • Reverend Philip L. KINTON was born May 2, 1933. He was the pastor of the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr for over 20 years, served at the district president of Southwest Iowa Disciples of Christ, and was a member of Ringgold County Ministerial Association. Rev. KINTON was residing in Ellston at the time of his death at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 10, 1999.

  • Reverend L. M. KIRBY, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1939.

  • Reverend Jay KIRKENDALL, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1921-1928

  • Pastor Leonard KITSON, pastor of Delphos Seventh-Day Adventist Church, late 1980's.

  • Reverend KLINE, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1922

  • Reverend Paul KNESS of Mount Ayr's First Baptist Church, 1970's.

  • Reverend KNOWLES of Kellerton, early 1900's.

  • Reverend Alfred KNOLL, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1907

  • Reverend Charles KNOLL, minister of Methodist Church, Redding, 1899; Middle Fork Church; Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church 1912; pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1909-13.

  • Reverend T. M. KNOX, United Presbyterian minister at Redding, late 1890's.

  • Reverend KRATZER, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1933-35

  • Reverend J. C. KRIEG, United Brethren minister at Benton, Star Center Church, Knowlton, and Liberty Center, late 1890's.

    Return to Top

    L

  • Reverend R. E. LACKY, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1917-1918.

  • Reverend Alvin LAMOREAUX, of Mount Ayr.

  • Reverend Carmen LAMPE-ZEITLER, minister of the United Baptist-Presbyterian Church of Mount Ayr.

  • Reverend Clarence H. LANDIS, minister at Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend Oliver LARKIN, associate minister at Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend C. B. LARRABEE, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend W. H. LARRICK, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1899-1903.

  • Reverend John M. LATTA, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend LAYTON, Monroe Township, Ringgold County, Iowa, 1880's.

  • Reverend LEDGERWOOD, Campbellite Baptist minister at Maloy

  • Reverend W. M. LEISER, minister at Caledonia Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Pastor Keith LESS, pastor of First Lutheran Church, Mount Ayr, late 1980's.

  • Reverend John A. LIPPINCOTT, minister at Caledonia Methodist Church; Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1950's and 1960's

  • Brother E. E. LISTER, pastor of Kellerton Christian Church, circa 1928

  • Rev. Frank S. LOCKE, early Ringgold County church founder, pastor of United Evangelical Congregation of Ringgold City

  • Father Thomas LOFTUS of Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend A. C. LONG, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1933-34.

  • Reverend D. B. LONG, minster of the United Brethren Church, Ellston, Iowa, 1880's.

  • Father John LORENZ of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend LOVEJOY, Methodist circuit rider who ministered to Redding, Iowa, late 1870's.

  • Reverend LOVELACE, pastor at Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township

  • Reverend LOVELAND, minister of the Palestine Church, Redding, Iowa, 1890's.

  • Reverend J. P. LUCAS, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1908-10

  • Reverend J. M. LOWE, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1925

  • Reverend V. L. LUCE, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1950

  • Reverend Arlyn LUNDSTROM, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1983-1987

    Return to Top

    M

  • Reverend R. W. MACK, Wesleyan Methodist minister at Beaconsfield, late 1890's.

  • Pastor Michael MADDY, pastor of United Baptist-Presbyterian Church, Highway 169, Mount Ayr

  • Reverend D. S. MAIN, minister of Kellerton Methodist Church, 1883 and Tingley Methodist Church, 1884.

  • Reverend Sheridan MALLOTT, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1969-73.

  • Father Terence J. MALLOY of Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend Father Henry V. MALONE, was born November 22, 1862, Winterset, Iowa, the son of Edward and Catherine (HOY) MALONE. Served at Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

    His biography is included in Ringgold County's biography sketches.

  • Reverend W. F. MARK was born in Ross County, Ohio, circa 1831. Upon coming to Iowa, Rev. MARK associated with the Des Moines Conference and was the Methodist Episcopal pastor at Redding and Kellerton Methodist ChurchKellerton in 1887. Rev. MARK died at the age of 70 years on January 19, 1902, Kellerton, Iowa.

  • Reverend C. H. MARPLE, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend C. C. MARRIOT, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Reverend Wendell MARSHALL, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1941-43.

  • Reverend Dennis MARTIN, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1976-1978

  • Reverend Robert MARTIN, pastor of Benton & Tingley United Methodist Churches, 1950's

  • Rev. Dr. William C. MARTIN, Methodist Episcopal minister Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1895-1898

  • Elder J. P. MARTINDALE, of the Christian Church, Mount Ayr, 1888

  • Reverend James E. MATHENY, was a minister at Fairview Methodist Episcopal Church, Diagonal during the 1930's. He was married September 18, 1880 to Ida May HOLLOWAY in Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa. Rev. and Ida MATHANEY were the parents for three daughters, Beulah, Bessie or Bettie, and Mildred.

  • Reverend R. W. MATHENY, Methodist Epsicopal minister of Caledonia Methodist Episcopal Church, 1890's.

  • Reverend Samuel N. MATHENY, born February 9, 1828, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Tingley Methodist Church, 1881-82.

  • Reverend Robert MATTSON, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1929-31

  • Reverend C. H. MATTOX minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1891-92

  • Reverend Tim MAXA, minister of the United Methodist Church of Mount Ayr.

  • Reverend James MAXWELL, pastor of Community Bible Church, Redding

  • Pastor Luther MAY , pastor and formal organizer of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Delphos.

  • Pastor F. L. McATEE, pastor of Assembly of God Church, Redding

  • Reverend Larry McATEE, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1971, 1981-1982

  • Reverend Thomas McCAGUE, United Presbyterian minister of Mount Ayr, 1890's.

  • Reverend F. C. McCALLON, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1955-59

  • Reverend A. J. McCONNELL, minister of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1938-41.

  • Reverend Tom McCORMICK, minister of Christian Church, Diagonal.

  • Reverend J. W. McCURDY, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church

  • Father Joseph McDONNELL of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend V. L. McELNEY, pastor of Middle Fork Church & Methodist Church, Redding Methodist Church

  • Father James McILHON of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend William T. "Bill" McFARLAND, Methodist Episcopal minster of Benton, was born July 29, 1853, and died February 2, 1935, with interment at Benton Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa. Rev. McFARLAND conducted a six-week revival in the spring of 1886 for the founding congregation of the Middle Fork Methodist Episcopal Church. It was said that Rev. McFARLAND saved more than 100 souls.

  • Father Placidus McKEEVER, Benedictine Father at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Maloy 1874-75

  • Reverend M. O. McKENZIE, pastor of Clearfield Methodist Church

  • Reverend W. C. McKINLEY, minster of the Kellerton Methodist Church, 1920's.

  • Reverend C. G. McKNIGHT, minster of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1926-29.

  • Father Michael McLAUGHLIN of Leon Regional Team who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend McNAUGHTON, Ringgold County, 1920's.

  • Reverend Steve MELBY, United Methodist minster of Ringgold County.

  • Reverend Edwin S. MENOHER, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1904-06 and Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1928-1933

  • Reverend S. A. McELHINEY, of Bedford, Iowa, established the Presbyterian Church in Mount Ayr, 1867.

  • Reverend William "Old Bill" McFARLAND, Baptist minister at Maloy

  • Elder McLEOD , pastor of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Delphos, and Iowa State Seventh Day Adventist Conference treasurer.

  • Reverend Jack MERRIT, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Reverend Dwight MESSENGER, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1960-62

  • Reverend B. F. MILLER, Methodist Episcopal minister at Diagonal, Knowlton, Grant Center Church, and Fairview Church, late 1890's.

  • Reverend Jacob MILLER, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1880-1881

  • Reverend M. E. MILLER, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1872-1873, and the Methodist Episcopal Church of Tingley, 1880-90's.

  • Reverend William T. MILLER, pastor of Methodist Church at Kellerton and Beaconsfield, 1952-55.

  • Reverend I. R. MILLS, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1942.

  • Reverend G. W. MILLS of Beaconsfield, early 1900's.

  • Reverend Alfred B. MINBZ, pastor of the Methodist Church, Riley Township of Ringgold County, 1900's.

  • Reverend MITCHELL, pastor of Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township

  • Reverend George E. MITCHELL, Methodist Episcopal minister of Tingley Methodist Church, 1885, Redding, Middle Fork Church and of Ringgold County, 1890's.

  • Reverend S. W. MITCHELL, minister at Caledonia Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Reverend A. M. MOLESWORTH, minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Kellerton, 1890's.

  • Rev. MOORE, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1881-1882

  • Reverend Norman MOORE, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1964.

  • Reverend William H. MOREHOUSE, minister at Caledonia Methodist Church

  • Reverend J. S. MORROW, minister at Caledonia Episcopal Church, 1872

  • Reverend Clyde E. MOSHER, pastor of First Christian Church of Mount Ayr, 1950's

  • Father T. J. MULLEN, first resident pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend MUNSON, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1976

  • Brother J. G. MYERS, pastor of Kellerton Christian Church, 1941

  • Reverend Orvil F. MYERS, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1920.

    Return to Top

    N

  • Reverend M. J. NASH, pastor of Beaconsfield and Kellerton Methodist Churches, 1955-58.

  • Reverend Dennis NEAL, minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church, 1960's through 1980's.

  • Reverend George V. NEAL Jr., pastor of Community Bible Church, Redding. Rev. Neal was born June 21, 1929, the son of George V. NEAL Sr. and Mae (HORTON) NEAL, Sarpy County, Nebraska; and passed away on January 12, 2009, Clarke County Hospital, Osceola, Iowa, of Parkinson's and related diseases. Rev. Neal accepted Christ as his Savior December 14, 1947, and was ordained as a minister on May 18, 1951. Rev. NEAL was interred at Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Iowa.

  • Reverend Julius NELSON, Baptist minister of Mount Ayr, early 1900's.

  • Reverend K. E. NESBIT, pastor of Methodist Espicopal Church, Ellston, 1926

  • Pastor David NETTLETON, pastor of Regular Baptist Church of Mount Ayr, early 1970's.

  • Reverend Miss Alta NICHOL, minister at Ellston Methodist Church, circa 1920's.

  • Reverend Jerry NICHOLS, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1966-68.

  • Reverend Marion NILSON, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1926

  • Reverend NINE, pastor at Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township

  • Reverend George NIXON, from Afton, pastor of High Point Episcopal Church and Tingley Methodist Church, 1879-80.

  • Reverend Norman NOBLE, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church. Rev. NOBLE came to the Delphos 1st Baptist Church in 1959. He remained pastor of the church with the exception of two or three years when he was a pastor in Bethany, Missouri.

    Civil War Flags.jpg

  • Reverend George W. NORRIS, minister of Methodist Church, Redding, 1890's. Rev. NORRIS was born in 1844, and died in 1917. He was interred beside his wife, Hatte A. (1844-1924), Redding Cemetery, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa. Rev. NORRIS was a Civil War Veteran.

  • Reverend Matthew NOVOTNY, Regular Baptist minister of Mount Ayr.

  • Rev. George Winfield NORRIS, Redding Methodist minister, circa 1880's.

  • Reverend Vernon NORRIS, minister of Kellerton Christian Church, 1956.

  • Reverend Charles L. NYE, minister of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1893-1895

    Return to Top

    O

  • Father Jerry O'CONNER of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend I. M. O'FLYNG, born 1830; entered Des Moines Methodist Episcopal Conference in 1868; died 1916; married Rachel TAYLOR, born November 8, 1837; died July 1, 1898. Both Rev. I. M. and Rachel were interred at Diagonal Cemetery.

  • Father Michael O'MEARA of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend Brian OLIVER United Methodist minster of Mount Ayr and Tingley.

  • Reverend Haddon OSBORN, minister Middle Fork Township

  • Reverend E. B. OSBORNE, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Reverend Marvin G. OSSMAN, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend Robert OSTRANDER, pastor of Community Bible Church, Redding

  • Reverend OTIS, pastor of Goshen Baptist Church, south of Delphos, Iowa.

  • Reverend Silas OVERHOLSER, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

  • Reverend Wayne OVERHOLSER, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

  • Reverend Frank OVILT, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1904-05

    Return to Top

    P

  • Reverend Peter PARKER, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1915.

  • Reverend W. F. PARKS, pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend Robert PAXTON of Beaconsfield, 1880's.

  • Reverend Donald PAYNE, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1964

  • Reverend C. W. PEERE, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Tingley Methodist Church 1921-22.

  • Reverend George PENNINGTON, minister at Caledonia Methodist Church & Mount Ayr Methodist Church, early 1950's.

  • Brother PERKINS, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1971

  • Reverend S. C. PICKEN, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1943-1944.

  • Sister Bernadine Elizabeth PIEPER of Leon Regional Team who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend C. E. PILE, minister of Christian Church of Tingley

  • Father David POLICH, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mount Ayr, and Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy, late 1980's; St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mount Ayr, 2013.

  • Reverend C. A. POLLOCK, minister of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1911-15.

  • Reverend C. W. POOR, pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend Lynn POTTER, minister at Methodist Church, Blockton, Mount Ayr, Redding, 1982.

  • Father Henri POUGET of Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend PRATHER, Methodist minister of Clearfield, early 1900's.

  • Dr. PRENTIS, pastor of Delphos Christian Church.

  • Reverend David PRESSLEY, first Presbyterian minister at Mount Ayr, 1862.

  • Reverend George T. PREWITT Baptist minister at Maloy in 1908

  • Reverend C. W. PROCTOR, pastor of Diagonal Methodist Church

  • Reverend Edward PRUITT, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

    Q

  • Reverend QUILLEN, minster Middle Fork Township

    Return to Top

    R

  • Reverend William W. RAMSEY, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1892-1893

  • Reverend Theodore J. REAM, Methodist minister of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1904-1906

  • Reverend J. H. REDFORD, Methodist Episcopal minister of Mount Ayr, early 1900's.

  • Reverend Harold Alton REEL, died in July of 1986, Christian Church minister at Mount Ayr, Tingley, and Diagonal

  • Reverend T. S. RHOADES, minister at Caledonia Church, Fry Chapel, Benton, Mt. Zion, and Mount Ayr, 1920-30's.

  • Reverend H. M. J. RICHARDS, Seventh-Day Adventist minister at Benton, late 1890's.

  • Reverend Richard T. RICHARDS, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1944-47.

  • Reverend Robert RICHARDS, minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church, 1950's and 1960's

  • Reverend RICHARDSON, Methodist Episcopal minister of Ringgold County, 1890's.

  • Reverend Allen RICKS, associate minister at Methodist Church, Redding

  • Reverend Ezekiel R. RIGGS, Methodist minster of Mount Ayr, 1890's. Rev. RIGGS was born in 1826, and died on November 9, 1907, with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.

  • Reverend William G. RIHELDAFFER, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1892-1893

  • Reverend Orville C. RINEHART, pastor of 1st Baptist Church, Mount Ayr, 1956-early 1960's

  • Reverend G. N. RINGLER, Baptist minister at Knowlton, 1895

  • Reverend George T. ROBERTS, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverebd Ida I. ROBERTS, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1935.

  • Reverend Terry ROBERTS, hospice chaplain of Mount Ayr and Central Iowa; pastor of Kellerton Christian Church.

  • Pastor Doug ROHRER of Mount Ayr Assembly of God Church, 2010

  • Presiding Elder Rob ROLFE of Community of Christ Church, formerly RLDS Church, Mount Ayr.

  • Reverend I. B. RUFFNER, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1940-41.

  • Pastor Skip RUSHING, ministor of Mount Ayr Larger Parish United Methodist Churhes at Redding, Mount Ayr, and Middle Fork United Methodist Church, 2010.

  • Reverend Alan RUSK, minister of the First Christian Church of Mount Ayr.

    Return to Top

    S

  • Reverend Walter SAMP, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1960.

  • Reverend Frank SAVILLE, pastor of Mount Ayr, eary 1900's.

  • Reverend J. A. SAVILLE, supply pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend SCHULL, pastor of Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township

  • Reverend Mr. SCHROBER, a Methodist preacher, also served as the superintendent of Sunday School, preaching the first sermon in the newly founded county seat of Mount Ayr in 1856.

  • Frank SCONCE, spiritual leader of Delphos Christian Church.

  • Reverend SEIMILLER, near Blockton, Ringgold County, Iowa, 1880's.

  • Reverend W. T. SELBY, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend D. F. SELLARDS, Church of Christ minister, born in Mount Ayr

  • Reverend Leslie SELLERS, pastor of Free Methodist Church of Mount Ayr, 1970's.

  • Reverend B. W. SHAFER, supply pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend L. B. SHANNON, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1929-1930.

  • Reverend C. SHAW, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1919-21

  • Reverend Lloyd E. SHAW, pastor of United Presbyterian Church, Mount Ayr, Ordained July 26, 1955

  • Reverend S. P. SHAW, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church and Mount Ayr Baptist Church, late 1890's.

  • Pastor Zelma A. SHAW, last pastor of Redding Assembly of God Church, 1975; pastor of Kellerton Assembly of God Church, 1975. Zelma and her husband John H. SHAW were interred at Leon Cemetery, Decatur County, Iowa.

  • Reverend Fred SHELDON, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Tingley Methodist Church, 1889-91 and and Mount Ayr, 1880-90's.

  • Mrs. George SHEPHERD, evangelist of Assembly of God Church

  • Father B. J. SHERIDAN of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Maloy

  • Reverend Thomas SHERRILL. one of the pioneers of Ringgold County, was born near Indianapolis, Indiana, and settled in Rice Township in 1855, and died in 1904, Ellinsville, North Dakota. He was a Baptist minister. Rev. SHERRILL was interred at Benton Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • Reverend Jesse SHERWOOD, first minister to preach in Ringgold County, 1856 from the TALLEY log cabin, the beginnings of the Bethel Church. Public services for all denominations were held in Ringgold County's first courthouse, which was a log cabin. Later, when the frame court house was built on the east side of the square in Mount Ayr, church services were conducted on the second floor of the court house.

  • Pastor Barton SHIELDS, minister of Kellerton Assembly of God Church, 2010

  • Reverend Edward SHIELDS, minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church; ordained November 17, 2002

  • Rev. B. SHINN, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1858-1860

  • Reverend Raymond M. SHIPMAN, a Methodist minister occupied a pastorate at Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1914-1917

  • Reverend Robert SHREVE, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1971-74.

  • Reverend Donald E. SKILES was born April 22, 1904, Browning Township of Schuyler County, Illinois. He was an ordained Assemblies of God pastor, and worked as an evangelist, hospital chaplain, and nursing home chaplain. He pastored the Assembly of God Church in Mount Ayr, Chariton, Conrad, Grinnell, and Pleasant Hill of Ringgold County, Iowa, and preached regular radio broadcasts from Marshalltown, Iowa. Rev. SKILES died at the age of 95 years in Colchester, Illinois, on November 29, 1999 at the Argyle Lake Nursing Center.

  • Reverend Jas. K. SKWAR, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Reverend SLATTERY, assumed pastorate of United Brethren Church of Maloy on November 20, 1895.

  • Reverend J. G. SLICK, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1940-41

  • Reverend SMITH, pastor of Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township

  • Assistant Elder Alan SMITH of Community of Christ Church, formerly RLDS Church, Mount Ayr.

  • Reverend SMITH, son of Joseph SMITH, Morman minister, Ringgold County, Iowa, 1880's.

  • Reverend B. H. SMITH, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1913

  • Reverend Ira C. SMITH, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1911

  • Reverend W. Harold SMITH, pastor of the Church of Christ, Mount Ayr, 1920-30's.

  • Reverend Mel SMITH, pastor of the Christian Church of Blockton, Iowa.

  • Reverend Samuel SMITH was born November 10, 1816, in County Wicklow, Delganey, Parish of Shehana, Ireland. He came to Canada with his family at the age of three years. In 1836, Rev. SMITH joined the Methodist Episcopal church, then united with the Methodist Protestant Church, being ordained in 1841. Rev. SMITH moved to Sangamon County, Illinois in 1849 where he served as a circuit rider. Rev. SMITH and his family moved to Buchanan County, Iowa, in 1857, then moved to Monroe Township of Ringgold County in 1876. Rev. SMITH is credited as being the founder of the Beaconsfield Methodist Church.

  • Reverend W. C. SMITH, minister of Goshen Methodist Church Methodist Episcopal Church; led the move of the Goshen Church to Diagonal, 1890; pastor of Tingley Methodist Church1893-97 andBeaconsfield Methodist Church, 1909.

  • Reverend W. T. SMITH, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, which was constructed in 1871.

  • Reverend C. J. SOEBURG or SOLEBURG, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1927.

  • Rev. E. E. SPOONER, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1858-1860

  • Reverend A. C. STARK, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1935-38.

  • Sister Fannie STEDMAN, soloist of Delphos Christian Church.

  • Reverend Edie STEPHENS, minister of the United Church of Diagonal and Christian Church of Tingley.

  • Reverend Sydney E. STERRITT, minister at Methodist Church, Redding

  • Reverend A. C. STEWART, minister of Christian Church of Tingley, 1917

  • Reverend Ernest B. STEWART, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend Walter J. STEWART, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1907-1914.

  • Reverend Gordon STOKKE, minister of Mount Ayr United Presyterian Church, 1962 & Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1965-68.

  • Reverend George STONE, Church of Christ minister, Mount Ayr, 1882-1884.

  • Reverend S. G. STERRETT, pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend STREYHELER, minister of the Salem Evangelical Church of near Kellerton, 1920's.

  • Reverend H. M. STRONG, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1913.

  • Reverend C. W. STUART, Methodist Episcopal minister of Goshen, 1890's.

  • Reverend Dan STUCKY, first pastor of Community Bible Church, Redding, 1955

  • Revered B. D. SUTTON, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1918.

  • Reverend L. C. SWAN, pastor of the Church of Christ, Mount Ayr, early 1890's. Rev. SWAN moved to Thayer, Kansas.

  • Reverend Eddie SWEETEN, minister of Pleasant Hill Assembly of God Church, Middle Fork Township, 1972-1973

  • Reverend Jerrold W. SWINTON, minister at Caledonia Methodist Church, Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church

    Return to Top

    T

  • Reverend A. E. TALLEY, Methodist Episcopal minister at Beaconsfield, late 1890's.

  • Reverend Melvin Roy TALLEY, Methodist minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1906 and Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1933-1935. Rev. TALLEY was born in 1875, and died in 1961, with interment at Bethel Cemetery near Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa, beside his wife, Lulu (1860-1963).

  • Reverend C. W. TARR, minister of United Presbyterian Church, Redding, 1921-1922.

  • Reverend T. C. TEAS, minister at Caledonia Episcopal Church

  • Brother Emmanuel TECH-GIL of Leon Region who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend James Harvey TEDFORD was born in Putnam County, Indiana, on March 4, 1833. He studied three years at the United Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Xenia, Ohio and was ordained. He came to Iowa in 1879 and was the United Presbyterian minister of Mount Ayr. In July of 1886 Rev. TEDFORD purchased the Ringgold County Republican and ran the Ringgold Record newspaper for several years. Rev. TEDFORD died September 13, 1924, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • William M. "Bill" TEMPLE, Jr., Pastor of Christian Church, Kellerton

  • Sister Mrs. Nancy (LONG) TENNANT, spiritual leader of Delphos Christian Church.

  • Rev. R. J. TENNANT, Ellston M.E. Church, 1912

  • Reverend TETWILER, pastor at Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township

  • Reverend Hiram THARP, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Reverend C. L. THOMAS, pastor of Tingley Methodist Church 1926-28 and Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1936-37.

  • Reverend E. A. THOMAS, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1926.

  • Reverend J. P. THOMAS, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Pastor Max THOMAS , pastor of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Delphos.

  • Pastor Robin THOMAS, Beaconsfield United Methodist Church, 2012

  • Reverend Susan A. THOMAS, United Methodist minster of Mount Ayr, Middle Fork & Redding.

  • Reverend E. F. THOMPSON, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Reverend G. N. THOMPSON, minister of Ringgold Chapel, 1890's.

  • Reverend D. W. THOMPSON, minister of the Presbyertian Church of Diagonal, 1920's.

  • Reverend William B. THOMPSON, Methodist Episcopal minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1883, Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1887-1892 and Caledonia Methodist Episcopal Church, 1890's.

  • Reverend W. E. THOMPSON, minister in Mount Ayr, 1890.

  • Reverend W. L. THORNBURG, minister of the United Presbyterian Church of Mount Ayr, 1920's, was born in 1833, and died November 6, 1911, interment at Rose Hill Cemtery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.

  • Reverend J. S. THROCKMORTON, minister at Kellerton Methodist Church, 1882

  • Reverend Ralph W. TIDRICK, native of Mount Ayr, Presbyterian missionary to Boleib Hill, Sobat River, Egypt; killed by a lion May, 1914.

  • Reverend C. TILBURY was born in Crawford County, Ohio. He moved to Michigan, then came to Iowa in 1879. Rev. C. TILBURY organized a Baptist Church in Ringgold County and the Clearfield Baptist Church in in 1880. Rev. TILBURY also pastored at the Goshen Baptist Church south of Delphos, Iowa. The Mount Ayr Baptist Church was constructed in 1871/72 during Rev. TILBURY's pastorate. He is included in the MOFFATT family pages.

  • Reverend W. L. TORRENCE, minister of the United Presbyterian Church of Mount Ayr, 1920's.

  • Reverend Fred TRIMBLE, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

  • Reverend Elmer TRULLINGER died at age 55 on July 20, 1938, with interment at Middle Fork Cemtery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • Reverend J. D. TURNER, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1921.

    Return to Top

    U

  • Reverend Frank ULLERY, minister at Caledonia Methodist Episcopal Church

    V

  • Rev. J. G. VANATTA, Benton M.E. Church, 1912 and Caledonia Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Elder H. E. Van HORNE, Christian paster of Maloy, 1899

  • Reverend A. D. VEACTH, minister of Christian Church of Tingley

  • Reverend Peter V. D. VEDDER, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1900-1904

  • Reverend Philip J. VOLLMER, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Goshen, 1880's and Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1884-1887. Rev. VOLLMER was born in 1845, and died August 15, 1924, with interment at Corydon Cemetery, Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa.

    Return to Top

    W

  • Reverend Miss WALDEN, pastor of Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township

  • Father Charles WALDRON of Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

  • Reverend WALKER, minister of the Goshen Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Rev. E. M. WALKER, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1868-1869

  • Reverend WALLACE, United Brethren Church of Maloy until November of 1895

  • Dr. Benjamin WARING, medical doctor, teacher, and Baptist minister at Maloy

  • Rev. WARMAN, minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church, 1939

  • Reverend W. H. WARRIOR, minister of Methodist Church, Redding, 1934, and Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend Ferd WATKINS, minister of Hickory Grove Advent Church, late 1880's

  • Rev. C. A. B. WATSON, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1867-1868

  • Reverend Charles WATSON minster of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Ringgold County, 1880-90's and Caledonia Episcopal Church

  • Minne N. WAUGH (1866-1940), Sunday School teacher at Middle Fork Methodist Church

  • Reverend William James WEBER, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1949-52.

  • Pastor WEDDLE, pastor of Redding Assembly of God Church

  • Reverend Arthur R. WEED, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1942-52.

  • Reverend WEEDE, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Tingley in the 1950's.

  • Reverend Charles WEIMAN, minister of Mount Ayr Free Methodist Church.

  • Reverend C. E. WELLS, pastor of the Christian Church of Mount Ayr, 1890's - early 1900's.

  • Rev. Victor WEST, Kellerton M.E. Church, 1912

  • Reverend J. C. WHITE, pastor of United Presbyterian Church, Eugene, circa early 1880's & Tingley Presbyterian Church, 1883-84.

  • Reverend Fred WHITE, pastor of Delphos 1st Baptist Church.

  • Reverend Father John C. WHITE, of Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy, Kellerton, Diagonal, and Mount Ayr

  • Reverend A. B. WHITMER, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1906-1907

  • Reverend Weldon A. WHITENACK, minister of Redding Methodist Church, 1952; Middle Fork Church; Diagonal Methodist Church.

  • Reverend M. D. WICHARD, minister at Caledonia Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Reverend Ambrose S. WIGHT, Presbyterian minister at Mount Ayr, 1890.

  • Reverend Ellis WILEY, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

  • Reverend B. A. WILKERSON minister of Kellerton Christian Church, 1880-90's.

  • John W. WILKERSON, educator and Presbyterian minister.

  • Reverend Charles C. WILKINS, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend I. G. WILKINS, pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend Irvin G. WILKINS, minister of Methodist Church, Redding. Rev. WILKINS was born in 1911, and died in 1985, with interment at Tingley Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • Reverend James WILKINS (1887-1974), pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1930.

  • Reverend Merlin WILKINS, minister of the Christian Church of Tingley and United Methodist minister of Redding, and Kellerton Christian Church. Rev. WILKINS also taught for many years at Mount Ayr Community High School.

  • Reverend E. E. WILLEY, minister of Kellerton Methodist Church, 1886

  • Father WILLIAMS of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Maloy

  • Reverend WILLIAMS who later became the chaplain of Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War.

  • Reverend E. C. WILLIAMS, pastor of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1960-64.

  • Reverend J. E. WILLIAMS, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1917.

  • Rev. Oliver WILLIAMS, pastor of Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1860-1862

  • Reverend Ross WILLIAMS, pastor of the Church of Christ of Mount Ayr, 1920's.

  • Reverend Virgil WILLIAMS, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1935.

  • Reverend W. C. WILLIAMS, of Lorimor, Iowa, preached a sermon in the timber, Jefferson Township of Ringgold County, in 1853. It is believed that this was the first religious gathering in Ringgold County.

  • Reverend John WILLIAMSON, United Presbyterian minister of Tingley Presbyterian Church, lated 1890's.

  • Reverend William WILLIAMS, Adventist minister at Hickory Grove Church, late 1890's.

  • Reverend Patrick WILLIAMSON Assembly of God minister, Mount Ayr, 2000.

  • Reverend Samuel P. WILLIAMSON minister of the Christian Church, Ringgold County and Mount Ayr, conducted over 1,011 funerals during his service from the pulpit.

  • Reverend Charles M. WILSON, minister of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1951-56.

  • Rev. David C. WILSON, United Presbyterian minister at Eugene, then at Tingley Presbyterian Church, 1868.

  • Reverend Hugh Porter WILSON, pastor of Mount Ayr Presbyterian Church, 1876

  • Reverend I. A. WILSON, pastor at Paletine United Brethren Church, Middle Fork Township, circa 1890's

  • Reverend WINSLOW, Ringgold County, 1920's.

  • Father Glen WILWERDING, pastor of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church of Mount Ayr

  • Reverend George C. WISE, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1952-53.

  • Reverend James B. WISHARD, retired circuit minister and instrumental in the establishment of Wishard Chapel of Ringgold County. Rev. WISHARD was born November 20, 1800, in West Virginia. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1825 and was ordained in 1855 and served as minister for the Mount Ayr Church. Rev. WISHARD died on March 26, 1891, Mount Ayr, and was interred at Rose Hill Cemetery.

  • Reverend WITHERS, minister of Methodist Church of Redding; died in Ringgold County, 1886, and was interred in Albia, Iowa.

  • Reverend L. G. WOLFE, pastor of the Methodist Church of Ellston, 1930's.

  • Reverend C. E. WOOD, minister of Methodist Church, Redding and Middle Fork Church.

  • Reverend E. P. WOOD, United Presbyterian minister of Mount Ayr, 1880's.

  • Reverend George W. WOOD, minister of Methodist Church, Redding. Rev. WOOD was born June 28, 1880, and died in Mount Ayr, Iowa, on January 11, 1953. He was interred beside his wife, Minnie (SHAWLER) WOOD (1880-1969), Clearfield Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

  • Reverend L. H. WOOD minister of Ringgold County, 1890's.

  • Reverend W. R. WOOD, pastor of Middle Fork Church

  • Reverend Clarence W. WOOLARD, minister at Caledonia Methodist Church & Mount Ayr Methodist Church, 1950's

  • Reverend W. O. [W. D.?] WOOLEVER, pastor of Middle Fork Chapel, early 1900's; also an outstanding musician.

  • Reverend Mark D. WORLEY, minister of Tingley United Presbyterian Church, 1976-82.

  • Reverend J. V. WRIGHT, left Mount Ayr in 1914

  • Reverend E. J. WRIGHT, minister of Christian Church of Tingley

  • Reverend J. WRITH, Christian Church minster of Tingley, Iowa, 1880-90's.

  • Reverend Lynn WYATT, pastor of Beaconsfield Methodist Church, 1992-95.

  • Reverend WYCOFF, Methodist circuit rider who ministered to Redding, Iowa.

    Return to Top

    Y

  • Reverend R. R. YELLAND, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1911.

  • Reverend C. R. YOUNG, minister of Tingley Methodist Church 1924-25.

  • Reverend YOUTSLER, minister of Presbyterian Church, Diagonal.

    Z

  • Reverend Walter ZARR (1931-1986), United Methodist Church Minister of Kellerton, Grand River, and Beaconsfield, 1973-86

  • Father John ZEITLER of Leon Regional Team who served Immaculate Conception Church, Maloy

    Civil War Flags.jpg

  • Reverend Samuel Miller ZIKE was born December 5, 1863 in Indiana, and died June 25, 1938, with interment at Benton Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa, beside his wife Bertha Ann (OSTRANDER) ZIKE (1864-1956). Rev. ZIKE was a Civil War Veteran. Rev. Zike was the United Brethren minister at Beaconsfield in the late 1890's.

    Return to Top

    SOURCES:
    PARKER, Jessie M., State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Iowa Writers' Program. Ringgold County History, Iowa. Ringgold County Superintendent of Schools. Mount Ayr, Iowa. 1942.

    MITCHELL, S. H. Historical Sketches of Iowa Baptists

    MARTIN, Rev. Dr. W. C. "Extensive Religious Interests" Twice-A-Week News Mount Ayr, IA. circa 1897.

    TERRY, Jack R. A Centennial History of Mount Ayr, Iowa: 1875 - 1975 Mount Ayr Record-News. Mount Ayr. 1975.

    LESAN, Mrs. B. M. Early History of Ringgold County: 1844 - 1937 Pp. 56-58. Blair Pub. House. Lamoni IA. 1937.

    various Ringgold County biographies and obituaries

    Beaconsfield, Ellston, Kellerton, Maloy, & Tingley Centennial Books

    WPA Graves Survey

    Compiled by Sharon R. Becker, an ongoing project


  • You are our visitor!
    Thank You for stopping by!



    © Copyright 1996-
    Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
    All rights Reserved.