First Congregational Church, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Pastors (1849-date)

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          This page lists all known First Congregational Church, Oshkosh, WI Pastors (1849-date).

          The following list of Pastors was obtained from the 1999 FCC History book. The book does not contain the exact birth or death date for any Pastor. I tried to extract the closest dates and ages I could from the text. The First Congregational Church Web site used to reprint Chapter 1 of the book [Archive] as an introduction to those who might be interested in purchasing a copy of it for $10.00 from the Church Office. Otherwise, that site concentrates on the Church as it pertains to members and friends today. This page, and this domain as a whole, contains a great deal of other historical information (albeit mostly music related).

Alphabetical List of all First Congregational Church, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Pastors (1849-date)
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Pastors Pastoral
Dates
Birth Date Death Date Age at
Death
1974
book
1999
book
Rev. Hiram Freeman (3)   6-10-1849 - 1-15-1856   186? 85   p. 4
Rev. William Horace Marble (3)   4-06-1856 - 4-01-1862   186? 81   p. 9
Mr. Wallace Walter Thorpe (3)(5)   3-23-1862 - 7-27-1862 1-17-1833 11-17-1913 80   p. 15
Rev. Henry Gilderoy McArthur (3) 12-26-1862 - 4-05-1865 1835? 1895 60   p. 15
Rev. John P. Roe (3)   9-??-1865 - 7-20-1868   187?     p. 26
Rev. Franklin Burroughs Norton (3)   5-01-1869 - 5-??-1870   1895     p. 30
Rev. William Aspley Chamberlain (3)   11-??-1870 - 1-01-1874   18?? 65   p. 30
Rev. Thomas Gordon Grassie (3)   5-01-1875 - 7-23-1876   18??     p. 36
Rev. Kerr C. Anderson (3) 12-03-1876 - 1-29-1884   18??     p. 47
Rev. Fred M. Abbott 1885   18??     p. 55
Rev. Edward Henry Smith 5-??-1886 - 1913 1844? (6) 5-11-1932 89   p. 88
Rev. Harry Foster Burns
      ancestry.com - *
1913-1917 (4) 12-12-1875 ?-??-1927 52   p. 127
Rev. Theodore Rush Faville
      ancestry.com - *
1918 - 10-??-1922 (4) 8-23-1881 (4) ?-??-1955 74?   p. 135
Rev. Philip Mercer 4-13-1923 - 6-07-1926   19??     p. 137
Rev. Charles Hallock Beale 10-17-1926 - 1-09-1929   19??     p. 139
Rev. David Franklyn Bent, Sr.
      ancestry.com - *
1929 - 11-15-1939 (4) 8-17-1876 (4) 9-09-1944 68   p. 158
Rev. Jesse Pindell Pierce 1-19-1940 - 11-15-1946   19??     p. 168
Rev. John Kendrick Strong
Mrs. Ilo Strong
      ancestry.com - *
5-27-1947 - 1954 (4) 2-19-1911
Des Moines, IA
(1) 2-12-2001
Whitewater, WI
89 p. 14 p. 185
Rev. G. Paul Stowell 1955-1957 1897?     p. 16 p. 191
Rev. Nels Francis Nordstrom
      ancestry.com - *
1958-1971 (4) 1-20-1904 (2) 2-18-1972 68 p. 17 p. 208
Rev. John C. Hanchett (Interim) 1971-1972       p. 21 p. 216
Rev. E. Lamar Kincaid 1972-1976       p. 22 p. 216
Rev. Robert Spalding 1977-1987         p. 243
Rev. David Steffenson (Interim) 1987         p. 247
Rev. Carol DiBiasio-Snyder [Archive]
Rev. Ralph DiBiasio-Snyder [Archive]
2-01-1988 - 9-13-2015 1953
1949
      p. 248
Rev. Jack Seville (Interim) 10-18-2015 - date          
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(1) "Tidings" 3/2001
(2) 1974 book, p. 21
(3) 1849-1876 Pastoral Dates came from a typed sheet found in the FCC Archives in the 1876 records (scan). The sheet is unsigned, so it is unknown who did this research, or what was the original source of this information. This sheet gives dates for Walter Thorpe, who had no separate section in the 1999 Book. He was only mentioned at the end of William Horace Marble's entry: "Our Church was next served briefly by Walter Thorpe, who was not an ordained minister, ..."
(4) Per the ancestry.com website, click on the link after you have logged into your account there.
(5) Per the General biographical catalogue of Auburn Theological Seminary 1818-1918, he was not ordained until almost seven months after his period of service to our Church.

"WALLACE WALTER THORPE, b. Skaneateles, N. Y., Jan. 17, 1833 ; Ham. 
Col. 1858 ; m. Julia Maria Austin, Binghamton, May 30, 1861 ; ord. W. 
Salem, Wis., La Crosse Dist. Conv., Feb. 11, 1863 ; chap. 3rd N. Y. S. Vols., 
1861-2; Cong. Ch., Sparta, Wis., 1863-5; Athens, Tenn., Presb. Ch., and 
prin. Acad., 1865-7; Waterloo, la., 1870-3; Marshalltown, 1873-6; 1st 
Presb. Ch., E. Des Moines, 1877-80; Centreville, 1881-5; Wellington, 
Kan., 1885-9; Deposit, N. Y., 1890-2; Wappingers Falls, 1894-9; Hemp- 
stead, 1900-4; res. Lestershire, 1904-13; d. do., Nov. 17, 1913."
(6) Rev. Smith's actual death date (May 11, 1932) is listed by the Oshkosh Public Museum.   "Independent of Mind..." page 106 states: "Reverend Smith died at the age of eighty-nine in Oshkosh in 1933."


      The above Table of FCC Pastors was created and intalled on the Chancel Choir Members page on 2-17-2009. It was moved to this new separate page on 11-17-2015.


Alphabetical List of all First Congregational Church, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Pastors (1849-date):
  1. Rev. Fred M. Abbott 1885
  2. Rev. Kerr C. Anderson 1876-1884
  3. Rev. Charles Hallock Beale 1926-1929
  4. Rev. David Franklyn Bent, Sr. 1929-1939
  5. Rev. Harry Foster Burns 1913-1917
  6. Rev. William Aspley Chamberlain 1870-1874
  7. Rev. Carol DiBiasio-Snyder 1988-2015
  8. Rev. Ralph DiBiasio-Snyder 1988-2015
  9. Rev. Theodore Rush Faville 1918-1922
  10. Rev. Hiram Freeman 1849-1856
  11. Rev. Thomas Gordon Grassie 1875-1876
  12. Rev. John C. Hanchett (Interim) 1971-1972
  13. Rev. E. Lamar Kincaid 1972-1976
  14. Rev. William Horace Marble 1856-1862
  15. Rev. Henry Gilderoy McArthur 1862-1865
  16. Rev. Philip Mercer 1923-1926
  17. Rev. Nels Francis Nordstrom 1958-1971
  18. Rev. Franklin Burroughs Norton 1869-1870
  19. Rev. Jesse Pindell Pierce 1940-1946
  20. Rev. John P. Roe 1865-1868
  21. Rev. Jack Seville (Interim) 2015-
  22. Rev. Edward Henry Smith 1886-1913
  23. Rev. Robert Spalding 1977-1987
  24. Rev. David Steffenson (Interim) 1987
  25. Rev. G. Paul Stowell 1955-1957
  26. Rev. John Kendrick Strong 1947-1954
  27. Mr. Wallace Walter Thorpe 1862


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