Pastors of the Silver Run Parish

Rev. Monroe J. Alleman

Monroe J. Alleman, was born at Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., August 18, 1820. He attended the preparatory department of Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, PA., 1841-3, and received his theological training in the Seminary at the same place, being licensed by the West Pennsylvania Synod, 1845, and ordained, 1846. He was pastor at Northumberland, Pa., adding Lewisburg to his parish, 1850; Aaronsburg, Centre County, Pa., with three connected congregations, 1852-56; Hanover in connection with St. Paul's and St. Jacob's, 1857-65; Littlestown, Spring Grove, York, 1882. He was at one time President of the Wet Pennsylvania Synod, and had conferred upon him the degree of D.D. He married, October 15, 1846, Catharine E. Shellman, and died December, 1897. *

Monroe J. Alleman - b. Maytown, Pa., Aug. 18, 1820; s. John and Elizabeth A.; Gbg. Acad.; grad Gbg. Sem., 1845; A.M., Gbg. Col., 1859; D.D., Sus. U., 1892; lic. W. Pa. Syn., 1845; ord. E. Pa. Syn., 1846; pastor, Danville, Pa., 1845-48; Northumberland, Pa., 1848-50; Lewisburg, Pa., 1850-52; Aaronsburg, PA., 1852-56; Hanover, Pa., 1857-68; Middletown, Md., 1868-69; Littlestown, Pa., 1869-74; York, Pa., 1874-97; m. Catherine E. Shellman, Oct. 15, 1846; children, Kate, David B., John, Gilbert; author, Memoir of Catherine Alleman, 1855; he d. Dec. 9, 1897. **

* Information taken from Jubilee Memorial Volume of the Danville Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania and Adjacent States. Published by the Danville Conference. 1898. Pg. 205

** Information taken from Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary, Volume 2, Alumni Record, published 1964.

Picture taken from The Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States, A History 1867 - 1917, Published by the Synod on its Fiftieth Anniversary 1917. Pg. 16.