Kellersburg, Pennsylvania

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Kellersburg, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Kellersburg is located in Pennsylvania
Kellersburg
Kellersburg
Coordinates: 40°58′10″N 79°25′27″W / 40.96944°N 79.42417°W / 40.96944; -79.42417Coordinates: 40°58′10″N 79°25′27″W / 40.96944°N 79.42417°W / 40.96944; -79.42417
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyArmstrong
TownshipMadison
Elevation
1,470 ft (450 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1178323[1]

Kellersburg is an unincorporated community in Madison Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1]

History[edit]

Kellersburg was founded in 1842 by Nicholas Keller, Sr. consisting originally of twenty-three lots, on both sides of the Olean road in the eastern part of the township[2][3][4] Keller sold his lots at $20 and $30 each, good prices for those days, retaining five-sixteenths of an acre for his hotel and store.

Red Bank post office was established May 13, 1842, C. Shunk, postmaster.[5] On February 24, 1871 its name was changed to Kellersburgh, David Grant postmaster.[5] Its name was changed again to Kellersburg in 1894.[5] In 1913 A.M. Willison was postmaster, keeping the post office in his store.[4]

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

Having been organized as far back as 1836 by Rev. G.A. Reichert, it is one of the oldest of the faith in the county.[3][4]

The pastors from the beginning have been: Rev. G.A. Reichert, 1832-37; Rev. Henry D. Keyl, occasionally from 1838 to 1842; Rev. William Uhl, 1846-48; Rev. J.A. Nuner, 1849-51; Rev. Thomas Stock, 1851-54; Rev. George F. Ehrenfeld, 1854-55; Rev. Thomas Steck, 1856; Rev. Michael Sweigert, 1858-64; Rev. Henry Gathers, 1864-68; Rev. S.S. Stouffer, 1870; Rev. William E. Crebs, 1871-73; Rev. David Townsend, 1873-74; Rev. Wilson Selner, 1875-81; Rev. Elias A. Best, 1883-86; Rev. J.W. Schwartz, 1889-92; Rev. W.M. Hering, 1892-93; Rev. William J. Bucher, 1893-97; Rev. F.J. Matter, 1897-1900; Rev. Charles E. Berkey, 1900-03; Rev. W.B. Claney, 1903-10; Rev. William E. Sunday, 1910.

Methodist Episcopal Church

In 1871 the Methodists erected a substantial house of worship with a congregation largely coming from nearby Widnoon.[3][4] The pastor in 1914 was Rev. John Wall.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kellersburg". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Atlas of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, page 49". Pomeroy, Whitman & Co. 1876. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Robert Walter Smith (1883). History of Armstrong County Pennsylvania, Chapter 12. Chicago : Waterman, Watkins. 1883. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Armstrong County, PA: Her People, Past and Present, Chapter 35, page 259". Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1914. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Post Offices, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County". Jim Forte Postal History.