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Rev. Abel Dipp Gischler

Male 1873 - 1952  (79 years)

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  • Name Abel Dipp Gischler 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 3 May 1873  Frielingen, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Abel D. Gishler 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-107237 
    Died 28 Aug 1952  Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I107237  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father Werner Gischler,   b. Abt 1840, of, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Elise "Mary" Dipp,   b. 1834, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F25699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sylva Elmina Weber,   b. 10 Jan 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1952  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 14 May 1902  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F44327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Twenty One Year's Service - To a congregation that packed the Zion Evangelical Church to the doors on Sunday evening, Rev. A.D. Gishler, the pastor, delivered his farewell sermon and chose as his text "Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect and of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you" - Corinthians 13: 11 - The congregation was a representative one as Knox Church and Trinity Lutheran Church cancelled their services for the occasion. The community spirit was vividly brought to the lore as all local denominations were represented to pay their respects and bid "God Speed" to one who was always interested in an energetic worker for community life and spirit.

      Rev. Gishler was assisted in the services by Rev. H.H. Turner and Rev. J.N. Wettlaufer. The musical end of the service was handled by the choir with a solo by Mr. Floyd Bricker and a duet by Rev. and Mrs. J.N. Wettlaufer.

      Rev. Gishler was ordained in the ministry twenty-one years ago in 1900. The first two years he had charge of the pulpits at Syracuse and Brockport, N.Y.; later having charge of the pulpits at Zurich, Milverton and Tavistock respectively. He came to Tavistock in 1916 and during the past five years has made many friends who all express regret at this departure. He took an active interest in all social, moral and intellectual moves for the betterment of the community and was an active temperance worker during the fight for the abolishment of the bar.

      During his sojourn here he has assisted to improve the church and religious work of the village. The handsome parsonage which is a modern, convenient brick building was erected during his pastorate. The Sunday school rooms were antically decorated, and a new piano installed. He was instrumental in having the 45th annual conference held here in 1919 and can boast of having the conference in the last three fields in successions of which he had charge, namely, Zurich, Milverton and Tavistock.

      The different organizations of the church are all in a nourishing condition due to a large extent to his careful supervision. The Forward Movement subscriptions were large; the amount allotted to Tavistock was $9000 but this was oversubscribed to the amount $10,200.

      In 1916 when he came here he was receiving a salary of $850 and a free parsonage, $150 of which was raised by the East Zorra congregation of which he also had charge. In 1920 this was raised to $1400 with a free manse and a month's holidays and the East Zorra charge was given to another minister. Despite this Rev. Gishler found the work too heavy as he had three services each Sunday to prepare for besides Sunday school and much other work in connection with the church and this is his chief reason for resigning the pastorate.

      About eighty new members were received in the church either by profession of faith or certificate while he was pastor.

      Many notables have appeared in the church during his term chief of whom were Bishop Breyfogel, D.D., Ph.D., of Reading, ?, Rev. C. Staebler, D.D. of Cleveland, Ohio; bishop Sprong of Napierville, Ill.; "Gipsy" Simon Smith and Evangelist Stephens.

      During his discourse Rev. Gishler expressed a hope and prayer that his successor, Rev. G.F. Brown of Elmira would receive the same kindness and support that he received and urged the people t uphold and stand by him and co-operate with him in all Christian work.

      Rev. Gishler leaves for Kitchener at the end of the week but his wife and family will remain until the end of her school term to allow the children to complete their studies. He will not engage in any special or strenuous mental toil for a few months as he needs a complete rest in order to recover his former health.

      Rev. Gishler with his wife and family will make their home with Mrs. Gishler's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Weber, 25 Otto Street, Kitchener.

      The Gazette expresses the hope that Rev. Gishler may recuperate rapidly and that he and his wife and family may enjoy the Lord's richest blessings wherever they may go.

      Tavistock Gazette.


      Rev. Gishler, 50 Years in Ministry, Dies

      THE REV. ABEL D. GISHLER, 107 Landon av., died early this morning following a long illness. Mr. Gishler served over 50 years as a minister of the Evangelical United Brethren church.

      A native of Kitchener, Ont., he received his education at North Central College, Naperville, Ill., and later in the seminary located there. Following 22 years of service in some of the leading pastorates in the Canadian conference, he became minister of the Humboldt Square Evangelical Church in Buffalo. Following his ministry there, he was minister to the Immanuel Evangelical Church in Syracuse.

      While in the Syracuse pastorate, he was active in the Syracuse Ministerial Association, and served as secretary of that organization.

      Mr. Gishler then returned to Buffalo where he served St. James Church and later, Seneca Evangelical Church, completing another 14 years in Buffalo.

      In 1943 the pastor retired from active ministry, returning to the family home in Syracuse.

      DURING THE shortage of ministers in World War II, he served as pastor of the Amber Congregational Church, until 1946. He then served for three years as assistant pastor of Furman Street Methodist Church.

      Mr. Gishler was a member of the Christian Business Men's Club of Syracuse.

      Surviving Gishler are two sons, The Rev. Lewis W. Gishler of Muncie, Ind., and W. Stewart Gishler of Buffalo; three daughters, Mrs. Wayland Buck of Syracuse, Mrs. Jack Glassmire of Buffalo and Mrs. Ralph A. Philbrook of Auburn; a brother, the Rev. E. M. Gishler of Elmira, Ont., and eight grandchildren.

      Friends may call at the Elmer Price Funeral Home, W. Castle st., Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. and Saturday from 1 until 1: 45 P.M. at Furman Street Methodist Church.

      The funeral service will be Saturday at 2 P.M. in Furman Street Methodist Church in charge of the Rev. Barber Waters, pastor; the Rev. M. Salmen, pastor of the First Evangelical Church, Syracuse, and the Rev. Dr. Ernest Otter of Watertown. Burial will be in White Chapel Gardens, DeWitt.

      Syracuse, New York The Herald-Journal newspaper Thursday, August 28, 1952 Page 28, Column 2

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 May 1873 - Frielingen, , Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 May 1902 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Aug 1952 - Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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