William Martin Dieffenderfer

William Martin Dieffenderfer

 

Wm. M. Dieffenderfer, son of Allen Victor and Emma Elizabeth (Muir) Dieffenderfer, was born at Emans, Lehigh Co., Pa., Nov. 11th, 1881, and educated at Perkiomen Seminary, Franklin and Marshall college, and the Eastern Theological seminary, graduating from college in 1903, and from the seminary in 1908 He was licensed by Lehigh Classis, May 21st, 1903, and ordained by St. Paul's Classis at Sharon, Pa., July 22rd, 1906, the ordination committee being composed of Rev. W. J. Muir and Rev. H. F. Keller. He has been pastor of St. Paul's Reformed church, Sharon, Pa., since his ordination to the present time. Rev. Mr. Dieffenderfer was married to Miss Alvira A. Warner, of Sharon, Pa., in June, 1920. From the fall of 1911 to the present time Mr. Dieffenderfer has been an instructor in the Sharon High School, in addition to his pastoral work, for the first seven years as head of the German department, and for the last two years as principal of the Freshman building and instructor in History and Physical Geography.

The History of the Pittsburgh Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States by David B. Lady, 1920, pages 430-431

 

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