|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1842|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1920|
The Rev. Uriah Gambler, a United Brethren itinerant minister, served the congregations of Salem and West Lebanon United Brethren churches in Lebanon and Zion UB Church in Reading during the latter part of the 19th century. Over the twenty year period of his ministry from 1878 to 1898, Rev. Gambler served in six, possibly seven counties in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania and at least 14 different churches within those counties.
A veteran of the Civil War, Uriah served in the 128th and the 205th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiments. For some weeks after the battle at Chancellorsville, he was a prisoner of the Confederacy.
Uriah Gambler was one of 10 children born to William and Margareth Rebecca Bleckle Kemler (also known as Gamler, Gemler, Gambler) of Berks County. After his return from the Civil War, Uriah married Susan Elizabeth Baum, of Leesport on 28 October 1865. Their only son, John William, was born 30 July 1866. Later in their marriage, the Gamblers also adopted a daughter, Emma Sarah Boyer.
Of the Rev. Gambler's passing, the Lebanon Daily News noted, "He was one of the old time ministers of unostentatious manner and a direct and practical type of theology."
Credit Bio to jbancestors. Quote from Lebanon Daily News, January 12, 1920, p. 3, Obituary for Rev. U. Gambler
William Kemler or Gamler (1813 - 1860)
Margareth Rebecca Bleckle Gamler (1814 - 1884)
Susan Elizabeth Baum Gambler (1847 - 1920)*
John William Gambler (1866 - 1902)*
Covenant Greenwood Cemetery
Plot: Section H, lot 76
Created by: jbancestors
Record added: May 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37484770
John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you."|
Added: May. 25, 2009