John R. Effinger (Dickinson Alumni Record)
*Effinger, John R. - Born October 2, 1835, at Harrisonburg, Va. ; p., John Strothe and Sarah Jane (Crummeg) Effinger ; prep., Harrisonburg, Va., academy ; entered 1853 ; A. B., 1855 ; clergyman ; 1856-66, member of Baltimore conference, Methodist Episcopal church ; 1863, in Europe and the East ; 1866, entered the Unitarian church ; pastor at Keokuk, Ia., St. Paul, Minn. ; missionary in Iowa ; 1880-86, pastor in Bloomington, Ill. ; secretary of western Unitarian conference, Chicago, Ill., 1886-92; U. P. society ; married, June 30, 1868, Lucretia Knowles of Keokuk, Iowa ; children, John Robert, Hiram Gerald. Died March 8, 1902, in Chicago, Ill.
George Leffingwell Reed, ed., Alumni Record: Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College, 1905), 159-160.