Dale, Abner a German Reformed minister, was born near Boalsburg, Center County, Pennsylvania, November 17, 1829. He graduated from Marshall College in 1852, and from the theological seminary at Mercersburg in 1856. Soon after he was ordained pastor at Fairview, Butler County; and from 1860 to 1866 he served successively Rimersbuig and Mercer Mission. His health failing, he was without a charge for several years, but finally accepted a call again to Fairview, and labored there until his death, January 16, 1875. See Harbaugh, Fathers of the Germ. Ref. Church, 5:189.