Baraga, Friedrich, Dd

Baraga, Friedrich, D.D., a Roman Catholic bishop and missionary among the North American Indians, was born at Treffen, Carniola, June 29, 1797. He was educated at the University of Vienna, entered holy orders in 1823; came to America in 1830, and spent the remainder of his life in connection with the Chippewa and Ottawa missions in Michigan. In 1853 he became bishop of Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie. He died Jan. 19, 1868. He published a number of works in the Chippewa language, including a grammar and dictionary, and a German work on the History, Character, and Habits of the North American Indians (1837).

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