Bossmann, Johann

Bossmann, Johann a Roman Catholic prelate of Germany, was born Sept. 21, 1797, at Keppelen, on the Lower Rhine. He studied at Cologne, and received holy orders in 1821. After having, served as pastor in several places, he was called in 1852 to Munster as regent of the clerical seminary. In 1858 he was consecrated as bishop of Dioklea in partibus infidelium and suffragan of Munster. In 1866 he was made cathedral-dean, and in 1871 doctor of theology. He died Aug. 4, 1875, at Munster. (B. P.)

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