Dittrich, Joseph

Dittrich, Joseph bishop of Corycus and apostolical vicar of Saxony, was born at Marschen, in Bohemia, April 25, 1794. He received holy orders at Leitermitz in 1818; in 1824 went to Leipsic as director of the Catholic schools there; three years later took charge of the schools at Dresden; in 1831 was appointed court-preacher; in 1845 was made cathedral dean of Budissin or Bautzen, and in 1846 apostolical vicar of Saxony. The same year he was raised to the episcopal see; and died October 5, 1853. See Forwerk, Geschichte der Katholischen Hfofkirche zu Dresden (Dresden, 1851); Hefele, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchen-Lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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