LüeRs, jOhn h

Lüers, John H.

an American Roman Catholic prelate of great ability and note, was born at Lütten, in Oldenburg, Germany, September 29, 1819, came to this country in 1833, and, after a short service as clerk, entered St. Mary 's Theological Seminary at Cincinnati, Ohio, and was consecrated priest in 1846, and bishop of Fort Wayne in 1858. He deserves the commendation of all Christian people for his great zeal in behalf of educational facilities for the lower classes of his Church. He was especially active during his presidency over the diocese of Northern Indiana, where he built many churches and established schools. He died in Cleveland, Ohio, June 29, 1871.

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