Rosecrans, Sylvester Horton, Dd
Rosecrans, Sylvester Horton, D.D.
a Roman Catholic prelate, was born at Homer, Ohio, February 5, 1827. He entered Kenyon College, but on joining the Roman Catholic Church went to St. John's College, Fordham, N.Y., where he graduated with high-
honors in 1846. He studied five years in the College of the Propaganda at Rome, and was ordained priest in 1852. Returning to the United States, he became an assistant at the cathedral of Cincinnati, a position which he held for seven years, and was at the same time professor of theology at Mt. St. Mary's Seminary and one of the editors of the Cincinnati Catholic Telegraph. In 1859 archbishop Purcell established a college in-connection with the seminary for the education of Catholics, and Dr. Rosecrans was appointed president, which position he filled until the college was closed, March 25, 1862. He was made auxiliary bishop of Cincinnati in 1868, and when Columbus was erected into. a diocese he was appointed. its first bishop, the duties of which office he faithfully discharged until his sudden death, October 21, 1878. See (N.Y.) Catholic Annual, 1879, page 91.