Born in 1819 in Münzbach, Austria; died in 1874 in Saint Francis, Wisconsin.
He was ordained in 1842 and labored five years in Austria before coming as missionary to America.
In Milwaukee he became pastor of Saint Mary's, and entered upon a long struggle with German freethinkers.
There he founded the Saint Francis Seminary in 1856; the Pio Nono College; the Catholic Normal School of the Holy Family, which was the first Catholic normal school in the United States; and the American branch of the Saint Cecilia Society.
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