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Joseph Melcher

Joseph Melcher

Catholic bishop
Joseph Melcher
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Intro Catholic bishop
Was Priest
From United States of America Austria
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth 19 March 1806, Vienna, Austria
Death 20 December 1873, Green Bay, USA (aged 67 years)
Star sign PiscesPisces
Joseph Melcher
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Biography

Joseph Melcher (March 19, 1806 – December 20, 1873) was an Austrian-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the first Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Biography

Born in Vienna, Austria, he was ordained to the Catholic priesthood on March 27, 1830 for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.

On March 3, 1868, Pope Pius IX appointed him the first Bishop of the Green Bay Diocese and he was consecrated bishop on July 12, 1868.

Bishop Melcher died in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Four years after his death, his remains were reported to be incorrupt.

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http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bmelcher.html
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2222840/joseph_melcher_18061873/
https://web.archive.org/web/20080705051128/http://www.gbdioc.org/pg/history.tpl
http://www.gbdioc.org/pg/history.tpl
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2222849/joseph_melcher_18061873/
http://archstl.org/
http://www.gbdioc.org/
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