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Biography of Rev. Joseph F. Lubeley

Rev. Joseph F. Lubeley, pastor of the Holy Trinity church at Fourteenth and Mallinckrodt streets in St. Louis, was born in Lockhaven, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1873, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Selter) Lubeley, both of whom were natives of Germany, where they were reared and married. Immediately after that important event in their lives they sailed for the United States, taking up their abode at Lockhaven, Pennsylvania, where the father taught school and also served as organist in the church. In 1877 he came to St. Louis and was made teacher and organist in St. Liborius parish, with which he was connected to the time of his death in 1895. His widow survives and resides with a daughter on a farm in St. Charles county, Missouri. Joseph F. Lubeley of this review attended the St. Liborius school and afterward was a student in St. Francis College at Quincy, Illinois, there pursuing his college work and course in philosophy, remaining as a student in that institution for six years. He was then sent to Innsbruck, where he attended the Jesuit University for four years, and in 1895, not having reached the canonical age, he taught at St. Francis seminary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a year. On the 4th of July, 1896, he was ordained to the priesthood in St. Anthony’s church of St. Louis by Archbishop J. J. Kain. He then served as assistant to Father Hoffman of St. Henry’s church, where he continued his labors until December 1, 1900, at which time he was appointed pastor of sacred Heart church at Troy, Missouri, over which he presided until...

Biography of Illiam Francis Allison

Illiam Francis Allison was born September 7, 1847, in Lockhaven, Pennsylvania, and, like many men who achieve success in business or distinction in public life, his early years were passed on a farm, where are instilled habits of industry, and the seeds of a sturdy, selfreliant manhood are sown which ripen into true grandeur of character. Young Allison’s inclination being rather toward mercantile pursuits than agricultural, he left the farm and took a course in Commercial College at Poughkeepsie, New York. Though not of legal age, he exemplified his patriotism by enlisting in the Union army, and it was the hardships experienced in his country’s service that impaired his naturally frail constitution. After spending a few months in a drug store his health gave way, and he went west as far as Nebraska, seeking to improve it. There he engaged in a milling enterprise, which did not prove satisfactory, and he returned to Lockhaven and accepted a fine position tendered him with the firm of Hastings & Carson, manufacturing druggists in Philadelphia, on a salary of $1,600 a year. Soon after entering their employ, the step which determined his subsequent business career, he married Miss A. R. MacManigal, a friend of his childhood and youth. His health again failing, being attacked with hemorrhages of the lungs, he was compelled to resign his position much to the regret of his employers. He tried Minnesota a few months, then he went to Le Mars, Iowa, reaching there with his wife and child at the beginning of winter with less than $150 as his total worldly possession. Experiencing considerable difficulty in securing...

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