Biographical Sketch of Nicholas Pfeil

Pfeil, Nicholas; rector St. Peter’s Church; born, Cleveland, Nov. 4, 1859; son of Lawrence and Frances Reinhart Pfeil; educated, St. Mary’s and St. Stephen’s Parochial schools, Canisius College, Buffalo, N. Y., B. A., St. Mary’s Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Ohio; graduated at Canisius College, June, 1878; entered St. Mary’s Theological Seminary, September, 1878; was ordained to the Priesthood, July 1, 1883, at a little over 23 years of age; appointed pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, Hubbard, O., August, 1883; transferred to Holy Trinity Church, March 2, 1884; appointed irremovable rector of St. Peter’s Church, Cleveland, May 9, 1897; director of the Holy Childhood Society for the Diocese of Ohio; visited the British Isles, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland in 1895; second visit to Europe in 1903; made a trip to the Holy Land in the fall of 1908; gave an account of his travels in Catholic Universe and the Stimme der Wahrheit, beside a knowledge of the classical languages, possesses a thorough acquaintance with English and German; parents immigrated from Baden in 1874, and belonged to the pioneers of Cleveland. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC...

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