Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Miege, John B., the first Roman Catholic bishop of Kansas, was born in the parish of Chevron, Upper Savoy, in 1815. He completed his literary studies at the age of nineteen years, but spent two years more in the seminary, and on Oct. 23, 1836, he was admitted into the Society of Jesus at Milan. On Oct. 15, 1838, he pronounced his first vows, after which he studied in various institutions until 1847, when he was ordained to the priesthood. Two years later he came to America to take up the work of missionary among the Indians, but was made pastor of a parish at St. Charles, Mo., where he remained until March 25, 1851, when he was consecrated Bishop of Messenia, his diocese embracing the territory from the Missouri river to the Rocky mountains. His first chapel was a building 24 by 40 feet at Leavenworth, and in 1855 he began the erection of the cathedral there. In 1864 he visited South America to raise funds for the completion of the building. He retired from the episcopate in 1874 and was then connected with the St. Louis University, Woodstock College in Maryland, and with church work at Detroit, Mich., until stricken with paralysis in the early '80s. He died on July 20, 1884.

Page 279 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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