Bio: Boehm, Joseph Rev. Father (1881)


Surnames: Boehm, Mullen

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 315

REV. FATHER JOSEPH BOEHM, pastor German Catholic Church, Eau Claire, was born in Ellangen, Kingdom of Wurtemburg, Germany, March 13, 1846. Came to America Oct. 4, 1868, and located at Pittsburgh, Pa. Was ordained at St. Michael's Seminary there, by Bishop Mullen, of Erie, Pa., after which had charge of St. Alphonso's Church, at Wexford, Pa., for about one and one-half years. Returned to Pittsburgh, Pa., and had charge of St. Martin's Church for two years. Was also two years at Rochester, Pa. Came to Wisconsin, Feb. 10, 1876. Located at Home Creek, and labored in the Church. Came to Eau Claire May 20, 1877. Has had charge of German Catholic Church during his residence at this place. Commenced building the present church in June, 1880, and dedicated the same June 26th, 1881. The building is a very handsome structure, 105 feet long by 47 feet wide; has 88 pews, seating 400 people; has two uniform spires, 105 feet high.



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