Bio: Collins, John G. Rev. Father (1881)


Surnames: Collins, Henni

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 319

REV. FATHER JOHN G. COLLINS, pastor St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Eau Claire. Born near Genesee Falls, N. Y., March 31, 1854. Went to Janesville and entered the seminary of St. Francis, near Milwaukee. Graduated, and was ordained June 24. 1878, by Archbishop Henni, of Milwaukee; was then sent to Seneca Falls, Crawford Co.; remained there two years as pastor of St. Patrick's Church. Came to Eau Claire, Sept. 24, 1880. Has charge of St. Patrick's Church, in connection with St. Patrick's School; 300 families attend the church. Is now engaged in building a new church in West Eau Claire, to seat 900 or 1,000 persons. Corner-stone was laid Sunday, June 26, 1881.



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