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Rt. Rev. Herman Joseph Alerding

Alerding Rt. Rev. Herman Joseph, bishop of Fort Wayne; born April 13, 1845, at Westphalia; 

Educated in parish schools of Corpus Christi Church, Newport, Ky. ; diocesan College at Vincennes Ind.; St. Thomas Preparatory Seminary, Bardstown, Ky.; St. Meinrad's Seminary, Spencer County, Ind.; ordained priest, September 22, 1868, assistant priest at St. Joseph's Church, Terre Haute, Ind., for three years; pastor of Cambridge City, Ind., and its missions, three years; organizer of St. Joseph's Church at Indianapolis, Ind., and its pastor twenty-six years; consecrated bishop of Fort Wayne. Ind., Nov. 30, 1900; 

Author of "The Diocese of Vincennes," 1883 (Carlon & Hollenbeck, Indianapolis) ; "The Diocese of Fort Wayne," 1907 (The Archer Printing Co., Fort Wayne) ; and some pamphlets: "Plymouth Rock and Maryland," etc. Address, 1140 Clinton St., Fort Wayne, Ind.

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.

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