Portrait and Biographical Record of Effingham, Jasper and Richland Counties Illinois,Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Governors of the State, and the Presidents of the United States.
(Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), p. 195.
Transcribed by Judy Rosella Edwards.

REV. FATHER HERMANN JUNGMANN, rector of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church of Effingham, has occupied that position for a period of sixteen years, or since 1877. He is a native of Germany, having been born in the town of Ochtrup, Westphalia, in the diocese of Munster. He was educated in the Gymnasium of Munster, which he left in his twenty-second year to become a student in the School of Philosophy of Roulers, Belgium, where he remained for one year, he then entered the American college at Lorraine, Belgium, where he pursued a three-years theological course. At the expiration of that time he was ordained, being admitted to the priesthood in December, 1871, in Malines, Belgium. In September, 1872, he came to America, and in the following October was appointed rector of St. Anthony's Church, in Murphysboro, Ill., where he served until March, 1877. On the expiration of that time he was appointed to his present charge, St. Anthony's Church of Effingham.

Father Jungmann is a man of superior ability and culture, and is a most systematic and indefatigable worker. The church, the school, and the hospital connected with it, and his people enjoy the benefit of his faithful and arduous labors. Everything under his care is ably directed, and the congregation has reason for congratulation in having enjoyed for so many years the faithful and efficient services of so worthy and conscientious a leader.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Effingham, Jasper and Richland Counties Illinois, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Governors of the State, and the Presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), p. 409. Transcribed by Judy Rosella Edwards.

 

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