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.

VERY REV. HUGOLINE STORFF, O. S. F., Rector of St. Joseph's Diocesan College of Teutopolis, is a native of Elberfeld, Rhenish Prussia. The father was born on the 18th of March, 1859, and was partly educated in his native country, where he attended the gymnasium and principal college of his native city for nearly five years. He began his classical course at eleven years of age, and at fifteen entered the Franciscan Order. In 1875, he crossed the Atlantic and came direct to the Convent of St. Francis in Teutopolis, where he pursued his classical studies for a year and a-half, after which he took a two-years course in philosophy at Quincy, Ill., and for three years studied theology in St. Louis. At the latter place he was ordained priest in 1882, by the Most Rev. Archbishop Ryan. In the fall of that year he was appointed to a professorship in the classical department in St. Joseph's Diocesan College at Teutopolis. After he had filled that position for six years, he was appointed Vice-Rector of the college, but still continued to teach as before.

            On the 28th of December, 1892, Rev. Mr. Storff was promoted and chosen Rector of the institution, which position he now holds. He has been connected with the college as teacher for eleven years, and has won distinction for his ability and fidelity in the discharge of duty.

            The Rector possesses those peculiar qualifications thorough culture, experience, executive ability and patience that fit him for the arduous and responsible duties of his position. Under his able management the college is enjoying a season of prosperity and progress that adds to its already well-established reputation. He is assisted by an able corps of teachers, and by their mutual efforts a high standard of mental, moral and physical development is attained by a large number of students.

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. 287. Transcribed by Judy Rosella Edwards.

 

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