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Volume Listing > Volume 10 > Documents: Letters of the Right Reverend John Martin Henni and the Reverend Anthony Urbanek

Henni, John Martin; Urbanek, Anthony "Documents: Letters of the Right Reverend John Martin Henni and the Reverend Anthony Urbanek"


Letters of the Right Reverend John Martin Henni and the Reverend Anthony Urbanek: Rev. Henni (1805-1881) was named the Catholic bishop of Milwaukee in 1844 and archbishop in 1875, and Urbanek was one of his priests. Their letters are in fact official reports to superiors in Europe dated 1845, 1846, 1851, 1852, and 1853. Although they describe church affairs, the reports also give richly detailed portraits of life in Milwaukee, including its landscape, the price of goods, the construction of houses, conditions on the streets, and the German origins of its immigrant population. They also describe missionary work among the Ojibwe and Menominee Indians, the founding of hospitals and orphanages, and the work of Rev. Frederic Baraga (1797-1868); Hungarian nobleman Agoston Harazsthy (1812-1869) is also described. (27 pages)

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Citation: Henni, John Martin; Urbanek, Anthony "Documents: Letters of the Right Reverend John Martin Henni and the Reverend Anthony Urbanek" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 10 /Issue: 1 (1926-1927)

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