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Rev Fr Leopold Moczygemba
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Birth: May 4, 1858
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1892
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Nephew of the famous Polish-American priest, Father Leopold Moczygemba, who had thirty years earlier founded Panna Maria, Texas, first Polish settlement in the USA and the parish of St. Cyril & Methodius in Lemont.

This younger Fr. Leopold (the nephew) was Priest Assistant to his famous uncle when his uncle was the Pastor of St. Cyril's. After his ordination to the priesthood, he celebrated his First Solemn Mass in Lemont, Illinois, at Saints Cyril and Methodius Church on June 29, 1884.

The younger Fr. Leopold's parents were:
Antoni Moczygemba 1826 1907 (brother of the elder Fr. Leopold) and Philipina Wenz or Wentz 1842 1931.

His siblings were:
Anna Maria Moczygemba 1857
Elizabeth Moczygemba 1859
August Valentine Moczygemba 1863 1900
Augusta Moczygemba 1864
Maria "Mary" Leopoldina Moczygemba(later Maday)1864 1948
Maria Theresa Moczygemba 1865
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Moczygemba 1876
Alojzy (Aloysius) Moczygemba 1877

His sister, Mary Leopoldina (born in Texas), married one of our relatives, Peter Maday in Lemont, Illinois. Peter owned a store across the street from St. Cyril & Methodius parish. On March 29, 1898, a fire broke out at the store and winds carried the sparks across the street. St. Cyril & Methodius Parish's School and Convent of the Felician Sisters both burned down. Stone was donated for building a new school, but the Sisters got very small quarters, only 26 ft x 28 ft.
(Per St. Cyril & Methodius Parish History).

Family links: 
  Antoni Moczygemba (1826 - 1907)
  Phillippina Wentz Moczygemba (1837 - 1931)
  Anna Maria Moczygemba Buechler (1857 - 1934)*
  Leopold Moczygemba (1858 - 1892)
  August Valentine Moczygemba (1863 - 1900)*
  Mary Leopoldina Moczygemba Maday (1864 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Sep 02, 2010
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Rev Fr Leopold Moczygemba
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Rev Fr Leopold Moczygemba
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Rest In Peace, Father Leopold!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Jan. 1, 2011

- rews2
 Added: Sep. 2, 2010

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