|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1861|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1943|
Obituary for Father Hieronymus Daszkowski
Retired Priest Died here Sunday.
The Rev. H.M. Daszkowski Served Three Parishes During His Life As priest.
At 10:30 o'clock this (Thursaday)morning, February 11, funeral services for the Rev. H.M. Daszkowski took place in St. Casmir Church. The Rev. H.M. Daszkowski died at 8:25 o'clock Sunday evening, February 7, 1943, at his home here. He had reached the age of 81 years 4 months and 10 days. Complications of old age were given as the cause of death, which followed a serious illness of only four days. Father Daszkowski had been in failing health for several years, however, but was able to be up and about practially all of the time until his last illness.
Hieronymus M. Daszkowski was born September 27, 1861, in Daski, Poland. He grew up there and at the age of twenty-one years came to America, settling first in Chicago, Ill., and working five years at various points. About this time he heard the call of priesthood. he spent some time at Pillsbury Academy in Owatonna and studied much at night classes and whenever hours found time between working hours. It can truly be said that Father Daszkowski was a self-educated man. Later he studied at Orchard Grove Seminary in Michigan and comleted his theological course at St. Paul's Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., shere he was ordained in June 1901.
He celebrated his first Mass in St. Stanislaus Church in Winona. His first parish was at Minnesota Lake, where he remained for two and a half years, going then to St. Hyacinth's Parish in Owatonna and remaining there for four years. He served the parish at East Chain from 1907 to 1916 and then returned to Minnesota Lake where he remained for seventeen years. Due to failing health he retired in 1933 and came to Wells to make his home.
Father Daszkowski had two brothers and five sisters of whom one sister is believed to be still living in Poland. A niece, Leona Gunther of LeMars, Ia., is his nearest relative in this country. There are a number of cousins remaining.
On Wednesday aftrnoon Father Daszkowski's body was taken to St. Casmir Church where it lay in state until time for the services this morning. A Solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated with the Rev. Leo Gossman as celbrant. The most. Rev. Leo Binz, Auxiliary Bishop of Winona was expected to be present as well as many others of the clergy from the Winona Diocese. The Rev. William Griffin of Austin preached the sermon.
Father Daszkowski was beloved by all who knew him. His kindness was known to many and his friendly disposition brought happiness to young and old alike. He will be greatly missed by those amoung he mingled.
published Feb 11, 1943
The Wells Advocate newspaper, Wells, Faribault Co, Minnesota, USA
Joannem Andreas Daszkowski (1826 - 1907)
Lawrence Daskoski aka Daszkowski (1858 - 1936)*
Martin Daszkowski (1859 - 1912)*
Hieronymus M Daszkowski (1861 - 1943)
Saint Casimir Cemetery
Created by: Evie (Greer) Schipper
Record added: May 03, 2012
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