Rev Jeremiah Francis Shanahan

Rev Jeremiah Francis Shanahan

Birth
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Sep 1886 (aged 52)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10705528 · View Source
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Jeremiah Francis Shanahan was born on July 13, 1834, at Silver Lake, Susquehanna County, PA to John and Margaret (Donovan) Shanahan. He was educated at Saint Joseph College, Binghamton, NY, and Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, Philadelphia. Bishop John Neumann ordained him to the priesthood on July 3, 1859.
Immediately appointed rector of the preparatory seminary at Glen Riddle, he remained until his episcopal appointment to the new diocese. He was consecrated on July 12, 1868, in Philadelphia by Archbishop Frederic Wood. He attended the first Vatican Council in Rome during 1869-1870 and the Third Plenary Council in Baltimore in 1884.
Bishop Shanahan died on September 24, 1886, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Harrisburg. Included among his survivors was a younger brother and priest, Father John Walter Shanahan, who became the third bishop of Harrisburg.

First Bishop of Harrisburg.


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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 30 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10705528
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Jeremiah Francis Shanahan (13 Jul 1834–24 Sep 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10705528, citing Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .