Rev Joshua Maria Young

Rev Joshua Maria Young

Birth
Shapleigh, York County, Maine, USA
Death 18 Sep 1866 (aged 57)
Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 10717058 · View Source
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Bishop Young (1854-1866) was a convert to Catholicism. He was born in Sharpleigh, Maine of a prominent colonial family on October 28, 1808. He attended seminaries in Kentucky and Ohio. He was fluent in the German language which put him in good standing with the many German immigrants he ministered to in both the Cincinnati and Erie Dioceses. He served the faithful with a great deal of zeal despite the poverty and sparse population of the ten thousand square miles of his rural diocese. He supported the anti-slavery cause during the Civil War and witnessed the discovery of oil in Titusville, Pennsylvania. He was instrumental in persuading the Sisters of St. Benedict to remain in Erie to teach the children at St. Marys School in Erie. Later, he welcomed the Sisters of St. Joseph from Buffalo, New York, under the leadership of Mother Agnes Spencer, to work in his missionary diocese where they eventually (built) a hospital and a home for orphans both in Meadville and Erie. Bishop Young died suddenly during the evening of September 18, 1866.

Priest, Diocese of Cincinnati, 1838-1854.
Second Bishop of Eire, 1854-1866.


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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 1 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10717058
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Joshua Maria Young (29 Oct 1808–18 Sep 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10717058, ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) Unknown.