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Archbishop Peter Richard Kenrick

Archbishop Peter Richard Kenrick

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 4 Mar 1896 (aged 89)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Priest's Lot, Section 7
Memorial ID 20563 · View Source
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Archbishop Kenrick was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was ordained a priest in 1832 & became a bishop in 1841. Shortly after that, he moved to St. Louis where he became the Bishop of St. Louis upon the death of Bishop Joseph Rosati. When St. Louis became an archdiocese in 1847, Peter Richard Kenrick was made the first Archbishop of St. Louis in 1848. He purchased a farm north of the city & a portion of that acreage was was set aside to establish Calvary Cemetery.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Added: 28 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20563
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archbishop Peter Richard Kenrick (17 Aug 1806–4 Mar 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20563, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .