Rev Henry Schellinger

Rev Henry Schellinger

Birth
Alkmaar, Alkmaar Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Death 19 Dec 1954 (aged 71)
Stuart, Martin County, Florida, USA
Burial Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Plot Block PC Row OC Lot 9
Memorial ID 51441750 · View Source
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Green River clergyman Takes Post in Florida

GREEN RIVER (AP); The Rev. Henry Schellinger, pastor of the Church of Immaculate Conception at Green River for 40 years, has been named chaplain of a new novitiate of Catholic sisters in Florida.

Father Schellinger left Monday for his new assignment as chaplain for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Florida at Jensen Beach, Fla.

A native of Holland, Father Schellinger came to Wyoming in 1905(sic), and served in parishes at Cheyenne and Carneville, near Sheridan, before coming here in 1913.

© The Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana May 5, 1953

CATHOLIC PRIEST DIES IN SLEEP AT STUART HOME

Father Henry Schellinger, 73, chaplin(sic) of St. Joseph’s Noviate(sic) of Sewall’s Point, died in his sleep early Sunday morning at his home at the noviate(sic) located on the former W. R. Leach estate. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis.

Rosary service was conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the noviate(sic) and Requiem Mass was concucted at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stuart, with the Rev. John F. McKeown, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Cheyenne, Wyo. with Scobee-Vogel Funeral Home, West Palm Beach, in charge of Local arrangements.

A native of Holland, Father Schellinger came to this country as a young man and served 47 years as pastor of the Catholic Church at Green River, Wyo. He came to Stuart in May, 1953 and lived at the Stuart rectory several months while his home at the noviate(sic) was under construction. He is survived by a brother in Cheyenne.

© The Fort Pierce News-Tribune, Fort Pierce, Florida Dec. 20, 1954

Wiederspahn & Grace Mortuary
SCHELLINGER, REV. FATHER HENRY.

Rosary service at 7:30 p. m. Monday. Priests’ Office of the Dead at 8 p. m. at St. Mary’s cathedral. Funeral Mass at 9 a. m. Tuesday, St. Mary’s cathedral. Interment, Olivet.

© The Wyoming Eagle, Cheyenne, Wyoming Dec. 25, 1954
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Feb. 10, 1883 - Born Hendrikus Antonius Schellinger in Alkmaar, The Netherlands to Jodocus and Geertrudis Vredevoort Schellinger.

July 15, 1906 - Ordained

Oct. 1, 1906 - Arrived at the port of New York, USA aboard the S. S. Zeeland; Henri Schellinger, age 23, Clergyman, destination Cheyenne, Wyo. to meet Alph Roder, Priest.

1907 Cheyenne, Wyoming City Directory - Schellinger Rev. Henry, asst [assistant], St. Mary’s Cathedral, res[idence] 214 W. 19th.

1908 Cheyenne, Wyoming City Directory - Schellinger Rev. Henry, moved to Rawlins [Wyoming].

Apr. 25, 1910 Federal Census; Monarch Precinct, Carneyville Coal Camp, Sheridan County, Wyoming - Schellinger, Rev H, age 27, born in Holland, occupation Priest, Catholic Church.

1912 Sheridan, Wyoming City Directory - Schellinger Henry Rev., pastor St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Sept. 12, 1918 World War I Draft Registration; Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming - Henry Anthony Schellinger, age 35, born Feb. 10, 1883, occupation Catholic Priest, nearest relative: Joseph Schellinger, Alkmaar, Holland.

Jan. 17, 1920 Federal Census; Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming - Schellinger, Henry, age 37, born in Holland, became naturalized US citizen in 1911, occupation Priest, Catholic.

Apr. 19, 1930 Federal Census; Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming - Schellinger, Father, age 47, born in Holland, occupation Priest, Catholic Church.

Apr. 15, 1940 Federal Census; Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming - Schellinger, Henry A., age 57, born in Holland, occupation Priest, Catholic Church.

May 5, 1953 - Chaplain for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Florida Novitiate at Jensen Beach, Fla.

Dec. 19, 1954 - Died in Stuart, Martin County, Florida

Dec. 28, 1954 - Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Cheyenne, Laramie County Wyoming. Burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Cheyenne.
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Biographical information and newspaper articles courtesy of Jerry August 2014.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 51441750
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Henry Schellinger (10 Feb 1883–19 Dec 1954), Find a Grave Memorial no. 51441750, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Time Wasted (contributor 47168791) .