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Bishop Joseph Projectus Machebeuf

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Bishop Joseph Projectus Machebeuf

  • Birth 11 Aug 1812 Riom, Departement du Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
  • Death 10 Jul 1889 Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
  • Burial Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
  • Plot Inside Gallagher Memorial Chapel, Section 21, Block 7
  • Memorial ID 8329612

Roman Catholic Bishop. Denver's first Catholic Bishop, he was consecrated Bishop of Denver on August 16, 1868. He became known as "the Apostle of Colorado" for his unceasing work for the Catholic Church. Mount Olivet Cemetery, in which he is buried, was part of a 440 acre farm purchased by Bishop Machebeuf and donated by him to the Church. A peak in Colorado near Loveland Pass is named in his honor.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Salena Odom
  • Added: 28 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8329612
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bishop Joseph Projectus Machebeuf (11 Aug 1812–10 Jul 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8329612, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .