Rese, Friedrich, 1791-1871

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Son of John Gotfried Reese and Caroline Alrutz, was born in Weinenburg, Hanover, Feb. 6, 1791; was tailor's apprentice until 1813, when he joined cavalry regiment and fought until Waterloo. Became theological student in Rome. Was ordained, 1822, went to Africa, returned to Germany, 1524, and was called to America by Bishop Fenwick. Became first German priest in Northwest. Was instrumental in founding of Leopoldine Society of Vienna. Became vicar-general for Michigan-Wisconsin. Was named first bishop of Detroit and consecrated by Roseti, 1533. Was associated with numerous prominent churches and orders in Detroit and the territory. He resigned because of impaired health, 1837, and returned to Rome and then Germany, and died in Hildesheim, Dec. 30, 1871. (From Dic. Am. Biog.) (blue index cards)

From the description of Friedrich Rese papers, 1833-1927 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 615587350

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Birth 1791-02-06

Death 1871-12-29

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