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RADEMACHER, Joseph (rah-de-mah'-ker), R. C. bishop, born in Westphalia, Michigan, 3 December, 1840. He finished his theological course in St. Michael's seminary, Pittsburg, was ordained priest on 2 August, 1863, and stationed at Attica, Indiana, at the same time attending several other missions. In 1869 he was transferred to the pastorate of the Church of St. Paul of the Cross, Columbia City, and in 1877 was appointed pastor of the Church of St. Mary, Fort Wayne, and Shortly afterward chancellor of the diocese. His next post was that of pastor of St. Mary's church, Lafayette. His zeal and ability in these several places recommended him for promotion. He was nominated to the see of Nashville on 21 April, 1883, and consecrated bishop on 24 June following by Archbishop Feehan, of Chicago. Since that time he has worked earnestly and successfully for the advancement of his diocese, which at present (1888) contains 28 priests, 5 ecclesiastical students, 36 churches, 9 orphan asylums, 15 female religions institutions, 15 parochial schools, 5 academies, and a college.
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