Father Conrad Ludwig Schulte, 1899 Biography
Posted By: David Reineke (email)
Date: 4/28/2006 at 14:18:04
I translated the following biography from Der Carroll Demokrat, a German-language newspaper published in Carroll, Iowa, between about 1874 and 1920. It was originally published in a special 25th Anniversary Edition of the paper on Friday, 20 September 1899. Information in brackets and notes at the end are my own explanations. It reads as follows:
The Rev. Father Schulte, Pastor at the St. Bernard Parish in Breda.
The Rev. Conrad Ludwig Schulte was born on 27 January 1835 in Leiberg, BŁren County, Westphalia, Paderborn Diocese. He immigrated to America in 1847 and was ordained a priest on 29 August 1863. His first mission was at Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, along with the two neighboring towns of Kanes and Elkport. His second parish was Luxemburg, Dubuque County; his third was Festina, in Winneshiek County, along with the branches of St. Lucas and Conover, of which the former became his main parish in 1868, with West Union as a branch. In 1870 the Rev General Vicar Brazil sent him to New Vienna, Dubuque County. He worked there as an energetic pastor for 12 years. In 1882 he chose St. Bernardís Parish in Breda, Carroll County, from several parishes which the Rev. Archbishop had offered him. His works in this parish are probably unknown to only a few readers of the Demokrat. We wish to only briefly mention that under his care and leadership the parish school was established and the beautiful church and handsome rectory were built. From here, the Lord called his true servant home after 33 years of zealous work with one final test, which he endured with forbearance, namely a disease of the throat, to which his once-strong nature fell sacrifice after a 12-month battle on 27 September 1897. His earthly remains were interred at the cemetery of St. Bernardís Parish in Breda after a solemn funeral conducted by his three reverend brothers who survived him. His grieving parishioners paid their last respects, specifically with the erection of a very appropriate gravestone, under which he may rest in peace until the final trumpet call wakes him and calls him to his eternal reward.
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