found with Ruddy Family Connections
James Walker, baptized May 3,1868, parents: John & Catharine Walker, sponsors: Richard Ruddy & Mary Anna
Brigeham Jordan, baptized October 19, 1868, parents: Patricio Jordan & Anna OMaely, sponsors: Thomas Reddy, Julia & Margarita Manahan
Miriam Roddy, no date, parents Thomas Roddy & Joanna Waters
Louis Patrick Ruddy, baptized October 19, 1876, parents: Thomas & Jane Ruddy
George Vincent Witush, baptized February 20, 1884, parents: not given, sponsors: Michael Ruddy & Mary Ruddy
James Duffy, baptized August 3, 1884, parents: James & Mary Farmer, sponsors: James Farmer & Mrs Ruddy
Margarita Reddy *, baptized August 1, 1885, parents: Daniel Reddy & Annie Baker, sponsors: Anna & Patrick Manahan
Rosa Maltilda Kupp, baptized September 13, 1885, parents: not given, sponsors: Hugh Fagan & Mrs Ruddy
William Whitish, baptized February 21, 1886, parents: George Whitish & Mary Wooden, sponsors: Thomas Ruddy & Mrs Thomas Ruddy
Ellen Honora Reddy *, born June 20, 1887, baptized July 3, 1887, parents: Daniel Reddy * & Anna Baker
Edward McAndrews, born December 7, 1887, baptized January 1, 1888, parents: Peter McAndrews & Mary Terry, sponsors: Thomas Reddy & Mary McAndrews
Ruddy, born May 9, 1891, baptized June 13, 1891,
parents: Daniel Ruddy & Anna Baker, sponsors: Henry
Gallegher & Ceciia Maquire
Edna Ruddy, confirmed June 6, 1920
* Ruddy see book 4 page 150
~contributed to Clayton co. IAGenWeb by Michael Ruddy. Mike's email address can be found in the Surname Registry for 'Ruddy'
Rev. John J. Horsfeld
McGregor, Ia. - The Rev. J.J. Horsfeld is retiring after 52 years of service in the priesthood. The last 28 years were as pastor of St. Mary's Church in McGregor and Marquette.
Now 82 years of age, he has been desirous of retiring for some time. Announcement that his resignation had been accepted was made Friday by the Most Rev. Francis J.L. Beckman, Archbishop of Dubuque.
A native of Dubuque County, Father Horsfeld completed his theological course at the Grand Seminary in Montreal, Canada. His first pastorate was at Cherry Mound, Allamakee County. He then served at Jesup and Parkersburg, coming to McGregor in May, 1916.
On Dec. 20, 1941, his 50th year in the priesthood was observed with a Golden Jubilee celebration at McGregor. At that time high church dignitaries and prominent Northeast Iowa citizens eulogized the priest and the man at a testimonial dinner attended by 500 persons.
Father Horsfeld will live in McGregor. The Rev. Vernon J. Peters, former pastor of St. Peter's Church, Clermont, will succeed him as pastor of the McGregor and Marquette churches.
~Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, IA, June 11, 1944 (included the photo)
~transcribed by S. Ferrall
~Note: in many records his surname is spelled Horsfield. He died June 3, 1949 at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque. The North Iowa Times printed a very long obituary/tribute to him that included a detailed accounting of his education, pastorates and misc. personal info. - born at Epworth, Dubuque co., IA Feb. 11, 1862; survived by a brother, James Horsfield of Epworth.
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