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Rev. Father Michael Joseph Quirk

1838 - 1922



     Father Michael Joseph Quirk was born 29 Nov 1838 in Vicksburg, Warren Co., Mississippi. He died 15 Aug 1922 and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Dubuque Co., Iowa.

     Michael studied at St. Mary's Seminary, Perry Co., Missouri. He also studied at St. Vincent's College, Cape Girardeau, CGC, Missouri. He studied at St. Thomas Seminary, Bardstown, Nelson Co., Kentucky. He studied at St. Frances' Theological College, Milwaukee, MC, Wisconsin. He was accounted for 24 Nov 1850 in South Fork Twp., Delaware Co., Iowa. He was accounted for 21 Aug 1860 in South Fork Twp., Delaware Co., Iowa. He was accounted for 23 Jul 1870 in South Fork Twp, Delaware Co., Iowa. 


1872-1875 Sacred Heart Church Littleport, Cox Creek twp. Clayton, Co.
1872-1875 St. Michael's Church, Garber, Clayton Co.,
1875-1877 St. Joseph's Church, Rickardsville, Jefferson Twp, Dubuque Co.
1877-1879 Sacred Heart Church, Reilly Settlement, Chickasaw Co.
1877-1879 St. Rose Church, Eden Twp, Fayette Co.
1879-1887 St. Brigid's Church, Grand Junction, Junction Twp, Greene Co.
1887-1888 St. Joseph's Church, Barnum, Webster Co.
1888-1889 St. Patrick's Church, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co.
1889-1890 Sacred Heart Church, Early, Sac Co.
1890-1892 St. Joseph's Church, Barnum, Webster Co.
1892-1899 Mt. St. Clare Convent, Clinton, Clinton Co.
1899-1902 St. Mary's Church, Hawarden, Sioux Co.
1902-1903 Sacred Heart Church, Clay Co.
1903-1904 St. Columbkille's Church, Varina, Pocahontas Co.
1903-1907 Our Lade of Good Counsel Church, Moorland, Webster Co.
1907-1912 Retirement
1912-1917 Mt. Alverno, Novitiate of the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Clinton Co.
1917-1922 Retirement


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