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Rev. Edward Gaule was born at Kilkenny, Ireland, in the year 1847. He was educated, principally, at St. John's College, in Waterford. He came to the United States in 1869, and was ordained in Milwaukee, at St. Francis' seminary. His first charge, after his ordination, was at Otter Creek, Jackson county, Iowa, where he remained about three months, after which he was stationed at the cathedral in Dubuque, for a short time, then went to Elkport, Clayton county, Iowa, where he remained for six months; thence to Fort Madison in the same State. He remained at the latter place one and a half years, and came from there to Atlantic. In 1881, he returned to Europe, visiting his native land, also England, France and Italy, stopping for some days at London, Paris, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Florence and Rome.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 892-893.

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