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Holweck, Frederick G.


Author, editor; b. Baden, Germany, Dec. 29, 1856;d. St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 15, 1927. After studying at Freiburg and Karlsruhe, Germany, he arrived in the U.S. when he was 20 years old. He entered St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, Wis., and was ordained on June 27, 1880. Thereafter, he worked in parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In 1924, after many years of research, he published the Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. The following year he published the Calendarium liturgicum festorum Dei et Dei Matris, an enlarged edition of his Fasti Mariani (1892). A frequent contributor to periodicals and newspapers, he was editor (190525) of the Pastoral-Blatt, a review sponsored by the German clergy in St. Louis, and contributing editor (191823) of the St. Louis Catholic Historical Review. Honored with a doctorate in theology from the University of Freiburg, Germany, Holweck was elevated to the rank of domestic prelate in 1923. On Jan. 6, 1926, Abp. John J. Glennon appointed him vicar-general of St. Louis.

Bibliography: j. rothensteiner, History of the Archdiocese of St. Louis (St. Louis 1928).

[j. j. leibrecht]

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