Schrieck, Louise van der (1813–1886)

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Schrieck, Louise van der (1813–1886)

Dutch nun. Born Josephine van der Schrieck, Nov 14, 1813, in Bergen-op-Zoom, Netherlands; died Dec 3, 1886, in Cincinnati, OH.

Joined the order of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Belgium (1837); moved to US to help establish an order in Cincinnati (1840) and became its superior (1845), then superior-provincial of convents east of Rocky Mountains; during her 38 years as superior-provincial, added 27 convents.