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August John Schwertner, American bishop.

Background

Schwertner, August John was born on December 23, 1870 in Canton, Ohio, United States. Son of Anton and Christina (Richart) Schwertner.

Education

Educated Canisius College (Buffalo, New York), St. Mary’s Seminary (Cleveland, O.).

Career

Ordained priest R.C. Church, 1897. Curate St. Columba’s Church, Youngstown, O., 1897. Pastor St. Anthony’s Church, Milan, O., 1897-1903, St. Mary’s Church, Rockport, 1903-1907, St. John’s Church, Lima, 1907-1913.

Chancellor Diocese of Toledo, 1913-1921. Named domestic prelate by Pope Benedict XV, 1916. Consecrated bishop of Wichita, June 8, 1921.

Connections

father:
Anton Schwertner

mother:
Christina (Richart) Schwertner