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Transcribed biography of Edward J. Mungovan

REV. EDWARD J. MUNGOVAN - A popular figure of Valparaiso, Indiana, the beloved pastor of St. Paul's Church of that city, was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on December 19, 1876, the son of Thomas C. and Mary (Fox) Mungovan, the former of whom was born in the County Clare, Ireland, and the latter a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To the parents were born nine children, four sons and five daughters, of whom our subject was the youngest. The others are: Frank, city judge of Fort Wayne; Lillian, the wife of Richard Markey; William, Emma, Ella; Rev. Thomas, who died while serving as pastor of St. Mary's Church of Anderson; and Edith, who is also deceased.

Rev. E. J. Mungovan was educated in the parochial schools of Fort Wayne, and in 1892 entered St. Joseph's College at Rensselaer, Indiana, where he remained for six years; after this he spent five years at Mount St. Mary's Seminary at Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1902 he was ordained to the priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Bishop H. J. Alerding of Fort Wayne. On May 24, 1902, he was assigned to St. Patrick's Church of Fort Wayne, and in 1907 he was appointed pastor of St. Patrick's Church of Arcola, Indiana. He entered his duties as pastor of St. Paul's Church on November 1, 1914, and has since served this pastorate.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 249

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