Joseph J. Seimetz, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Joseph J. Seimetz

REV. JOSEPH J. SEIMETZ - A popular Catholic priest of Chesterton, Indiana, was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on September 3, 1884, the son of John and Catherine (Marx) Seimetz, the former of whom was a native of Michigan City and the latter of Germany. John Seimetz was a machinist by trade, and to his marriage were born five children: Mary, deceased; Joseph; Margaret, deceased; Elizabeth; and Christine, cashier for the Northern Indiana Public Service Company at Michigan City. Rev. Seimetz attended St. Mary's School at Michigan City, after which he entered St. Joseph's College; on the completion of his studies there he pursued his theological studies in St. Mary's Seminary at Cincinnati, Ohio, and on June 18, 1911, was ordained to the priesthood at Fort Wayne by the Rt. Rev. Joseph Alerding. His first charge was as assistant pastor of St. Joseph's Church at Logansport, Indiana, where he served under the Rev. A. J. Kroeger from 1911-1920. In the latter year he came to Chesterton, and has since served his flock in this community. Other activities of Rev. Seimetz were as director of the American Red Cross in Cass County, and during the war movements in that community he found expression for his patriotism as a member of the various committees for the War Chest Fund and the general movements of that period. He is a member of the K. of C. Fourth Degree; and served as state chaplain of that order from 1917-1920. Rev. Seimetz is a patron of physical culture, and during his collegiate years he excelled in athletics.

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: 656

This biography has been transcribed exactly as it was originally published in the source. Please note that we do not provide photocopies or digital scans of biographies appearing on this website.

Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


CSS Template by Rambling Soul