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1852 Henry Fortman, b. 1802, Germany...farmer (1850 Census, New Trier)....Rev?....Pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1847 - 1852, said Mass in the Schmidt House on "the Ridge"

from: The Life and Writings of the Right Reverend John McMullen, D.D.: First Bishop of Davenport, Iowa

p. 60.......McHenry (Township, Illinois), March 20, 1852.

"I had the pleasure pf spending a few Days among friends in this vicinity....Not more than three or four miles from McHenry town there are two settlements of German Catholics, one on each side of the Fox River."
"On the the west side of the river a very handsome and sufficiently capacious frame church 75 by 32, was commenced in 1850, and plastered and completed this year."
"It was solemnly blessed by the Bishop of Chicago, and dedicated in honor of St John the Baptist, on the second Sunday of November last (1851) when the sacrament of Confirmation was also administered to sixty-three children and adults."

"THE CONGREGATION HAS HITHERTO BEEN ATTENDED BY THE REV. HENRY FORTMANN, OF NEW TRIER, COOK COUNTY."

"Rev. T.B. Regal was afterward appointed to take charge it it, but was sent to Joliet, where the German Catholics desired to have a priest of their language, and where they have since begun to lay the foundation of a church for their own use."

Henry Fortmann, b. 1892 Germany...farmer....Rev.?

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Linked toFortmann [a Kleine] Clemens (I) August Ludwig; Fortmann [a Kleine] Clemens (I) August Ludwig; Fortmann [Gross] Franz Joseph Henry (?) Rev.; Fortmann [Kleine] Johannes Heinrich (a.k.a Henry Ist ) Joseph; Fortmann [Kleine] Johannes Heinrich (a.k.a Henry Ist) Joseph; GrossFortmann Franz Joseph [ Heinrich ? ]

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