Frederick Katzer


Frederick Katzer

Frederick Xavier Katzer (February 7, 1844 – July 23, 1903) was a Roman Catholic archbishop. Katzer was the third Bishop of Diocese of Green Bay and the third Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in Wisconsin.

Born in Ebensee in Upper Austria, Katzer immigrated to Minnesota in 1864. He soon moved to Milwaukee where he studied at St. Francis Seminary and was ordained on December 21, 1866. He joined the seminary faculty and taught a variety of subjects, until transferring to Green Bay in 1875. [ [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bkatzer.html Archbishop Frederick Francis Xavier Katzer [Catholic-Hierarchy ] ]

Frederick Katzer was appointed Bishop of Green Bay on July 13,1886 after Bishop Francis Krautbauer's death and served as Bishop until his appointment as the third archbishop of Milwaukee on January 30, 1891. [ [http://www.archmil.org/bishops/BishopKatzer.asp Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Former Archbishops: Bishop Katzer ] ] His nomination was opposed by some Irish Catholics, who felt a policy of "Germanization" of the archdiocese set in place by his predecessors should not be continued. This is reflected in the architecture of many of the city's early churches, including the historic Old St. Mary's Church and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

During his tenure, Katzer was a strong supporter of Catholic schools. He successfully lobbied for the repeal of the Bennett Law in 1890, which would have required all public schools to teach in English and was perceived as an attack on immigrants and parochial schools. The Sisters of the Divine Savior also made their home in Milwaukee at the urging of Katzer, during a visit to Pope Leo XIII in 1895.

Archbishop Frederick Xavier Katzer died in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on July 23, 1903 at the age of 59. He is buried in a small cemetery on the grounds of St. Francis Seminary.

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External links

* [http://www.archmil.org/bishops/bishopkatzer.asp Biography at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee]
* [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=2756 Dictionary of Wisconsin History]


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