Moczygemba, Leopold

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Moczygemba, Leopold Gender: M
born on 18 October 1824 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Strzelce Opolskie, Poland, 50n31, 18e19
Timezone LMT m18e19 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°34' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 25°05 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 25°29'

Leopold Moczygemba


Silesian Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the first Polish-American parish in Panna Maria and Bandera, Texas.

During his career, he was papal envoy to the United States and founder of the Polish SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Detroit. He also ministered to the ethnic Polish populations of the north-central United States.

Moczygemba was one of the founding members of the Polish-American Association.

He died on 23 February 1891, aged 66, in Dearborn, Michigan.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "The Reverend Leopold Moczygemba, Patriarch of Polonia" by T. Lindsay Baker, Polish American Studies, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring, 1984), pp. 66-109: "Moczygemba was born in a forgotten Silesian village at one o'clock on the morning of October 18, 1824. He was the third child of Ewa Krawietz Moczygemba, who called the baby Leopold after her husband." The footnoted source is "St. Stanislaw Church, Phiznica, Opole Voivodeship, Poland, Baptismal Records (1812 to 1833), pp. 149-150."


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic priest)