Christian Herman Winkelmann

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Christian Herman Winkelmann (September 12, 1883 – November 19, 1946) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Wichita from 1940 to 1946.

Biography[edit]

Christian Winkelmann was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to John and Anna (née Becker) Winkelmann.[1] He attended St. Francis Solanus College in Quincy, Illinois, before returning to Missouri and studying at Kenrick Seminary.[1] He was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1907.[2] He then served as curate at St. Peter's Church in St. Charles until 1922, when he became pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Rich Fountain.[1] He was pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church in St. Louis from 1929 to 1939.[1]

On September 13, 1933, Winkelmann was appointed the first Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis and Titular Bishop of Sita by Pope Pius XI.[2] He received his episcopal consecration on the following November 30 from Archbishop John J. Glennon, with Bishops Thomas Francis Lillis and Francis Johannes serving as co-consecrators.[2] Following the death of Bishop Augustus John Schwertner, Winkelmann was named the third Bishop of Wichita, Kansas, by Pope Pius XII on December 27, 1939.[2] He was later installed at Wichita on March 5, 1940.[1] He remained as bishop for the next six years, until his death at age 63.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Curtis, Georgina Pell (1961). The American Catholic Who's Who XIV. Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Walter Romig. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bishop Christian Herman Winkelmann". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Augustus John Schwertner
Bishop of Wichita
1940—1946
Succeeded by
Mark Kenny Carroll