Joseph Melcher

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Joseph Melcher (March 19, 1806 – December 20, 1873) was the first Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay.[1]

Born in Vienna, Austria, he was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on March 27, 1830 for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis. On March 3, 1868, Pope Pius IX appointed him the first Bishop of the Green Bay Diocese and he was ordained a bishop on July 12, 1868. He died in Green Bay, Wisconsin.[2]


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Green Bay
March 3, 1868 – December 20, 1873
Succeeded by
Francis Xavier Krautbauer