Christian Herman Winkelmann

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Christian Herman Winkelmann
Bishop of Wichita
Appointed September 13, 1933
Installed 1940
Term ended 1946
Ordination June 11, 1907
Consecration November 30, 1934
by Archbishop John J. Glennon
Personal details
Born (1883-09-12)September 12, 1883
St. Louis, Missouri
Died November 19, 1946(1946-11-19) (aged 63)
Nationality American
Denomination Roman Catholic
Parents John and Anna (née Becker) Winkelmann
Education St. Francis Solanus College, Quincy, Illinois
Alma mater Kenrick Seminary

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.


Christian Winkelmann was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to John and Anna (née Becker) Winkelmann.[1] He attended St. Francis Solanus College (now Quincy University) before returning to Missouri and studying at Kenrick Seminary (now Kenrick-Glennon 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.


  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". [self-published source]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Augustus John Schwertner
Bishop of Wichita
Succeeded by
Mark Kenny Carroll
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis
Succeeded by