Albert Henry Ottenweller

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Albert Henry Ottenweller
Bishop of Steubenville Diocese
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
SeeSteubenville Diocese
In office1977 - 1992
PredecessorAnthony John King Mussio
SuccessorGilbert Ignatius Sheldon
OrdinationJune 19, 1943
Personal details
Born(1916-04-05)April 5, 1916
Stanford, Montana Flag of the United States.svg
DiedSeptember 23, 2012(2012-09-23) (aged 96)
Toledo, Ohio
Previous postBishop

Albert Henry Ottenweller (April 5, 1916 – September 23, 2012)[1] was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Steubenville from 1977 to 1992.


Albert Ottenweller was born in Stanford, Montana, to Charles and Mary (née Hake) Ottenweller.[2] At age six, he moved with his family to Leipsic, Ohio, where he attended the parochial school of St. Mary's Church.[3] He then attended St. Joseph's High School and St. Joseph's College, both in Rensselaer, Indiana.[3] He continued his studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he earned a Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 1943.[2]

He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Karl Joseph Alter on June 19, 1943.[4] His first assignment was as a curate at St. John's Church in Delphos, where he remained for sixteen years.[2] He then served at St. Richard's Church in Swanton (1959–61) before serving as pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Blakeslee from 1961 to 1962.[3] He then served as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Bono (1962–68), St. John's Church in Delphos (1968–76), and St. Michael's Church in Findlay (1976–77).[3] In addition to his pastoral duties, he served as director of the Spanish Apostolate (1958–69) and was named vicar general of the Diocese of Toledo in 1968.[3]

On April 17, 1974, Pope Paul VI appointed Ottenweller auxiliary bishop of Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), and the Titular Bishop of Perdices. He was consecrated on May 29, 1974. Ottenweller was installed as bishop of the Steubenville Diocese on November 22, 1977, having been appointed by Pope Paul VI on October 11, 1977, where he remained until retirement on January 28, 1992.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Obituary
  2. ^ a b c Curtis, Georgina Pell (1961). The American Catholic Who's Who. XIV. Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Walter Romig.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Most Reverend Albert H. Ottenweller". Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville. Archived from the original on September 27, 2012.
  4. ^ "Bishop Albert Henry Ottenweller". David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 21, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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