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John Baptist Miege

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Date: Between 1863 and 1870

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Miege, John Baptist *1

Unit ID: 3778

Abstract: John Baptist Miege was the first Catholic Bishop of Kansas.

Summary: A portrait, copied from a painting, of John Baptist Miege, 1815-1884, who was the first Catholic bishop of Kansas Territory.

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Title (Main title): John Baptist Miege


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General Note: Bishop Miege was in Lawrence, Kansas on August 21, 1963 when Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill and his men attacked at dawn to loot and burn the town. Miege met Quantrill at the entrance to the St. John the Evangelist Church and succeeded in protecting the Catholic priests and a Quaker minister and his wife who'd sought safety there.

Local Note: TKO Doc ID 102479