Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Frederick Massmann and Cardinal Mundelein, May 30, 1932

The man on the far left of this photograph of the dedication ceremony for Holy Name Technical School (now Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois) is my paternal great-grandfather, Frederick Henry Massmann (1975-1948), at his investiture in the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great for his works and generosity in the Roman Catholic Church.

In this photograph, taken on May 30, 1932, he is wearing the order's uniform and walking behind Cardinal Mundelein and some priests.  Massmann contributed $5,000 towards the building of the school.  Michael Fitzpatrick (not pictured, but referred to in the caption) donated the land for the school.

This photo is on page 15 of Lewis University by Kurt Schackmuth and Carol Wassberg, published 2002.

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