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Bishop Ignatius Horstmann

ARMS: Argent, a closed book lying gules edged or and with seven pendant seals along its fore-edge gules, lying upon it a flat Latin cross sable, and upon that and the book a lamb nimbed or couchant guardant proper; all between in chief a Jehovah, viz. a triangle issuing rays of light or and charged in the centre with an eye proper, and in base the letter M azure.


Arms are courtesy of the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio.

H. E. the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Frederick Ignatius Horstmann, D.D., 3rd Bishop of Cleveland was born on 16 December 1840 in Philadelphia, PA, Ordained on 10 June 1865 in Rome, Italy, Consecrated 25 Feb 1892 in Philadelphia, Enthroned in Cleveland on 9 March 1892, he died on 13 May 1908 in Cleveland and is buried in St. John’s Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio.

Through our uncle by marriage, Francis Thomas Donahue, we are honored to be able to call him kissin’ cousin. ( see Francis Donahue's file ) We have in our possession a very sharp photograph of Bishop Horstmann unveiling a memorial monument to President McKinley on 30 September 1907, amongst the VIPs in the front row was the sitting President, Theodore Roosevelt.

We wish to thank and credit the courtesy of the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, for permission to copy and use the text of the blazon and the image pertaining to the arms of Bishop Horstmann as background information.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

Wedvick Armorial, 029g, Horstmann, 20080318
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