The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Moeller, Henry

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MOELLER, mėl'ler, Henry, American Roman Catholic prelate; b. Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 Dec. 1849. His elementary studies were pursued at Saint Joseph's parochial school and he afterward attended Saint Xavier's College. In 1869 he went to the American College, Rome, wliere he followed a seven years' course in philosophy and theology. He was ordained priest in the church of Saint John Lateran, Rome, 10 June 1876, and after his return to Cincinnati was made pastor of Bellefontaine and later appointed to a professorship in Mount Saint Mary's Seminary, remaining there till 1879. In 1880 Archbishop Elder named him chancellor of the diocese of Cincinnati, and on 25 Aug. 1900 he was consecrated bishop of Columbus, Ohio. In April 1903 the Holy See appointed him titular archbishop of Areopolis and Coadjutor Archbishop of Cincinnati with right of succession, and on the death of Archbishop Elder, 31 Oct. 1904, he assumed charge of the archdiocese, the pallium being conferred upon him 15 Feb. 1905.