Eckert, Fr. Stephen

Title: Eckert, Fr. Stephen

Reference Code: Mss-2435

Inclusive Dates: 1915-1952

Quantity: 000.03 cu. ft.

Location: Sm Mss

Abstract: In 1913, Fr. Stephen Eckert, O.M. Cap., became the first resident pastor of St. Benedict the Moor Mission, which served Milwaukee’s African-American community, and he continued working at the mission until his death in 1923.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, a mass book, a prayer card and a 1949 Mission Report.  Most of the material relates to Fr. Stephen but there are also obituaries for Ecker’s biographer, Fr. Bittle, O.M. Cap., as well as Fr. Philip Steffes, rector of St. Benedict’s.

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: English