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MATZ, Nicholas, R. C. bishop, born in Munster, Alsace-Lorraine, 6 April, 1850. He entered the Petit seminaire of Finstingen in 1865, but did not complete his classical course. In 1868 he came to the United States and prepared for the priesthood in the College of St. Mary's of the West, Cincinnati. In 1874 he was ordained priest and appointed assistant pastor of the cathedral of Den-vet, and he was transferred in 1877 to the pastorate of Georgetown, Colonel After building a church, school, and hospital, which latter he placed under the charge of the Sisters of St. Joseph, he exchanged this parish for the new one of St. Anne's, East Denver. Here he labored with the same zeal until he was nominated in 1887 coadjutor of Bishop Machebeuf, of Colorado. He was consecrated in the diocesan cathedral on 28 October Bishop Matz is an accomplished linguist, speaking French, English, German, Italian, and Spanish.
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