Eckert, Fr. StephenSeptember 14, 2015
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