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Rev. Anthony O. Bosler (1860-?)
Born in Maria Hill, Ind., pastor of St. Mary's church in West Bay City.

Biography. Added Oct., 2010.

History of Michigan, by Charles Moore - 1915.


Rev. Anthony O. Bosler, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, West Bay City, Michigan, was born March 23, 1888 at Maria Hill, Indiana, and is a son of Louis and Mary (Kreiling) Bosler. His paternal ancestors were natives of Germany and Austria, and the American founder of the family was Simon Bosler, from whom descended the Boslers of Spencer and Dubios counties, Indiana. The family has always been connected with the Roman Catholic faith. The maternal ancestors of Father Bosler came from Hanover, Germany, and the Kreilings were also known early in the history of Dubois county, Indiana. Louis Bosler was born in Indiana, and there spent his entire life, dying February 2, 1892, at the age of thirty-seven years. The mother, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee, still survives, and is a resident of Maria Hill, Indiana.

The preliminary educational training of Father Bosler was secured in the schools of Spencer county, Indiana, and he early decided upon the priesthood as a field of his life work. Accordingly he studied for twelve years at the Papal College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio, and was ordained priest June 7, 1913. His first charge was his present one, when he became assistant pastor to the Rev. Edward A. Caldwell, at St. Mary's Church, Father Caldwell having recently been assigned to St. Mary's church at Saginaw. Father Bosler arrived in Bay City July 12, 1913, and expects to make this state his permanent home. He is more than pleased with his location and charge at St. Mary's Church. During the brief time that he was under the charge of Father Caldwell he reaped a great benefits from his superior's wise teachings, and still hold him in the greatest reverence. A studios and zealous young priest, ambitious to aid in the salvation of his fellow-beings and in the furthering of their spiritual, moral and material welfare, he undoubtedly has a promising future in the work which he has chosen and tow which he was ordained.

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People Referenced
Bosler, Anthony O. (subject)
Bosler, Louis (father)
Caldwell, Edward A.
Kreiling, Mary (mother)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Columbus, OH
Dubios Co., IN
Maria Hill, IN
Memphis, TN
Papal College Josephinum
Spencer Co., IN
St. Mary's Church
West Bay City, MI
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