Bishop Joseph Machebeuf (1812–1889)

Bishop of Denver, 1887–1889

Machebeuf was a missionary in Ohio, New Mexico, and Arizona before braving the unchurched territory of the mountain west. He had already represented the Church in the states of Colorado and Utah as a bishop (vicar apostolic) for nine years before Denver was elevated to diocesan status and he became its first bishop.


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