Skip to main content

Hagen, H.J., Father



  • Existence: 1861 - 1908


The Right Rev. H. J. Hagen was born at Germantown, Illinois, on May 21, 1861. He was educated at the parochial school, then at St. Joseph's College at Teutopolis, Illinois, conducted by the Franciscan Fathers, from which he graduated in 1878. He then studied in the Salesianum at St. Francis, near Milwaukee, and finally at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He was ordained priest at Alton, Illinois, by Bishop Baltes, September 23, 1883, and appointed rector of the church at Mt. Vernon and the neighboring missions of Okawville and McLeansboro. In 1889, he was called to Belleville to be assistant at the cathedral; in 1890, he was appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Belleville, and in 1895 was promoted to the rectorship of the cathedral. He died in Belleville on March 14, 1908.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

H.J. Hagen Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 8]

Identifier: DOC MSS 8
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two volumes of lecture notes, possibly written by a Father H. J. Hagen.  Hagen was a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Belleville in Illinois in 1883. The notes in these volumes are written in German and are on the topics of Church history and theology.  They evidently are based on the work of a German Jesuit, Father Hartmann Grisar, S. J. (1845-1932). How and when these volumes made their way to Saint Louis University is unknown.

Dates: Circa 1890