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    Rev. John F. Lampe, pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, at Tippecanoe City, was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, July 20 1884, a son of George and Elizabeth (Schloemer) Lampe. After attending the parochial schools of his native parish, Father Lampe pursued a course at St. Xavier's College, Cincinnati, then entering St. Meinrad's Seminary, in Indiana, after leaving which he enrolled at Mount St. Mary's Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, where he completed his theological training. He was ordained to the priesthood of the Catholic church in 1910, by Archbishop Moeller, his first charge being as assistant pastor of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament at Cincinnati. He subsequently became assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church, Urbana, and then spent five years at Dayton, whence he came in 1918 to Tippecanoe City to accept his present charge, succeeding Father Louis Bergheger. In connection with his duties at Tippecanoe City, Father Lampe fills the pulpit of the missions at Bedford and St. Paris. A man of great learning and splendid intellect, he has governed the affairs of his church with excellent executive ability, and as the spiritual advisor, business counselor and devoted friend of his people has won their reverence, respect and affection.

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