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    REV. GOSWIN B. MENGE, the present assistant at St. Boniface Church, Piqua, Ohio, has accomplished much for the good of the church and its members, in spite of the fact that he is the youngest clergyman ever stationed in this county. Born at 952 Hatch Street, Mt. Adams, Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 3, 1883, he received his primary schooling at the Immaculata. Completing the course in 1896, he entered St. Xavier College, the most famous Roman Catholic institution for higher education throughout the Ohio Valley. Seldom meditating on a future career, with but one end in view, the obtaining of a thorough college education, Father Menge devoted much time to particular studies, receiving special instructions in various branches. Under the direction of Rev. James Shannon, S.T., he obtained a special course in electricity, which has proven of much advantage to him even in his ecclesiastical career. Determined to obtain a knowledge of the people in general he plunged into politics and frequently assisted at primaries and Conventions. In June 1903, he graduated from St. Xavier, obtaining the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

    The future was a matter Father Menge seldom considered, but his thoughts were turned in this direction by the death of his brother Lawrence. After mature deliberation, and seeking counsel from both friends and foes, he chose an ecclesiastical career, entering Mt. St. Mary's Seminary of the West, the September following his graduation from St. Xavier. Being ordained priest by Archbishop Moeller in June 1907, he was assigned to Rev. George P. Steinlage as assistant.

    Father Menge is a devoted son of his Alma Mater, a member of its Alumni Association, and of the Xothree Club, a society composed of the members of the Xavier Class of '03. He is the first assistant sent to St. Boniface Church direct from the Seminary, and his motto, "Bigotry is ignorance," has gained for him many non-Catholic friends.

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