University of Notre Dame

Francis X. Pierz Papers


Origination : Pierz, Francis X., 1785-1880.
Extent : 1 reel microfilm.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

Francis X. Pierz Papers (PRZ), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence to, from, and mentioning Pierz, including four letters to Bishop Frederick Résé of Detroit (in German 1837-1839); 48 letters to Bishop Peter Lefevre of Detroit (in French and English) which include mission reports from Arbre Croche, Michigan, (1842-1852); summaries of letters from Bishop Lefevre to Pierz (1835-1853); and letters mentioning Pierz from records of the Diocese of Detroit (1840) and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (1854) and from the papers of Richard Henry Clarke (1873).

In English, French and German.

Brought together for microfilming from various collections in the Archives of the University of Notre Dame.


Catholic priest, missionary to the Indians of Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin in the middle 1800s.


Résé, John Frederick, 1791-1871.
Lefevre, Peter Paul, 1804-1869.
Pierz, Francis X., 1785-1880.
Indians of North America -- Missions.
Arbre Croche (Mich.) -- Missions.

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