Joseph Mohr

MOHR, Joseph. b. Salzburg, Austria, 11 December 1792; d. Wagrein, near St Johann, 4 December 1848. He was a chorister in the cathedral choir at Salzburg. He was ordained into the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1815. Most of his life was spent in parishes near Salzburg, but from 1817 to 1819 he was assistant priest at Oberndorf in Bavaria. His next appointments were as assistant at Ramsau and Laufen; as co-adjutor at Kuchl, Golling, Vigann, Adnet and Authering; as vicar-substitute at Hof and at Hintersee. In 1828 he became vicar of Hintersee, and in 1839 priest at Wagrein, near St Johann, where he died. He is said to have died in poverty, having given away any money that he received. Mohr is...

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