University of Minnesota

Odone, Nicolo Carlo, Papers

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IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Odone, Nicolo Carlo Rev., 1868-1947.
Dates: 1895-1947
Abstract: Papers (1895-1947) of Father Nicolo Carlo Odone (1868-1947), a Catholic priest in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, include a 90 volume personal diary, correspondence, financial records, and newspaper clippings, as well as a history of Italian Americans in St. Paul. Materials relate to his activities as pastor of Holy Redeemer congregation, Margaret Barry House, and the House of the Good Shepherd. Included in the diaries are sketches and paintings. Also included are records of Holy Redeemer Congregation.
Quantity: 17 linear ft.
Language: In Italian and English.
Collection ID: IHRC1710


Father Nicolo Carlo Odone (1868-1947) was born in Sestri Ponente, Italy. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1889 and came to America, where he performed priestly functions. After a short stay in Coal City, Illinois, he returned to Italy in 1897, but in 1899 again came to America, invited by Archbishop Ireland to come to St. Paul, Minnesota to establish a church for the Italians. He served the Italian community as pastor of Holy Redeemer Church until 1910. Subsequently he became chaplain at the House of the Good Shepherd in St. Paul. From 1924 to 1927, he had a number of short-term clerical assignments. In 1927 took up duties at Margaret Barry House (Minneapolis, Minnesota). He retired to a contemplative life in Stillwater, Minnesota in 1934.



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Index Terms

Italian Americans--Minnesota.
Italian American newspapers.
Church records and registers--Minnesota--Saint Paul.
Italian Americans--Minnesota--Saint Paul--History.

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