Father Pierre Yves Keralum

Father Pierre Yves Keralum (HM27Y1)

Location: Brownsville, TX 78520 Cameron County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 54.156', W 97° 29.768'

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Father Pierre Yves Keralum was born in France in 1817, and worked as both a cabinetmaker and an architect before entering the seminary at the age of 28.
In 1852 he was ordained an Oblate of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.) and sent to deep south Texas to assist in the missionary work of this rugged frontier territory.
Father Keralum quickly put his architectural training to good use by designing Gothic styled churches through the border region. He is most remembered for his great devotion to the service of the many isolated "ranchitos" in the area.
On a mission to the ranchitos in 1872 he disappeared, leaving his fate a mystery until ten years later, when his remains were discovered some four miles north of the present city of Mercedes. Apparently, the aging priest had become disoriented in the thick brush, and was unable to find his way. In the end, Father Keralum gave his life, as well as his love, serving the people of the Rio Grande Delta.
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HM NumberHM27Y1
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Placed ByBrownsville Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 650638 N 2865761
Decimal Degrees25.90260000, -97.49613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 54.156', W 97° 29.768'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 54' 9.3599999999999" N, 97° 29' 46.08" W
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Area Code(s)956
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1218 E Jefferson St, Brownsville TX 78520, US
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