Hüsgen studied at the University of Bonn from 1787 to 1790 and received his doctorate. theol. et phil. In 1792 he was ordained a priest and was initially school vicar in Giesenkirchen and from 1798 pastor in Oberdollendorf. Later as pastor to Himmelgeist and then to Richterich, he was a school councilor in Aachen from 1816 .
The Archbishop of Cologne , Ferdinand August von Spiegel , appointed Hüsgen as cathedral dean in the new Cologne cathedral chapter in 1825 and appointed him vicar general. After the archbishop's death (1835), elected vicar of the cathedral chapter and thus administrator of the archdiocese, the new archbishop Clemens August Droste zu Vischering reinstated him as vicar general, which he now held until his death.
His grave is in the crypt of the Cologne Cathedral Chapter on the Melatenfriedhof .
- Hermann Hüffer : Hüsgen, Johann . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 13, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1881, pp. 453-456.
- Norbert Trippen: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 9, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1972, ISBN 3-428-00190-7 , p. 745 f. ( ). In:
Vicar General of Cologne
1825 - 1841
|Johann Jakob Iven|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German Catholic priest and vicar general|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 22, 1769|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Giesenkirchen|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 23, 1841|
|Place of death||Cologne|