Johann Hüsgen

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Johann Hüsgen (born September 22, 1769 in Giesenkirchen , † April 23, 1841 in Cologne ) was Vicar General of the Archbishop of Cologne from 1825 to 1841 .

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 .


See also

predecessor Office successor
Werner Marx Vicar General of Cologne
1825 - 1841
Johann Jakob Iven