Biography of Rev. M. Bor
Saunders County, NE Biographies





Rev. M. Bor, living at Weston, has contributed in large measure to the promotion of Catholic interests in Saunders county. He was born in Bohemia, near Taus, December 21, 1868, a son of Faustin and Mary (Bnfka) Bor, who spent their entire lives in Bohemia, where the father followed the tailor's trade. In their family were seven children: Mary, the wife of Albert Mach, who resides in Bohemia; Rev. M. Bor, of this review; Annie, deceased; Katie, the wife of Andrew Vachal, residing in Bohemia; Faustin, of Wahoo, Nebraska; Margaret, the wife of John Kasa, residing in Bohemia; and Jacob, who is a tailor and makes his home in Bohemia.

Rev. M. Bor spent his youthful days in his parents home and attended the schools of his native city. He also continued his education in a gymnasium and college, his work there covering eight years. He afterward went to Budweis, Bohemia, where he entered upon preparation for the priesthood, remaining a student at that point for four years. On the expiration of that period he came to the United States and entered St. Francis Seminary, near Milwaukee, where he continued from the fall of 1887 until he was ordained on the 18th of March, 1888. In the latter year he came to Nebraska, being assigned to duty at Wilber, where he continued until March, 1889, when he went to Wahoo, remaining there until October of the same year. During that period he built the first parochial residence and became the first resident priest of Wahoo. At the same time he attended the missions at Weston and Brainard. Later he was transferred to Wilber, where he continued until 1892, when he again took charge of the Catholic church at Wahoo, remaining there for twenty three years, or until 1915, when he came to Weston, where he is now located. During the second period of his connection with the priesthood at Wahoo he, was largely instrumental in erecting the Catholic school at a cost of twenty six thousand dollars. While serving the church at Wahoo he also attended the mission at Weston and in 1905 he succeeded in erecting a fine church building at Weston at a cost of thirteen thousand dollars, while in 1914 the parochial residence was erected at a cost of sixty five hundred dollars. It is a beautiful home, one of the finest in the town.

Father Bor is a member of the Weston Catholic Union, of the Catholic Workmen's Society at Weston and the Catholic Turners. His entire life has been devoted to the church and to educational work. The town of Weston also has two Catholic cemeteries and Father Bor has taken great pride in beautifying the "silent cities." He is greatly loved by the people of his church and when he left the parish at Wahoo a reception was given in his honor by the representative men of the community and he was presented with a handsome smoker's table and humidor. Not only is he the spiritual instructor of his people but he sympathizes with them in all things and seeks ever for their uplift and benefit.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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