Biography of John Castaldi
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Castaldi, John, was born at Piacanza, Italy, November 28, 1834. His father was a merchant, and at the age of fifteen John was sent to college. For three years he studied philosophy and then attended College Alberroni, and still later was at Genoa at the Propaganda. Having completed a very thorough education, our subject entered the priesthood, and in September, 1859, came to Buffalo as assistant priest at the Cathedral. Later he was at Corning and Batavia, and in January, 1862, was appointed to St. Joseph's at Albion. He also attended the parish at Holley about thirteen years. Coming to Albion, Father Castaldi found about 100 families in his parish; it now numbers 200. He also attended the Polish people in Albion for a time. In 1870, through his own efforts, and at his own expense, Father Castaldi established the "Holy Name" convent now in charge of the Sisters of Mercy, and we may add that this insti tution has ever been supported by the worthy priest.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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