Biography of Rev. Anthony B. Orlemanski
North Central Ohio Biographies

Rev. Anthony B. Orlemanski, who is pastor of the Church of the Assumption, of Grafton, is a prominent citizen of Lorain County. He was born at Erie, Pa., June 6, 1896, the son of Stanislaw and Helena (Dabroski) Orlemanski.

Stanislaw Orlemanski was a native of Posen, Poland, as was his wife. He was the manager of a large estate in his native land, but shortly after his marriage emigrated to the United States and settled at Erie, Pa., where he became the proprietor of a well established grocery business. For several years he was also in the employ of the New York Central Railroad, and as a reward for an act of bravery while in the latter's employ he received the Carnegie medal. Mr. Orlemanski died in February, 1928, and his wife died in August, 1929. Both are buried at Erie. They were the parents of ten children, as follows: 1. Anna, the widow of Max Krzyzan, lives at Youngstown. 2. Mary, married Michael Polaski, lives at Erie. 3. Joseph, lives at Erie. 4. Rev. Bernard, deceased. He was ordained to the priesthood after his graduation from St. Francis (Wisconsin) Seminary, and at the time of his death was located at Kankakee, Ill. 5. Rev. Stanley, who was ordained to the priesthood after his graduation from the Grande Seminary, Montreal, Canada, now located at Springfield, Mass. 6. Rev. Cassimer, ordained to the priesthood after his graduation from St. Mary's Seminary, Orchard Lake, Wis., now located at Natrona Heights, Pa. 7. Rev. Anthony B., the subject of this sketch. 8. Hattie, lives at Springfield, Mass. 9. Louise, lives at Erie. 10. Theresa, deceased.

After his graduation from the parochial schools of Erie, Pa., Anthony B. Orlemanski attended Central High School, Erie. He was graduated from St. Mary's Seminary, at Orchard Lake, Mich., in 1917, and from St. Mary's Seminary, Cleveland, in 1922, being ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph Schrembs, D. D., at St. John's Cathedral, Cleveland, in the latter year. He then served as pastor of St. John the Baptist Church at Campbell, Ohio, until June 6, 1925, when he was transferred to his present charge in Grafton as pastor of the Church of the Assumption.

Rev. Orlemanski is identified with the Cleveland Council, Knights of Columbus; and is chaplain of the Knights of St. John, No. 322.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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