Priest's remains come home after 113 years
he remains of one of northern
Michigan's first Catholic priests are being returned home after more than a hundred years.
Philip Zorn was known for establishing Catholic churches in many of our communities and Friday he will be laid to rest in at Holy Childhood Church in Harbor Springs.
couple decades ago
Francis Partridge at St. Augustine Monastery in Conway started researching the beloved priests past.
e discovered that
Father Zorn was buried in the year 1900 at a hospital cemetary in Manistee. This was far from his home in Emmet County.
Zorn spent a majority of the 1800s in Harbor Springs and was also in charge of churches in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Suttons Bay, and many others around the area.
few years back
Partridge visited the grave site and felt that Father Zorn did not receive a proper burial.
Whoever put the name on the tombstone spelled
that wasn't his name," Father Partridge explained. "I think it's a disgrace that he was buried under the wrong stone for 113 years."
Partridge tells funded this project with his own money so he could ensure the project could be completed quickly.
The burial will be held Friday July 12th at Holy Childhood Church in Harbor Springs. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.