Mazzuchelli, Samuel

Mazzuchelli, Samuel (Charles)

(1806–64) Catholic missionary priest; born in Milan, Italy. He emigrated to the U.S.A. (1828) as a Dominican seminarian and was ordained in Cincinnati (1830). After missionary work among Indians in the Mackinac Island area, he established parishes, designed churches and public buildings, and ministered to settlers over a vast area of the Mississippi valley.