Rev. O. J. S. Hoog, pastor of the Catholic Church at Jefferson City, Mo., was born in Baden, Germany, April 18, 1845, his parents being Joseph and Lena (Chavoung) Hoog, the father a native of Baden, and the mother of French descent. Joseph Hoog was a mechanic by trade, and in 1853, thinking he could better his condition, he sailed for America, and located at St. Louis, Mo., where he worked at the machinist trade, and died shortly after. Here his wife also died. Rev. O. J. S. Hoog was a small boy when he came to this country, but, notwithstanding his parents' early death, he received good educational advantages and attended the St. Louis University, the St. Francis Theological Seminary at Milwaukee. Wis., and the Cape Girardeau St. Vincent's College. On December 21, 1867, he was ordained, and his first charge was Lexington, Mo., but since September of the year 1876 he has been pastor of the Catholic Church at Jefferson City. The church and parsonage, as also the school and St. Peter's Hall, have all been built under his supervision, and are handsome structures, and with the exception of the capitol building they are certainly the finest in the capital of Missouri.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries, and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Company (1889).
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