Joseph Eger was born near Carrolltown, PA in 1863. He entered St.
Vincent's College in 1874, and was ordained a priest in the Abbey by the
Rt. Rev. Richard Phelan, D. D., on 8 Jul 1886. He was then sent as
assistant to the German congregation in Allegheny City.
On the 11 Aug
1888, Father Eger was appointed pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church
in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA.
on Father Francis Joseph Eger