Catholic Bishop of Philadelphia buried in St. Peter's Church in the city
John Nepomucene Neumann, the Catholic Bishop of Philadelphia since 1853 was buried in St. Peter's Church in the city. His funeral mass had taken place the day before in St. John's Church. Born in Bohemia in 1811, he had come to the United States in 1836 and became famous for his piety and development of parochial schools. He was canonized by Pope Paul VI in June 1977, the first male American to become a saint. (By John Osborne)
Alban Butler, Michael J. Walsh, Butler's Lives of the Saints, revised edition, (New York: Harper Collins, 1991), 5.