Rev. Stephan Furdek: (1855-1915) Cleveland Priest
Stephan Furdek was born September 2, 1855 in
He was assigned to the St. Wenceslas Church where he worked until May of 1883 when he moved to the Czech parish that he organized known as Our Lady of Lourdes on E. 55th Street and Broadway, where he also founded a school. (The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History)
In 1888 he organized St. Ladislas Church made up of Slovak and Hungarian parishioners.
In 1891 he founded the National Fraternal Insurance Organization and
the First Catholic Slovak Union of the
Rev. Stephan Furdek died in Cleveland January 18, 1915 and is buried in Cleveland’s Calvary Cemetery. (The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History)