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Reminiscences of Mr. Luke Maguire, of St. Augustine's, Cambria County, PA., taken in 1879. Records o...
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Reminiscences of Mr. Luke Maguire, of St. Augustine's, Cambria County, PA., taken in 1879. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XIII. Pages 231-232.
Flick, Lawrence F.
11 January 2014
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
Catholica ACHS Records
Cambria County (Pa.)
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REMINISCENCES OF MR. LUKE MAGUlRE, OF ST. AUGUS- TlNE’S, CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA., TAKEN IN 1879, BY LAWRENCE F. FLICK, M. D. Mr. Luke Maguire was a son of Captain Maguire, the pioneer settler of northern Cambria county, and the man who was in- strumental, in a measure at least, in bringing Prince Gallitzin to the Allegheny Mountains. When his reminiscences were taken he was eighty-three years old, and his memory was be- ginning to fail. He had been associated with the very earliest history of this Catholic settlement, and for the early years of his life his recollections seem to have been vivid. He was per- haps more intimately associated with the removal of the Trap- pists from northern Cambria county than any other man, and ‘it is upon this point particularly that his reminiscences are in- teresting. According to Mr. Maguire’s account the Trappists came to northern Cambria in 1816 or 1817, but possibly in 1814. The place upon which they located was known later as the Burns farm, and later still as the McDale farm, and was within a quarter of a mile of the present location of Carrolltown, on what is now the John Flick estate. Dr. Gallitzin came out and asked the settlers to help the Trappists to put up a build- ing. There were five Trappists in the colony, and they re- mained at Carrolltown a few years. They spoke French, and could not speak English, and during their stay in this part of the country they had to endure many hardships. When they reached Loretto on their way to Maryland, Mr. Maguire was given the task of hauling them to Bedford. One of them was so ill that he had to be hauled in the wagon. He died on the way between Bedford and Lancaster, and was buried at Lan- caster."‘ At Newry they put up at an old house and remained “ Mr. Sener. of Lancaster. has found traces of this monk in one of the cemeteries of Lancaster. and has published an account of it. See RECORDS. vol. vi. pace 32!- 23: