William J. Nees

Dublin Core

Title

William J. Nees

Subject

Biography
William J. Nees
Photo File: Biography
Organist
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Decatur, IL.

Description

Photograph of William J. Nees sitting at the organ console. William J. Neese did his part in the celebration last week of the 65th anniversary of Father Jeremiah Murphy's entry into the priesthood, in his usual modest, characteristic manner. He played the organ for the mass which initiated the all-day tribute. Then he went home. He attended the banquet that evening but he was just one of the 600 guests. He couldn't have been coaxed to sit on the speakers' platform. He listened to the tributes, praise and compliments heaped upon Father Murphy and said, "well deserved," then he went home. For 38 years "Prof." Nees, by which he is best known, has played the organ in St. Patrick's Catholic church. No one ever sees him playing. He plays the beautiful music of the mass and when it is finished, he goes home. That is the way he prefers." "William J. Nees, organist, died yesterday in St. Mary's hospital. Sunday Aug 22, 1948.) Photo ran in the Herald and Review in 1922. (Born 3/19/1865; died 8/21/1948).

Creator

Herald and Review, Decatur, IL.

Source

Photo File: Biography - Nees, William J.

Publisher

Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur, IL.
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

1922

Contributor

William J. Nees

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO287

Coverage

Biography, William J. Nees, Photo File: Biography, St. Patrick's Church, Organist, Herald and Review, Decatur, IL.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

9.5 x 7.5"

Files

BIO287-NEES_WILLIAM_J, C1922.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, Decatur, IL., “William J. Nees,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed July 10, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2282.