Teacher. educational administrator
Born as Joseph-Marie Jung in Metz, France; deafened at 5. Attended an institution for deaf boys in Nancy, taught there for 5 years, then at another deaf school in Soissons for 10 years. Plans to become a monk were cut short by ill health, and he returned to teaching. Recruited by two hearing Catholic priests seeking a teacher for a new school for the deaf in Montreal, Canada, he re-entered training for the priesthood in 1854, took his vows in 1855, and traveled to Canada late that same year. He became director of the new Institution Catholique des Sourds-Muets and held that post for 7 years, also participating in the teaching. Active in giving religious services for Montreal-area deaf people for many years before dying of heart disease.
Deaf Heritage in Canada, p.73-74.
11 May 1822-13 July 1897