|Pilot, October 7,2016|
It was a time of anti-Catholic sentiments and the parish he ministered seems to have been a hot-bed of Know-Nothings. In fact, he was transferred for his safety. However, a year later, he happened to be traveling through his old parish of Ellsworth and stopped to visit his some of his former parishioners. While there the Know-Nothings grabbed him, stripped him, tarred and feathered him, placed him on a rail and promenaded him through town and eventually left to die.
No one was ever prosecuted for the incident.