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CATHOLIC SETTLEMENT SOCIETY OF IOWA

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CATHOLIC SETTLEMENT SOCIETY OF lOWA. The Catholic Settlement Society of Iowa was founded about 1856 in Dubuque by Bishop Mathias LORAS to encourage Catholic immigrants to settle in Iowa. The society attempted to establish branches throughout Iowa. It collected a membership fee of three dollars to provide money continuing its work.