Father Nicola Yanney Timeline
This timeline of the life of Father Nicola Yanney was written and compiled by Father Christopher Morris of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Kearney, Nebraska with the help of the Yanney family. Fr. Nicola Yanney was an important figure in the early Syrian Orthodox Church in America and the first to serve the Orthodox community in the Midwest.
Father Nicola was born in Fi'eh al-Koura, Lebanon in 1873 and emigrated to the United States around 1893, settling in Nebraska. In 1904 he was ordained by Bishop Raphael Hawaweeny (St. Raphael of Brooklyn). He was the first permanent pastor of St. George Orthodox Church in Kearney, Nebraska. He also ministered throughout the Midwest to communities in nineteen states including the far reaches of Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Kansas. He died in 1918 from the Spanish Flu.
This collection includes a narrative timeline written by Father Christopher Morris of Father Nicola Yanney's life beginning with his birth in 1873 and ending in 1921. The timeline includes photographs throughout and two appendices, one with other important dates and the second with missionary journey listings.
This collection is a part of a larger collection that has been divided into more specific collections.