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Relative of Mother Mary Alfred Moes Visits Rochester

May 25, 2017 12:05 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- A relative of Saint Marys Hospital's founder traveled from across the world to visit her gravesite.

Gerard Moes is the great-great-grandnephew of Mother Mary Alfred Moes, who is famous for presenting Doctor William Mayo with the idea to build a hospital after a tornado devastated Rochester in 1883.

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The Sisters of Saint Francis Rochester opened Saint Marys Hospital, which today is part of Mayo Clinic.

Moes and his wife came from Luxembourg and said it was eye-opening to learn about his great aunt's legacy.

"Overwhelmed by the impression sister, what Mother Alfred did in Rochester and this is something that's not known in this dimension in Luxembourg," said Moes.

Moes says he and his wife plan to hold a meeting or conference when they return to Luxembourg to share his aunt's story.


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