Johann Arent

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Father J. N. Arent
Born Johann Nepomuk Arent
11 May 1808(1808-05-11)
Died 10 September 1880 (72) [1][2]
Buffalo, Erie, New York
Burial United German and French Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY
Field(s) Priesthood (Catholic)
Known for Father Arent's Rheumatism Porous Plaster

Johann Nepomuk Arent (May 11, 1808 - September 10, 1880), also known as John Nepomucene Arent (sometimes misspelled Arrant), was a Catholic priest of German descent, known for his time in the Buffalo diocese. He served as the inspiration for, or reputed originator of, Father Arent's Rheumatism Herbal Plaster, which Joseph Hogg (World's Central Laboratory) and Father Arent's Plaster Co. manufactured following Arent's passing.


  1. "Obituary", Donahoe's Magazine (Boston) 4: 476, 1 Nov. 1880,;id=umn.31951000728682w;view=1up;seq=1108;start=1;sz=10;page=search;num=476, "Good, genial Father Arent, the oldest priest of the diocese of Buffalo, N. Y., has at last laid down his armor, and gone to his rest. His death occurred in that city Friday night of the 10th of September. He was calmly conscious of the approach of his last hour, and made rigorous preparation for the dread event. His death was peaceful." 
  2. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 19 March 2019), memorial page for Rev John Nepomucene Arent (11 May 1808–11 Sep 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55470786, citing United German and French Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Charles Zadora (contributor 47169421).