Father John Quinn was born on December 1, 1824, and he died on March 26, 1887. Father Quinn was a pastor at St. Mary's in Norwalk from December 1860 to April 1861. In 1868, Bishop Rappe appointed Father John Quinn to be the pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Toledo.
After a lengthy illness, Father John Quinn died on March 26, 1887. The April 21, 1887 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that the remains of Father Quinn arrived in Sandusky on April 20, 1887. J.Krupp and Son were in charge of the arrangements. A large crowd gathered at the Lake Shore train depot to pay their respects to the deceased priest. Father John Quinn is buried in the Priests Circle at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Sandusky.
A photograph of Father John Quinn is found on the Catholic Architecture and History of Toledo, Ohio website.