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Biography of William Emil Sauer, M.D.

Dr. William Emil Sauer, a St. Louis physician now limiting his practice to diseases of the ear, nose and throat, was born in Evansville, Illinois, April 17, 1875. His father, Nicholas Sauer, also a native of that state, belonged to one of the old Illinois families of German descent, the first of the name in America being Philip Sauer, who on crossing the Atlantic made his way at once to Illinois, where he followed farming and stock raising. Nicholas Sauer became a successful flour manufacturer, carrying on business first at Evansville, Illinois, and later at Cherryvale, Kansas. He died in Evansville in 1908 at the age of sixty-seven years. In politics he was a republican and took quite an active interest in political and civic matters, standing at all times for progress and improvement in public affairs. He married Elizabeth Gerlach, who was born in Virginia and belonged to one of the old families of that state of German lineage. She is still living at the old home in Evansville. By her marriage she became the mother of five children, four sons and a daughter: John, residing at Cherryvale, Kansas; Magdeana, Philip and George, who make their home in Evansville; and William E. In the acquirement of his education Dr. Sauer attended the public schools of Evansville, the high school at Sparta, Illinois, and Shurtleff College at Upper Alton, Illinois. He next entered the medical department of the Washington University in St. Louis and was graduated in 1896 with the At. D. degree. Following the completion of his studies he served as interne in the Female and City Hospitals...

Biography of Alexander E. Horwitz, M.D.

Dr. Alexander E. Horwitz, surgeon, with offices in the University Club building of St. Louis, was born September 25, 1879, at Memel in East Prussia, Germany. His father, Robert Horwitz, came from Germany to America in 1881 and is now living retired in St. Louis. He married Sophia Sachs, who came from Germany, and to them were born seven children, four sons and three daughters. Alexander E. Horwitz, the fourth in order of birth, was educated in the public and high schools of St. Louis and in the Washington University, from which he was graduated in 1900, winning the Bachelor of Arts degree. He then entered upon preparation for the medical profession and completed a course in the medical department of Washington University in 1.904, at which time the M. D. degree was conferred upon him. He was then intern at the St. Louis Female Hospital for one year and for the next year did clinical work at Washington University. He spent two years, from 1906 to 1908, at Harvard University and there gained the Master of Arts degree in orthopedic surgery upon graduation in 1908. During the succeeding year he was in Europe, studying orthopedic surgery in Berlin and Vienna. In 1909 Dr. Horwitz took up private practice with offices in the Metropolitan building in St. Louis. He has since continued to devote his attention to private practice to the present time with notable success and now has a fine suite of rooms in the University Club building. He is assistant professor at the St. Louis University Medical School and has been head of the department of orthopedic...

Biography of Henry W. Hermann, M.D

Dr. Henry W. Hermann, who has attained prominence in the field of neurology, was born on the 9th of June, 1855, at Hermansburg, Washington county, Arkansas, and is a son of Charles F. and Lena D. (Wilhelmi) Hermann. According to a genealogical record printed by C. F. Hermann, the first date mentioned in connection with the family in America is 1650. In a volume entitled Founders of Harman’s Station, Kentucky, it appears that one Heinrich Hermann from the same family reached America about the year 1700, penetrated as far west as the Mississippi river, and was celebrated as an Indian fighter. During the Revolutionary war his sons fought the British who had incited the Indians to make war upon the early settlers. The Wilhelmi genealogy dates back to 1525, naming a minister, the builder of a beautiful pulpit at Elprincen, Westphalia. The eldest son in this family has been a minister for nine generations and the father of Lena D. Wilhelmi also devoted his life to that holy calling. Charles F. Hermann left his home at Mannheim, Germany, in 1848 after the failure of the revolution when liberty loving men sought to establish a republic. Unsuccessful in this attempt he resolved to emigrate to America and enjoy the advantages, opportunities and liberties of the new world. Crossing the Atlantic he and his brother John founded the town of Hermansburg, Arkansas, which was destroyed during the Rebellion. They afterward settled in St. Louis, establishing the firm of C. F. Hermann & Company in 1865. Charles F. Hermann wedded Lena D. Wilhelmi, whose ancestors had also been participants in the struggle...

Biography of Bertha Louise Ahrens

Bertha Louise Ahrens (B. Feb. 26, 1857), missionary teacher among the Choctaw Freedmen of Indian Territory since 1885, and principal teacher at Oak Hill Academy, 1905-1911, is a native of Berlin, Prussia. Her parents, Otto and Augusta Ahrens, in 1865, when she was 8, and a brother Otto 5, came to America and located on a farm near Sigourney, Iowa, after one year at Bellville, Illinois; and four, at Harper, Iowa. The schools and Churches first attended used the German language. Her first studies in English were in the graded schools at Sigourney and here at seventeen, she became a member of the Presbyterian Church under the pastorate of Rev. S. G. Hair. He loaned her some missionary literature to read and it awakened a desire on her part to become a missionary. This desire was expressed to the Women’s Missionary society of the Church and she was encouraged to attend the Western Female Seminary, now college, at Oxford, Ohio. After a course of study at this institution she enjoyed a year’s training in the Bible school connected with Moody’s Chicago Avenue Church, Chicago. During the next year, after hearing in her home town an appeal in behalf of a Negro school in the south, she was led to offer her services to the Presbyterian Board of Missions for Freedmen. In December 1885, she received a commission with request to locate among the Choctaw Freedmen at Lukfata, in the southeast part of Indian Territory. The route at that early date was quite circuitous. Going south through Kansas City over the M. K. T. Ry., to Denison, Texas, she passed...

Biographical Sketch of Augustus F. House

House, Augustus F.; physician; born, Cleveland, Oct. 7, 1847; son of Hudson M. and Mary Snyder House; studied at Woodville and Oberlin; graduated Western Reserve Medical College; post-graduate work at Vienna, Berlin and London; married, Cleveland, 1872, Mary Grace Cleave; two children; clinical professor of surgory, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cleveland; director and member of finance committee of Lake Shore Banking & Trust Co.; member American Medical Ass’n, Ohio State Medical Ass’n, Cleveland Academy of Medicine (president, 1898); pres. of medical staff and trustee St. Clair Hospital; Past Eminent Commander of Oriental Commandery, K. T., Past Most Excellent High Priest, Webb Chapter, R. A. M., Past Master, Cleveland City Lodge, F. & A. M.; member of Library Board five years; member Co. G, 3d Ohio Veteran Vol....

Biographical Sketch of Harold North Fowler

Fowler, Harold North; university prof.; born, Westfield, Mass., Feb. 25, 1859; son of Samuel and Maria Jones Fowler; A. B., Harvard, 1880; studied American School Classical Studies, Athens, 1882-1883, Universities Bonn and Berlin, 1883-1885; Ph. D., Bonn, 1885; married, Helen, daughter of ex-Gov. Charles H. Bell, of Exeter, N. H., Dec. 23, 1890; instr. Harvard, 1885-1888; prof. Phillips Exeter Academy, 1888-1892; prof. Greek, University of Texas, 1892-1893; College for Women, Western Reserve University, since 1893; prof. Greek language and literature, American School Classical Studies, Athens, 1903-1904; editor-in-chief American Journal of Archaeology since 1906; corr. mem. Kaiserlich Duetsches Archaol. Institut. Editor: Thucydides, Book V., 1888; Plautus, Menaechmi, 1889; Quintus Curtius, Books III and IV, 1890; Allen and Greenough’s Ovid, 1891. Joint Author: Tuell and Fowler’s First Book in Latin, 1893; Tuell and Fowler’s Beginner’s Book in Latin, 1900; Fowler and Wheeler’s Handbook of Greek Archaeology, 1909. Author: History of Ancient Greek Literature, 1902; History of Roman Literature, 1903. Contbr. classical subjects to revs. and...

Biographical Sketch of Henry A. Becker

Becker, Henry A.; surgeon; born, Chicago, Ill., March 3, 1870; son of August Becker; educated, West High School; Adelbert, 1891; W. R. U., medicine, 1894; University of Vienna and Berlin, 1896-97; same universities 6 months, 1912; married, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 18, 1901, Miss Laura E. Ferguson; one son, William Nevison Becker, age 9; visiting surgeon in chief to German Hospital; associate in surgery at Lakeside Hospital; assistant professor of surgery in medical dept. of Western Reserve University; fellow of American College of Surgery, State and American Medical Ass’n; member Sigma Nu Sigma Medical Fraternity; member University, Clifton, Keswick Golf and Cleveland Yacht Clubs. Recreations: Boating, Automobiling, Fishing and...

Biographical Sketch of Martin Friedrich, M. D.

Friedrich, Martin, M. D.; born, Paussau, Prussia, May 11, 1885; son of Joseph and Therese Bauer Friedrich; early education in the schools of Passau and the gymnasium there; 4 years in the University of Munich; then went to Paris to study French Literature at the Sorbonne and the Bibliotheque; there three years; in 1892 entered the Medical Dept. of Western Reserve University, Cleveland; graduated with degree of M. D., 1894; spent two years in study abroad in Vienna, Paris and Berlin; in early years engaged in the lumber business in Crawford, Pa.; came to Cleveland in 1892; in 1897, associated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons as a lecturer on internal medicine and diagnosis; since 1901, health officer of Cleveland; consulting physician City Hospital, and Warrensville Sanitarium; member the following, Cleveland Academy of Medicine, State and American Medical Ass’n, Society for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis; American Public Health Ass’n, and The American and Ohio Health Committees; charter member German Literary Society, the Alliance Franchise, French; Literary Society; devotes much time to the study of public health and elimination and prevention of contagious diseases; under his direction, a bacteriological laboratory was opened; meat and milk inspection and daily school inspection started; member Chamber of Commerce; in Masonry, has attained Knight Templar degree; belongs to Forest City Commandery; member Schlaraffia German Literary...

Biographical Sketch of J. Milton Dyer

Dyer, J. Milton; architect; born, Middletown, Pa., 1870; son of Cyrus and Eliza Dyer; educated, Central High School and Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland; Technique Hoch Schule, Berlin; Ecole des Beaux Arts; Paris; took degree in 1900; has designed Cleveland City Hall, buildings at Cooley Farms, Warrensville; Summit and Lake County Court Houses; Central National Bank; First M. E. Church; The Guardian Savings & Trust Co.; First National Bank; The Tavern Club; The William Taylor Sons & Co.’s store and arcade; The Sterling & Welch Co. store, and many other important buildings and residences; among the latter being those of Lyman F. Treadway, Loftus Cuddy, J. L. Severance, J. M. Pickands, and E. S. Burke, Jr.; member of the Society Beaux and Arts, Architects, and of Groupe American, Societe des Architectes, Diplomex par le Gouvernment Francais; fellow of American Institute of Architects; member Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Chamber of Commerce, American Civic Ass’n, Union, Hermit, Tavern, University, Euclid and Athletic...

Biographical Sketch of Felix Hughes

Hughes, Felix; singer; born at Lancaster, Mo., Oct. 1, 1874; son of Felix Turner and Jean Amelia Summerlin Hughes; brother of Rupert H. (q. v.); academic education; studied at Rudy Institution, Paris, and under singing masters in Paris, Berlin and London; married, Adella Prentiss, of Cleveland, Oct. 5, 1904; appeared in concerts in France; made debut in La Juive, Liege, Belgium; returned to United States, 1901; has sung in concerts, recitals, and oratorios under Van der Stucken and Paur; baritone; repertoire includes 40 operas and all standard oratorios. Clubs: Hermit, Euclid, Mayfield...
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