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Biography of Dr. Herman C. G. Luyties

Herman C. G. Luyties was one of the pioneers in the practice of homeopathy in the Mississippi valley. He was long prominently known as .a leading physician and pharmacist of St. Louis and he was largely instrumental in the development of Luyties Pharmacy, which for many years was one of the foremost institutions of this character in Missouri. His birth occurred in Bremen, Germany, August 12, 1833, and in the later years of his life he returned to his native country, where he passed away in Dresden, May 27, 1896. His parents were Captain Gehrhard and Anna Luyties, the former commander of a German warship and a close friend of the renowned physician, Christian Samuel Friedrich Hahnemann, who was the founder of homeopathy. Dr. Luyties of this review pursued his education in the schools of his native city and studied medicine under the direction of some of the founders of the homeopathic School. He was one of the early exponents of that school in America, having crossed the Atlantic in 1850. Three years later he established a small retail homeopathic pharmacy at the corner of Broadway and Olive street in St. Louis and his establishment was of the greatest value to the practitioners of medicine who were representatives of the same school as himself. His business steadily increased until his trade covered not only the city but a large tributary territory, and eventually he opened a wholesale establishment, giving his attention to the wholesale as well as the retail trade. His name became a synonym for the best that could be obtained in the line of drugs and homeopathic...

Biography of Dietrick Kelling

DIETRICK KELLING. – The subject of this sketch, whose portrait also appears herewith, was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1831. In 1851 he came with his thousands of countrymen to New York. Two years later he “moved on” to California. He mined ten years in the golden state, whence he went to Idaho; and from the rocky wilderness in which he there was he came to Walla Walla, Washington Territory. He there invested in two blocks in the then embryo city. This was at that time a supply point for Idaho and British Columbia. In connection with his business there Mr. Kelling was in the habit of going to the mines in the summer time. He was one of the first to go to the Oro Fino mines, walking on snow shoes and carrying seventy pounds of provisions on his back, and barely escaping death by drowning. He was the first to erect a substantial building in those mines; and there he devoted two summers to merchandising with good success. In 1871 he settled down in Walla Walla. In 1885 he leased the Stine House, and proved to be a very good proprietor. In that year, however, he met with an irreparable loss in the death of his wife; and three years afterwards, November 19, 1888, his own active and useful life was ended. The general esteem in which Mr. Kelling was held by his fellow-townsmen was well illustrated by the marked demonstrations of respect which accompanied his obsequies. The entire town may be said to have mourned at the grave of one so long and favorably known among...

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