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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...

Biographical Sketch of John J. Thomas

Thomas, John J.; physician; born, Cleveland, Nov. 18, 1868; son of Isaac and Mary J. Richards Thomas; educated, Cleveland public schools; degrees of A. B. and A. M., Adelbert College, W. R. U.; M. D. degree, Medical Dept., W. R. U.; post graduate, Frankfort and Strassburg, Germany, and Vienna, Austria; married, Washington, D. C., June 6, 1900; one son, born Aug. 7, 1907; member Cleveland Board of Health, 1911-1912-1913; associate in obstetrics, W. R. IT., Medical Dept.; visiting pediatrist, Cleveland City Hospital; visiting obstetrician and pediatrist, St. Ann’s Maternity Hospital and Infant Asylum; consulting obstetrician, Maternity Hospital; physician for University School; visiting physician, Infants’ Rest; sec’y medical staff of the Babies’ Hospital; sec’y and treas. of The Cleveland Milk Commission; also of Cleveland Medical Society, Ohio Hospital Society, American Medical Ass’n, National Association of Medical Milk Commissioners; member Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and Cleveland Chamber of...

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