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Dr L J Alleman


Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 11/24/2005 at 20:54:01

Dr. L J Alleman: among the physicians of boone, no one has a better reputation for the skill than the subject of this sketch; he was born in Fayette, Seneca county, New York, on the 12th day of Dec, 1842; his early life was that of a farmer boy; he was educated at the High School or Academy in Waterloo; he commenced reading medicine at the age of seventeen with Dr. O S Patterson of Waterloo, as his preceptor; he attended lectures in the medical department of the University of New York City, and was examined and ready to graduate in 1862, but not being of age, did not receive his diploma until the next year; after practicing a short time in Waterloo he entered the army in 1863 as assistant surgeon of the First New York veteran cavalry and served in that capacity until the regiment was mustered out in Sep 1865; after he left the army, he came to Boon eand is the oldest physician in years of practice here; he is well known throughout the county, and the respect shown out the county, and the respect shown him is wide as his acquaintance; he is as much of a student now as he ever was, and devotes his leisure to reading his medical periolicals and other scientific works and , hence, is constantly progessing in knowledge and as a practitioner in the confidence of the people; he has been twice married; his first wife was Miss Margaret O'Neil, of Waterloo, New York; married in 1866, dying in June 1868, leaving one child, H Maggie; he married for his second wife Miss Florence L Coleman, in 1870; she was a resident of Boone, but a native of New York; they have two children by this union: Grace B and GEorge N; lost one son: Joseph Coleman.

This bio came from the 1880 Boone Co History book page 555


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