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Benjamin Shreve


Posted By: Deb Barker (email)
Date: 9/16/2006 at 21:56:38

1882 History of Davis County
SHREVE, B F., M D; Physician and Surgeon, Troy; was born in Perry County, Ohio, February 20, 1841, and there grew to manhood, receiving a common school education. In 1860 he moved to Douglas County, Illinois, and taught school, and when the war broke out enlisted in August 1862, in Company B., 79th Illinois Infantry. Was taken prisoner at Stone River and sent to Castle Thunder, Richmond for thirty-one days, then paroled; and then in March 1863, was sent to Benton barracks, exchanged, and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corpse, appointed surgeon, and was stationed at Indianapolis till mustered out in July 1865. He then returned to Illinois and a year later went to Jasper county, Iowa, and became a resident of this county Oct 3, 1873, and engaged in the practice of medicine at Troy; he had studied medicine with DR A T Marshall of Douglass county, Illinois, before going into the army, and after coming to Troy, he attended the lectures of the Keokuk Medical College, and received his diploma December 16, 1875. He was married in Jasper county, in February 1866, to Miss Addie L Moore, a native of Ohio. They have 4 children, Jessie E., George F., Willard B., and Lulu Inez. The doctor has an extensive practice. He is a self made man, never having received any assistance from any source, but has attained his present reputation and standing, by his own energy and merit.


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