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Posted By: Dana Roquet (email)
Date: 10/24/2010 at 22:35:43

The Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties Iowa

Originally published 1886, Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, IL

W. H. DUDEN, M. D., homeopathic physician and surgeon, has been a resident of Iowa since 1854, coming to Wayne County in 1857, and is the only physician of his school in the county. He was born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, March 13, 1830. When four years of age his parents moved to Licking County, Ohio. His father, David Duden, died at the age of seventy-two years, and his mother, in 1885, aged seventy-five years. He was married in 1852 to Mary L. Bigelow, a daughter of Dr. Alpheus Bigelow, of Galena, Delaware County, Ohio. In 1854 Dr. Duden came to Monroe County, Iowa. In 1857 he removed to Wayne County, and settled on a farm in Clinton Township, where he lived until the spring of 1885, when he moved to Allerton. He graduated from the New York Homeopathic College in 1870. He has been practicing medicine since 1862 and is one of the oldest physicians in the county. He is very liberal in his theory and practice, and is very successful in his treatment of disease. Dr. Duden and his wife have a family of eight living children -- Flora, Lenora, George E., Dulana, Althea, Alpheus B., Charles W, and Estus G. One child died in infancy. In politics Dr. Duden is a Republican. His farm which he settled on in 1857 he still owns, and it is one of the best stock farms in the county, with fine house and barn, and fruit of all kinds. His father's family consisted of eight sons and one daughter, all of whom are living, and February 6 and 7, 1886, there was a reunion of the family at the home of D. S. Duden, in Clinton Missouri, thirty-four years having elapsed since they last were all together.


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