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J.B. Ingels

J. B. INGELS, Physician and Surgeon, Meriden, Iowa, was born in Wabash County, Indiana, March 29, 1852.  He is a son of James Ingels, who was a native of Indiana.  He was a farmer by occupation, and in 1855 he removed from his native State to Stark County, Illinois, and lived there the remainder of his days.  Mrs. James Ingels is still living.  J. B. Ingels was reared in the State of Illinois, receiving his early education at La Fayette, Illinois.  At the age of eighteen he began his classical education at Abingdon, Illinois, and after finishing there he entered upon the study of his profession at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City.  After his graduation from this institution he went to Cambridge, Illinois, and remained there but a short time.  He then removed to Galva, Illinois and practiced there three years:  thence in the spring of 1881 he went to Meriden, Cherokee County, Iowa, in which place he has since resided.

Dr. Ingels was united in marriage, March 5, 1878, to Miss Allie Vaill, a daughter of John and Marian Vaill, who was born May 11, 1856 in Henderson, Illinois.  By this union four children have been born: Erlie V., Frederick J., Ray, and Pearlie (deceased). The Doctor owns forty acres of land in section 23, Sheridan Township; 311 acres in section 19, Liberty Township; 153 acres in section 30, Liberty Township, and forty acres in the northwest corner of the town limits.  He is a member of the Cherokee County Medical Association, and of the American Medial Association.  Politically he affiliates with the Republican party.  Both Dr. and Mrs. Ingels are worthy members of the Christian Church, the Doctor holding the office of elder in the church, and superintendent of the Sunday-school. He is a member of the town council, and in every way does his part as a loyal citizen.  Dr. Ingels has an excellent practice in his profession and has the confidence of the community in which he lives.


Biographical History of Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers, 1889

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