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Doctor L. M. Andrews, son of Rev. John and Charlotte (Moore) Andrews, is a native of Franklin, Portage county, Ohio, born October 16, 1824. Rev. John Andrews was a Presbyterian clergyman and is now deceased. Doctor Andrews lived in Portage and Summit counties, in his native State, until twenty-seven years of age. He obtained his education at Tallmage, in Summit county, taking an academic course. He then commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Amos Wright with whom he continued five years. In the seasons of 1849 and 1850, 1850 and 1851, 1851 and 1852, he attended medical lectures at Cleveland, Ohio, graduating in 1852. He went to Peoria county, Illinois and began practicing his profession at Princeville, where he remained until the breaking out of the civil war. From that time until October, 1864, he acted as assistant surgeon of the Forty-seventh Illinois Infantry. He was mustered out of the service with the regiment, at the time above mentioned. He returned to Princeville and remain[ed] till September, 1875, at which date he removed to Cass county and settled at Lewis. Doctor Andrews possesses a wide and enviable reputation as a physician and is in the enjoyment of an extensive and remunerative practice, all of which he justly deserves, having earned the same by constant study and application to business. He was married June 26, 1853, to Miss Fannie J. Robinson, a native of Clinton, New York, and daughter of Asher Robinson. By this union there were five children--John K. Andrews, deceased, Forest C., Edwin B., Fannie E., and Mary Louisa. Doctor Andrews is a member of the Blue lodge. Masonic fraternity. Both he and his wife are members of the Congregational church. His residence is upon a farm on section 12. Here he is engaged in stock raising, making a specialty of hogs. He has a valuable farm, desirably located, also timber land in Bear Grove township.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex, from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 395.

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