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William Hoffbaner, M.D.
Jefferson Twp.

William Hoffbaner, M. D., one of the early settlers of Guttenberg, was born in Germany, in May, 1812. He was educated in his native land, graduating in medicine at the University of Berlin, in 1842. Dr. Hoffbaner was a member of the German Parliament of 1848 and 1849, and on that account was compelled to flee from his native land. He first went to Switzerland, but came to America in 1850. He went to St. Louis, where he lived till the following year, when he came to Guttenberg, and has practiced medicine here since. His wife, Julia Fleck, is a sister of August (deceased) and Morris Fleck. He has four children—August, Ida, Hannah and William. Dr. Hoffbaner has been a resident of Guttenberg for more than thirty years, and has been engaged in practice here longer than any other physician. He has been very successful as a practitioner, and ranks with the prominent and influential citizens of the county.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 868
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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