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    W. H. Kessler, M.D., West Milton, born in Monroe Twp., Jan 13, 1839; was raised to farm labor until 21 years of age, during which time he obtained a good common-school education; he then attended school two years in Tippecanoe City, after which he engaged in teaching and the study of medicine until July, 1862. Then he enlisted in the 94th O. V. I., and went forward to battle for the Union, participating in fourteen hard-fought battles; he was with Sherman on his march through Georgia to the sea, thence north through the Carolinas and Richmond to Washington; after the grand review of the army, he returned to Camp Densison and was mustered out as Sergeant in July, 1865. He then commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Jennings; in 1869, he entered the Buffalo Medical College, New York, and in the spring of 1870, graduated from the College of Medicine and Surgery, at Cincinnati; he at once located at West Milton, where he has built up a large and lucrative practice. He married Lydia A. Crutty in 1860, and has one child, Althea M., now living.

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