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Bureau,Marshall,Putnam Biographical Records 1896 > John W. Hosier, M. D.

Source: The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois
Originally published 1896
S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., Chicago, IL
Reproduced on CD purchased from OLD GLORY ACCENTS

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Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

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JOHN W. HOSIER, M. D., once of the leading members of the medical profession, who is actively and successfully engged in the practice of his professio in Hollowayville and the surrounding country, is one of the oldest physicians and  surgeons in time of service in Bureau county. He is by nature a doctor., his mother being an excellent nurse, and a sister who has also read medicine is a successful practitioner, but confines her skill to practice among a few friends and neighbors.

The doctor was born in Green county, Ohio,  January 7, 1847, and is a son of John HOSIER, a native of Virginia, but who, when a lad of thirteen years, was taken to Ohio by his parents, who were of German origin. In Greene county he grew to manhood and wedded Mary HADDIX, who was born in Ohio of Scotch parentage. Theylocated upon a farm in Greene county where they reared their family of eight children, four sons and four daughters, all of whom grew to maturity, but two sons and one daughter are now deceased. The doctor is the youngest, and his only brother is Brown HOSEIR, who is married, and is engaged in farming in Union county, Iowa. In Greene county, OHio, the parents continued to make thier home until calle to the world beond, the father dying at the advanced age of eighty-three years, and the mother surviving him but six months. Their remaiins were interred in Fairfield cemetery, where a neat and substantial monument marks their laset resting place.

Dr. HOSIER spent his boyhood and youth in the county of his nativity, attending the Fairfield hight school, and wa later a student for three years in the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delawqre, Ohio. At the age of seventeen  he began the study of medicine, which he continued for severalyears, taking his first course of lectures at the Ohio Medical college of Cincinnati in the winter of 1871. The next season he returned to tha city, where he pursued his studies until graduating from that institution in the class of 1873.

After completing his medical course the doctor started westward and located at Hollowville, Bureau county, Illinois, where his skill nad ability soon won recognition and he is now at the head of a large lucrative practice. He stands high among his professional brethreb, and is Considered one of the most successful physicians and surgeons of Burea county.

On the 14th of May, 1873, in Bureau county, was celebrated the marriuage of Dr. HOSIER nad Miss Marcy C,  HARRIS, a native of the buckeye state, who when a child of only two years was brought to Illinois by her father, Jacob HARRIS, who located in Bureau county, where she was reared and educated. Two children have been born of thier union - Alta and Robert, and they also have an adopted duaghter, Vera. The family is one of prominence in the community, holding a high position in social circles, and are esteemd and beloved by all who know them.

The doctor is widely known throughout northern Illinois, ehre he ranks among the best informed and most skilled physicians, and is a promiinent member of the Bureau County, Medical society and also the La Salle County Medical society. As a warm friend of the cause of temperance he supports the principles and men of the prohibition party, and served as a delegate to both the state and national conventions in 1896. He was the nominee of his party for congress in the fall of 1896, from the Eleventh Congressional district, and, while accepting the nomination, on account of professional duties he could give but little attention to the canvass. The democrats and populists of Bureau county, also nominated him for coroner of the county, but he declined the honor as he wa an out and out prohibitionist.

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