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Free Genealogy Biography of Edmund Meisenhelder
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Edmund W. Meisenhelder, M. D.

Edmund W. Meisenhelder. M. D. was born in Dover, York Co., Penn., February 22, 1843, is a son of Dr. Samuel and Josephine S. (Lewis) Meisenhelder, and of German and English extraction. His father was born near Dover, York Co., Penn., in 1818, and mother in York County in 1823. His paternal grandfather was Jacob Meisenhelder, an early settler of Dover Township. His paternal grandfather died about the year 1843. His father, after practicing medicine for thirty-five years in this and Adams County, died in 1883.

Our subject was educated at Pennsylvania College, at Gettysburg, and was graduated with highest honors in 1864. He began the study of medicine under his father in 1865, attended lectures at Jefferson Medical College and was graduated in 1868. He began practice at East Berlin, Adams County, and after three years removed to York. In 1870 he married Miss Maria E. Baughman, a native of York County. Three children are the result of this union: Robert L., Edmund W. and Samuel B.

Was a member of Company A, (Pennsylvania College Company) Twenty-sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 26th Regiment, under the "emergency" call of Gov. Curtin, during the rebel invasion of 1863. In 1864 the Doctor enlisted in Company D, Two Hundred and Tenth Pennsylvania Volunteers; was commissioned second lieutenant in 1865, and was discharged May 30. 1865.

Dr. and Mrs. Meisenhelder are members of the Lutheran Church.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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