Bio: LaCount, L. B. (History - b 1843)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: La County, Adams, Le Claire

---Transcribed from pages 438-450 "History of Northern Wisconsin" - Biographical Sketches

L. B. La Count, M. D., physician and surgeon, Merrill, was born in Manitowoc, Feb. 28, 1843. He spent his school days in the above city, until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in Co. A., 5th Wis. Vol. Inf. Served three years, and was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863. After he recovered sufficiently from his wounds, he was transferred to Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, and served the balance of his time as Clerk, dispensing drugs, etc. He was mustered out at Washington, July 15, 1864, and then returned to his home, and soon after went to Chilton, Calumet Co., where he had a brother in the practice of medicine, named D. La Count. He remained with him about three years, studying medicine. Then he attended Rush Medical College, Chicago, and graduated Feb. 8, 1868. After that, he went into company with Dr. J. M. Adams, of Oconto, where he remained one year in practice. From there he went to Shawano, and practiced there twelve years. Leaving a fine business, he came to Merrill. He was married at Green Bay, April 12, 1869, to Olive Le Claire, who was born in Green Bay, Aug. 15, 1846. They have two children, named Charles J. and Mary E., neither of whom are living.



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