Bio: Wiley, John (History - b 1835)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: Wiley, Wood, Blanchand, Dousman

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

John Wiley, M. D., Merrill, was born in Argusville, Montgomery Co., N. Y., April 5, 1835. His parents settled near the State line of Wisconsin and Illinois, in the latter state, in 1848, where soon after their arrival, the subject of this sketch began the study of medicine with Dr. Lewis Wood. He continued with him four years, during which he taught several terms. He them practiced a short time with Dr. Blanchand, of Delavan, and from there went to Waukau where he remained about two years in the practice of his profession. From there he went to Shawano, having receiving inducements to go there, by the government, as physician for the Indians. He remained about thirteen years in the above place, and during the time, he was elected County Treasurer of Shawano County, which he held ten years. He was also elected to the Legislature for the session of 1859-60. From there he moved to within three miles of Fond du Lac, and engaged in the lumber business and farming. He remained there about eleven years, then moved to De Pere, and practiced medicine. He remained in De Pere one and one half-years, then moved to Merrill, where he is at present practicing his profession. He was married at Waukau, November, 1852, to Elizabeth T. Dousman, who was born in Green Bay, in 1827. They have four children –John D., Rosalie, Helen M. and William.


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