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Henry Harder, M. D.

Source: Memoirs Of Milwaukee County, Vol. II, by Jerome Anthony Watrous, 1909

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Henry Harder, M. D., a practicing physician in the city of Milwaukee, was born in the town of New Holstein, Calumet County. Wis., on Aug. 13, 1870, son of Frenz and Dorothea (Sievers) Harder, both of whom are natives of Rendsburg, a town of Prussia. The paternal grandparents migrated to America about 1848 and settled in Calumet County. Wis., where they lived out the remainder of their days. The maternal grandfather was Peter Sievers, and upon his migration to America he also settled in Calumet County, and there spent the rest of his life. Frenz Harder, the father of the subject of this review, was a farmer by occupation during his active career, but in 1904 he removed to the city of Milwaukee, where he and his good wife are now living retired. They have become the parents of eight children, three of whom died in infancy, and four sons and one daughter are living.

Dr. Harder received his early education in the public schools of New Holstein, Wis., and later attended the high school at Kiel, in Manitowoc County. He then took a course in the state normal school at Oshkosh, after which he followed the profession of teaching two years, first at Hilbert and then at Granville, Wis. Taking up the study of gymnastics at this time, he took a course in the same at a normal school of gymnastics, following which he taught athletics in the public schools of the city of Milwaukee for a period of two years. While thus engaged he began the study of medicine, and after due preparation he entered the medical department of the Northwestern University at Chicago, Ill., and graduated with the class of 1899, since which time he has been in the active practice of his profession at Milwaukee. Dr. Harder is independent in his political views, and fraternally is a member of the Knights of the Maccabees and of the Columbian Knights, being the medical examiner and physician for the latter. He is a member of the LaSalle Society, and has the position of examining physician for the same organization. He is also a member of the Calumet Club ; physician for M. B. A. U. V. And German Veteran Society (D. L. M. V.).


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