ELMER W. WEIRICH, M. D.
††††††††††† A resident of Angelís Camp, Dr. Elmer William Weirich has there gained an enviable reputation as a prominent physician and is now serving as the health officer of Calaveras County.† He is a native of Massillon, Ohio, born on the 3rd of March, 1866, and is of German lineage, his ancestors having been early settlers of the state of Pennsylvania, where his father, Isaac Weirich, was born and reared.† He removed to Massillon, Ohio, and was married there to Miss Maria Everhard.† He followed merchandising and also owned and operated flouring mills, being actively identified with the business interests of that place, of which he was one of the first settlers.† In religious faith he is an Episcopalian, is a public-spirited and progressive citizen, and all who know him esteem him for the excellence of his character.† He has two sons and two daughters.
††††††††††† Dr. Weirich is now the only member of the family in California.† He was in part educated in Ohio and afterward continued his professional education in the Hahnemann Hospital Medical College at San Francisco, in which institution he was graduated in the class of 1889, and he now practices in full accord with the teachings and beliefs of the latter school of medicine.† However, he takes the best out of both and at all times he is ready to accept the new discoveries made by the representatives of the medical science that are calculated to advance the object of the calling, the perpetuation of life and the restoration of health.† He practiced in San Francisco previously to coming to Calaveras County, where he has practiced for ten years, the four last yearís being located at Angelís Camp, where he has met with gratifying success and has built up a large and lucrative practice.† He has the honor of being the pioneer homeopathic physician of Calaveras County, and has erected a nice home on one of the commanding building sites of Angelís Camp, in which he has a well equipped office.
††††††††††† Dr. Weirich was happily married in 1887 to Miss Catherine H. Smith, a native of Marysville, California, and a daughter of Colonel S. P. Smith.† The Doctor and his wife have three children:† Norman E., Catherine G. and Victoria G.† He is a valued member of the order of Freemasons and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is a past noble grand in the latter.† In politics he is a Republican.† He enjoys fully the respect and esteem of all who have the pleasure of his acquaintance and in the professional circles he occupies an enviable position.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2011† Gerald Iaquinta.