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Dr. Herman Reineking

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 305

Herman Reineking, M. D., a practicing physician of Sheboygan, is a descendant of one of the pioneer families of Herman Township. His parents, Herman F. and Charlotte Reineking, emigrated with a colony from Lippe-Detmold in 1847, and located in the town of Herman. A complete account of the family will be found elsewhere in this work.

Dr. Reineking was born on a farm near Franklin, Sheboygan County, October 27, 1856. In the common schools of his native town his elementary education was acquired, and he subsequently attended college at the Mission House, which adjoined his father's farm. Having completed his education, he was engaged in teaching in the city of Manitowoc for some time. In 1876 he began the study of medicine with Dr. J. F. Pritchard, and the following year entered Rush Medical College, of Chicago, graduating from that well-known institution on the 24th of February, 1880. Thereupon, he located in the village of Franklin, this county, where he pursued his chosen profession for five years.

At the expiration of that period Dr. Reineking went to Europe to better prepare himself for his professional work, pursuing his studies at Gottingen, Vienna, and at Heidelberg, where he was honored with the degree of M. D. in June, 1886. Returning home, he practiced another year in Franklin, but on the 1st of September, 1887, located in Sheboygan. Dr. Reineking has an extensive practice among the best families in and around the city, and it is no flattery to say of him that he ranks among the leading physicians in the county.

On the 3d of June, 1880, was celebrated the marriage of Dr. Reineking and Miss Mary F. Sieker. Of this union four children have been born: Walter C., Ella, Victor and Althea.

Dr. Reineking is a student of his profession, keeping himself well informed on its latest discoveries and improved methods. He is a member of the Sheboygan County Medical Society, of the Brainard District Medical Society, the Wisconsin State Medical Society, and of the American Medical Association. Socially, he is a member of the Knights of Pythias, Royal Arcanum, and of the Masonic fraternity.


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