Biography of Dr. J. A. Verner
Liberty, St Joseph County, IN Biographies

J. A. Varier, M D., physician and surgeon, North Liberty; born in this county Nov. 2, 1852; his parents were Joseph and Mary (Dougherty) Varier, the former a native of Ohio, arid the latter of Pennsylvania; he lived on a farm till he was 12 years of age, when his father sold his farm and moved to Marshall county; he attended the Salem College from 1864 to 1868; he taught school until 1871, then commenced reading medicine under the instructions of Dr. T. T. Linn, at Bourbon, a very eminent surgeon in that place; he studied with him for about five years, and in the meantime attended the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis; in 1876 he attended the Cincinnati regular Medical College, at which he graduated he then returned home arid commenced practicing in North Liberty. Mr. V. has distinguished himself in his profession in that town and vicinity: has been a member of the St. Joseph County Medical Society since 1876. lie was married Oct. 15, 1878, to Miss Ella Vasburgh, daughter of Nelson and Eliza Vasburgh. Mr. V. is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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