Biography of A. B. Pitzer
Tipton County, IN Biographies





A. B. PITZER, physician and surgeon, is a native of Ohio, having been born in that State October 18, 1845. He is the son of Davidson Pitzer, who was born in the State of Virginia in 1800, and raised in the neighborhood of Richmond in the same State. The Doctor's father served as Sheriff one term in his native county, but afterward moved to Botetourt County, Va., and again to Fayette County, Ohio. He made his last remove to Marion County, Ind., in 1849, where he resided until the time of his death, which occurred in 1851. The family then removed to Howard County, where the Doctor grew to manhood; he served in the United States Army during the late rebellion. Afterward he studied medicine with Dr. Kern at Kokomo. During his studies, he taught in the public schools of Howard County; he graduated at Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1868, also at the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis; he practiced his profession in Sharpsville, Tipton County, until 1878, when, after one of the hottest campaigns on record, he was elected Clerk of the Tipton Circuit Court; he removed to Tipton to assume the duties of his office, which he discharged for one term of four years. During that time, he established a book and general stationery store, which business he disposed of at the expiration of his term of office in order to enter into the practice of his profession. In the campaign of 1882, Dr. Pitzer barely lost the nomination as Democratic candidate for the office of State Auditor. The Doctor was married at Sharpsville, Ind., May 24, 1870, to Miss Bell Sharpe. They have a family of three children, Watson B., Mabel and Lewis. Politically, he is a Democrat, and is also an Odd Fellow. At presenthe is preparing to resume the practice of medicine, and will soon be found in his office in the new Gleason Block, now in process of erection.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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