Biography of Dr. Farlow S. Zeek
Tipton County, IN Biographies





FARLOW S. ZEEK, M. D., was born in Wayne County, Ind., April 3, 1838, and is the fifth of seven children born to Daniel and Hannah (Moor) Zeek, natives of Virginia and Tennessee respectively, and of German and Scotch Irish descent. F. S. Zeek attended school in all about six months, and at the age of nineteen began working at the carpenter's trade with his brother. He worked at this trade four years, and in the spring of 1861 he enlisted in Company I, Eighth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry; he participated in battle at Rich Mountain and Laurel Hill, after which he returned home. In the spring of 1862, he recruited a company known as Company C, Eighty ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and went out as First Lieutenant. They engaged in battle at Munfordsville, Ky., where the members of this company were all taken prisoners, but the following day were paroled. After being exchanged, they went to Memphis, where Mr. Zeek was promoted as Captain. His company was on the Red River expedition, meeting their first hard fought battle at Pleasant Hill; here Mr. Zeek was wounded; he was shot through the left foot and right ankle, making him a cripple for life; he was taken to the officers hospital at Memphis, Tenn., where he was detained six months, and later was honorably discharged. As soon as he was able he began reading medicine with Dr. E. P. Jones, of Jonesboro, Grant County. He attended the Eclectic College at Cincinnati, and later located in Nevada, where he practiced medicine one year. He then removed to Windfall, where he has since continued in practice. Dr. Zeek has been since troubled much with his wounds, but notwithstanding this he has been active in business, and has taken prominent part as a home politician in the Republican ranks; he has been sent as a delegate to many prominent conventions, and has served as Town Councilman. In 1882, he was commissioned as Postmaster of Windfall. Mr. Zeek was married, in 1865, to Miss Susan Brushwilier, of Spanish descent. They have two children - Lulie B. and Farlow S. Mr. Zeek is a Master Mason and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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


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