Biography of Dr. Philipp Heldrich
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Heldrich, Philipp, M.D., was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 10, 1851, and is a son of a gentleman who was many years forester and consulting member of the Treasury Department of Bavaria, and who is now retired on full pay with the orders of St. Ludwig and St. Michaels, first class, conferred upon him for merit by the Emperor. A brother of the doctor is successor to his father in the office of forester and another brother is the master mechanic of the Royal Railway. The Heldrichs in Germany are all in government employ and have been for several generations. From the gymnasium Philipp entered the University Wuzburg and from there joined the Bavarian army as a member of the First Bavarian Corps in the Franco Prussian war, taking part in the memorable battles of Wessinburg, Woerthm Sedan, Orleans, Columbia, etc., and for bravery at Grande Ormes was honorably mentioned by ministerial rescript of War No. 4, December 4, 1870. He was honorably discharged, with the right to wear the uniform, from the army in 1873 with the rank of second lieutenant Eleventh Bavarian Infantry and returned to the pursuit of his education. Coming to America in 1880 he soon afterward entered the University of Maryland and was graduated therefrom in 1883. He began practice at once in Elmira and has since remained in this city. The doctor is a member of the local medical societies and the surgeon of the Thirtieth Separate Company N. G. S. N. Y. He was married, in Baltimore, in 1883, to a Miss Somerfeld.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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