Biography of Dr. William Gaertner


Gaertner, William, M. D., Buffalo, son of Philip Conrad and Elizabeth Gaertner, was born January 26, 1860, in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he attended the public schools and royal gymnasium. He traveled in France and Belgium, was a student at the Royal Atheneum in Arlon. Belgium, for one and one-half years, and afterward attended the universities of Marburg in Hesse and of Halle, Germany, graduating from the latter in the philosophical department with the degree of Ph. D. in 1885. He was subsequently an officer of the reserve in the German army and a teacher in the royal gymnasia at Wiesbaden, and in the fall of 1887 came to America and settled in Buffalo, where he has since resided. For about six years he was a teacher in the Buffalo High School. Meantime he became a student in the medical department of the University of Buffalo, from which he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1894. The same year he passed the examination before the medical board of the University of the State of New York. Since then he has been in active and successful practice. Dr. Gaertner is a member and vice-president of the German Young Men's Association, a director of the Buffalo Orpheus, a member of the Buffalo Turn Verein, and attending physician to the German Deaconesses Hospital. In August, 1890, be married Amelia, daughter of the late Edward Fuchs, of Buffalo, and they have one son: Edward Carl, born October 22, 1893.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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