Biography of Augustus D. Zurhorst of Alabama, NY

Augustus D. Zurhorst, a practicing physician, son of Frederick William, was born in London, Eng., in 1803. He married Mary Ann Estell, and came to America in 1836, continuing the practice of medicine. He died 1873, and his wife 1855. His children were CatherineT., who married Lorenzo Ely, of Castile, N. Y.; Augusta P., who married John Pennock and died 1885; Octavia, of Castile; John E., who died 1853, .aged 13 years; Herman S. W., who was a soldier and died 1864 in West Virginia; Rosina V., who died 1865, aged 17 years; Henry C., who died young; and Augustus F. G., the subject of this sketch, who was born September 27, 1847. He was eduGated at Genesee and Wyoming Seminary, enlisted in the army in 1863 in Co. G, 21st N. Y. Cavalry, became quartermaster's sergeant, and served until July, 1866. On his return he studied medicine with his father and with Dr. N. G. Clark, of Batavia, and graduated at Cleveland Medical College, class of 1869. He then practiced medicine with Dr. Clark for two years, after which he located at Alabama Center in 1871. He was postmaster in 1885, justice of the peace in 1888, and elected supervisor in 1889. Dr. Zurhorst has a large and growing practice, and resides on Railroad street. He martied, in 1878, Emma A., daughter of Frederick A. and Elizabeth (Flanders) Cooley. Their daughters are lola Jean, born March 9, 1880, and Kathleen Corinne, born October 10, 1884.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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