Biography of Uriah Renner
Allen County, OH Biographies

URIAH RENNER, physician, Spencerville, was born in West Baltimore, Montgomery Co., Ohio, August 30, 1840; son of Emanuel and Sarah (Cecil) Renner, former a native of Maryland. latter of Pennsylvania. Our subject was raised on a farm. In 1861 he enlisted in Company E, Eighty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and in August, 1862, was taken prisoner and soon after sent home. In the fall of 1862 he entered Ottebine University, at Westville, Ohio, for three terms, then went to Whitley County, Ind., and for several years followed school teaching. While there he was arrested as a deserter, and confined in jail two weeks before he could prove to the contrary. In about 1864 he turned his attention to the study of medicine, in addition to his duties as teacher. During the winter of 1868-69 he attended lectures in the medical schools of Cincinnati, Ohio, graduating in May of the latter year; previous to this, however, he had practiced medicine at Botkins Station, Shelby Co., Ohio, about six months. Since then he has spent about two years at St. John, two years at Bradford Junction. five years in Kossuth. Auglaize County, and in the spring of 1879 located in Spencerville, where he has gained a leading place in the medical profession. Dr. Renner was married, June 13, 1865, to Miss Martha Snorf, who was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, March 21, 1840, and of whom he speaks as having been in truth a helpmeet. The doctor is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a leader of the Prohibition party in his vicinity.

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