Biography of Dr. Albert J. Michels
Columbiana County, OH

Dr. Albert J. Michels is a well known physician and surgeon of East Liverpool and a veteran of the World War. He was born at Etna, Pa., Dec. 17, 1893, and is the son of John and Albertina (Offner) Michels.

Both John Michels and his wife were born in Germany. At an early age they came to America and settled in Pennsylvania, later removing to East Liverpool, where he conducted a restaurant business. He died in 1917 and is buried in East Liverpool. His widow resides in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Michels were the parents of three children: Mary died in infancy; John Joseph, married Ezora Womer, lives in East Liverpool; and Albert J., the subject of this sketch.

Dr. Albert J. Michels attended the public and high schools of East Liverpool and after his graduation in 1912, he entered Bethany College, Bethany, W. Va., from which he was graduated in 1916 with the degree of B. S. In 1919 he received his degree as Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, and spent the following year as an interne in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. Since 1920 he has practiced his profession in East Liverpool with offices in the Little Building.

On May 9, 1919, Doctor Michels was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Elizabeth Pilstl, who was born in Rochester, N. Y., the daughter of Ludwig and Emma (Springer) Pilstl, both deceased. Doctor and Mrs. Michels have a son, Albert J., Jr., born May 7, 1922.

Politically, Doctor Michels is a Republican. He is a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, and belongs to the Knights of Columbus, Elks, Rotary Club, Kappa Alpha fraternity and Phi Rho Sigma fraternity. His wife holds membership in the Episcopal Church. Doctor Michels is identified with the Columbiana County Medical Society, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He served as a member of the Medical Officers Reserve Corps at Pittsburgh during the World War.

Doctor Michels is one of Columbiana County's best known young men and is deservedly popular with his rapidly increasing practice.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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