Biography of Dr. Peter J. Kmieck
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

PETER JOHN KMIECK, A. B., M. D. In the professional ranks of Cleveland one who is making rapid strides in the profession of medicine and surgery is Dr. Peter J. Kmieck, who possesses the equipment for success in his chosen calling in a good education and careful training.

Doctor Kmieck was born at Freeland, Pennsylvania, June 2, 1893, and is a son of John and Theckla (Sokolowski) Kmieck. His parents, natives of Austria, of Polish ancestry, immigrated to the United States separately, prior to their marriage, which event was solemnized at Freeland, Pennsylvania. The family resided in Pennsylvania until 1900, when they came to Cleveland, and the father died in this city sixteen years later. For a number of years he was in charge of the docks of the American Steel & Wire Company at Cleveland, and was a man of industry and integrity who had the respect of his superiors and the friendship and esteem of those in his employ. There were the following children in the family: Peter John, of this review; James, a graduate of the Young Men's Christian Association School of Accountancy, and a Bachelor of Arts from John Carroll University, Cleveland, 1924; Anthony, a student of Western Reserve School of Dentistry; George, a novice at Florissant, Missouri; Francis, a graduate of law from the John Marshall Law School, Cleveland, and engaged in the practice of law in Cleveland; and Marie, who resides with their mother.

Peter John Kmieck was seven years of age when brought to Cleveland, where he received his primary education in the public schools. He was graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1912, following which he enrolled as a student at St. Ignatius College, and was graduated therefrom in 1915, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Continuing his studies, he entered the medical department of Western Reserve College, from which he was graduated in 1919, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, and following this became an interne at St. John's Hospital, Cleveland, for eight months, and then served an interneship of one year at St. Vincent's Charity Hospital. Doctor Kmieck took up the general practice of his profession on the West Side late in 1920, where he has made gratifying progress, both in his profession and in the confidence of the people of his community. He is a member of the staff of St. Vincent's Charity Hospital, caring for the eye, ear, nose andĽ throat cases, and gynecology. Doctor Kmieck belongs to several professional organizations, and holds membership in Gilmore Council, Knights of Columbus. He is a member of St. Augustine parish of the Catholic Church.

Doctor Kmieck married Miss Effie A. Gorman, daughter of P. W. Gorman, of Cleveland, and they have one son, Peter John, Jr., born January 2, 1922. Doctor Kmieck's home and office are at 2616 West Fourteenth Street.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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