Biography of William Rigelhaupt
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM RIGELHAUPT, M. D., an able and successful physician and, surgeon established in active general practice in Cleveland, was born in the City of Bela, Bohemia (now Czecho-Slavia), October 20, 1881, and is a son of the late Leo and Eva Rigelhaupt. In his youth Doctor Rigelhaupt received exceptional educational' advantages, including those of the University of Budapest, Hungary, and the University of Jena, Germany. In the year 1906 he came to the United States and forthwith established his residence in Cleveland, where he joined his older brother, I. J., who had been for many years engaged in the retail drug business on the West Side of the city. Doctor Rigeihaupt entered the medical department of Western Reserve University where he was graduated, as a member of the class of 1911 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He then returned to Europe, where he further fortified himself along professional lines by an effective post graduate course in the great University of Vienna, Austria, and again, in 1923, was abroad for six months studying internal medicine. Since his return to Cleveland Doctor Rigelhaupt has built up a substantial and representative practice, and he is one of the leading physicians of the West Side of Cleveland. The doctor is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He is serving as a member of the staff of physicians and surgeons in the Lutheran Hospital,, is a member of the Cleveland Chamber of Industry, and is affiliated with Forest City Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.

September 14, 1910, recorded the marriage of Doctor Rigelhaupt and Miss Sarah R. Alexander, daughter of Isador Alexander, of Cleveland.

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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