Biography of Dr. William O. Ziemer
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM OTTO ZIEMER, M. D. A graduate in medicine from Western Reserve University, with also an extended training in hospital work, Doctor Ziemer has been steadily engaged in a growing private practice as a physician and surgeon of the South Side for seventeen years.

Doctor Ziemer was born in Brooklyn Village, now a part of the City of Cleveland, April 19, 1882, son of Robert and Ottilie (Strandt) Ziemer. Both his parents were born in Germany, his father in 1851 and his mother in 1852. They were married in the old country, but soon afterward they came to the United States and located at Brooklyn Village. Robert Ziemer, while in Germany, completed an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's trade. He worked as a journeyman for several years in Cleveland, and then opened a shop of his own on the South Side. He was one of the active men in that section of the city until his death in August, 1918. His widow survives him. Both became members many years ago of the Reformed Church at Woodbridge and West Thirty second Street.

William Otto Ziemer acquired his early education in the Sackett Public School, for two years was a student in Adelbert College of Western Reserve University, and was graduated from the Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1904. His further training before taking up private practice was acquired in Lakeside Hospital, where he served a year and one half as an interne, and for a time he was an interne in the Cleveland City Hospital. Doctor Ziemer opened his first private office in 1906 at the family home at 2716 Woodbridge Street. Later he had an office at the corner of Trowbridge and West Twenty fifth streets and since 1916 has been located at 3459 West Twenty fifth Street.

Doctor Ziemer is a member of the various medical societies and was on one of the examining boards during the World war. He is affiliated with Concordia Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Hiliman Chapter, Royal Arch Mason, Riverside Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and the Woodmen of the World.

He married Miss Anna B. Cleves. She was born in Cleveland, daughter of William H. Cleves. They have one daughter, Ethel Gertrude, born in 1908.

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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