DR. WILLIAM GRAEFE. Actively devoting himself to one of the most exacting of all the higher lines of occupation
to which a man may bend his energies, Dr. William Graefe has won a prominent position among the foremost physicians
and surgeons of Sandusky, where he has a large and remunerative practice. Of honored German ancestry on both sides
of the house, he was born January 18, 1851, in Orange, New Jersey, a son of Dr. Philip and Dorothea (Kranz) Graefe,
of whom further account may be found on another page of this volume.
A small child when brought by his parents to Sandusky, William Graefe obtained his preliminary education in the
public schools of this city, and under the wise tuition of his father began the study of medicine. He subsequently
attended lectures at the Cleveland Medical College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1870. Desirous
of further advancing his professional knowledge, Dr. Graefe then spent nearly three years in Europe, practicing
in the leading hospitals of the more important cities of that country, gaining valuable experience and much skill
in the use of medicine and surgery. Returning to Ohio, the Doctor located in Sandusky, where he has since made
rapid strides in his professional career, and has gained to an eminent degree the confidence of the entire community.
Dr. Graefe is a man of good financial ability, and is an extensive owner of city property of value. He is also
a stockholder in various corporations, and is vice president of the Citizens Banks. He takes an intelligent interest
in public matters, and has served as a member of the Sandusky Board of Health, and for eleven years was a member
of the Sandusky Board of Education.
Professionally the Doctor belongs to the Erie County Medical Society, to the Ohio State Medical Society, and to
the American Medical Association. Fraternally he is a member of Science Lodge No. 50, Free and Accepted Masons;
of Sandusky City Chapter No. 72, Royal Arch Masons; of Sandusky City Council No. 26, Royal and Select Masters;
of Erie Commandery No. 23, Knights Templar; and is, likewise a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio
By: Hewson L. Peeke
Assisted by a Board of Advisory Editors
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago and New York 1916
Erie County, Ohio
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