Biography of Dr. Irving H. Hammer
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Close application, comprehensive study and a conscientious regard for the duties and obligations of the profession have brought Dr. Irving H. Hammer to a prominent place in the ranks of the medical profession at Toledo, where he has successfully practiced for a number of years. He was born in Fremont, Ohio, September 9, 1882, and is a on of Dr. Abraham J. and Ella L. (Grant) Hammer, the latter also a native of Fremont. The father was born, however, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, but came to Ohio in early life, settling at Fremont, where he engaged for many years in the practice of medicine. He then removed to Toledo, where he soon built up an extensive practice, and for a quarter of a century he remained an honored representative of the medical fraternity in this city, passing away on April 5, 1912.

Irving H. Hammer was but four years of age when his parents removed to Toledo; so that his early education was acquired in the schools of this city and after finishing his high school course he entered the Ohio Northern University at Ada, while subsequently he attended the University of Michigan and later studied in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College and the Hahnemann Medical College. He was graduated from the latter institution with the class of 1908, after which he served as interne in the Lucas County Infirmary, where he remained for three years. Since 1911 he has been engaged in private practice.

There is also a military chapter in the life record of Dr. Hammer, inasmuch as in 1901 he became a member of the hospital corps of the Sixth Ohio Regiment, with which he served until honorably discharged in 1902. In the latter year he became identified with Company G of the Second Ohio Regiment and remained with that command until 1904. During the World war he enlisted for service in the Medical Corps and was on duty at Evacuation Camp, No. 44, at Chicago.

On the 3d of January, 1914, in Chicago, Dr. Hammer was married to Miss Elizabeth Schwartzkopf of Toledo, a daughter of Jacob and Emily Schwartzkopf of Bucyrus, Ohio.

Dr. Hammer is a Mason and has advanced to high rank in the order, his membership being in Calumet Lodge, No. 612, F. & A. M.; Calumet Chapter, No. 191, R. A. M.; Toledo Council, No. 33, R. & S. M.; St. Omer Commander, No. 59, K. T.; Zenobia Temple of the Mystic Shrine; and Oton-To-La Grotto. His political support has always been given to the republican party and his religious belief is indicated in his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church. He belongs to the Toledo Academy of Medicine, the Lucas County Medical Society; the American Medical Association, the Ohio Homeopathic Association and the American Institute of Homeopathy.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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