J. E. HATTERY, M. D., vice president of the First National Bank of Celina, and an eminent physician and surgeon
of this section of the State, was born July 25, 1857, at Van Wert, Ohio, and is a son of Josiah and Elizabeth (Ritter)
Until he was 17 years of age, Dr. Hattery assisted on the home farm and made due preparations, in the local schools;
for a collegiate course in, the Northern Indiana Normal College, at Valparaiso. Upon his return from eollege, he
began to teach school and for some years continued in the profession, at the same time devoting his leisure to
the reading of medicine, under the supervision and direction of Dr. G. W. McGavren, of Van Wert. In 1880 he entered
Starling Medical College, at Columbus, where he was graduated in 1884.
Shortly after he received his medical degree, Dr. Hattery began the practice of his profession, locating at Elgin,
Van Wert County, where he remained until 1893, when he located in Celina. In January, 1894, he entered into a medical
partnership with Dr. G. J. C. Wintermute, under the firm style of Winterniute & Battery, which continued for
seven years; since 1901 he has practiced alone. While professional duties claim the larger part of his time and
attention, Dr. Hattery has other interests of an important character, and since 1900 he has been vice president
of the First National Bank of Celina.
In 1886 Dr. Hattery was married to Mary A. Nichols, who was born in Union township, Mercer County, and is a daughter
of Samuel and Sarah Nichols. Dr. and Mrs. Hattery have five children, namely: John S., a teacher in Van Wert County,
Ohio; Florence A., Lenora, Russell R. and Sidney Dillon. The pleasant family home is situated on the corner of
Market and Ash streets.
Dr. Hattery belongs to the Northwestern Ohio Medical Association and is one of its most scholarly and experienced
members, and has contributed to its literature. He is also a member of the Mercer County Medical Society, and the
American Medical Association, and in his fraternal connections is a Mason. In politics he is a Republican.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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