Biography of Dr. Daniel L. Mohn
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Daniel Lester Mohn, M. D. Esteemed alike by colleagues and clients for his devotion to a field of practice that he has established at Ashland, and in the care of which his qualifications of efficiency and expertness have received due recognition, Dr. Mohn has been accorded an enduring place in the hearts of the people of his community. He was born at Olivesburg, Richland County, Ohio, Dec. 2, 1867. His parents were J. B. and Elizabeth S. (Shaffer) Mohn.

J. B. Mohn was born in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. His father came to Richland County, Ohio, in the early days, and settled on a farm. J. B. Mohn attended the rural schools and learned the millwright trade from his father. He served for three years and eight months in the Civil War, and upon his return to Ohio located in Olivesburg, where he owned and operated a mill until he retired in 1884. He died at Shiloh, Ohio, July 22, 1895. He was a Republican, a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the G. A. R. His wife was born in Lancaster County, Pa., and reared in Richland County, Ohio, where she was a teacher in the rural schools. She died April 22, 1922, and is buried at Shiloh. Mr. and Mrs. Mohn were devout members of the Lutheran Church. They had four children: Daniel Lester; William E., carpenter and painter, lives on his farm at Ganges, Ohio; Jacob E., a farmer, lives near Shelby, Ohio; and Byron E., associated with the Y. M. C. A. at Middletown, Ohio.

Daniel Lester Mohn was educated in the rural schools of Olivesburg and Shiloh High School and worked as a farm hand until he was 20 years of age. For five years he was engaged in teaching and also attending school in Chicago. From 1893 until 1895 he was bookkeeper for the Cherry Valley Iron Works at Leetonia, Ohio. He took his college course at The Cleveland University of Medicine and Surgery, from which he was graduated March 24, 1896, with his medical degree. He served for one year as interne at the Cleveland Homeopathic Hospital, and on Oct. 1, 1896, established his office in Ashland. His first office was located at his home but in 1903 he moved to his present address, 34 West Main Street.

Dr. Mohn married on Dec. 23, 1896, Miss Ella E. Clegg, of Otsego County, N. Y. She died Jan. 18, 1927, and is buried at Ashland. Dr. Mohn married (second) on Feb. 28, 1929, Martha H. (Schoppe) Leathers, the daughter of Rev. William G. and Ida E. (Hanson) Schoppe. He was born in Maine and died at Worcester, Mass., in 1918. His wife died in 1892 at Helena, Mont., where she is buried. By a former marriage Martha H. Mohn had three daughters, as follows: Marjorie, married T. R. Sutton, Ashland; Elizabeth Lou, married Carl Coates, Ashland; and Erwina, resides at home with her mother.

Doctor Mohn was president of the Homeopathic State Society in 1916, and is a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy; the Northeastern Ohio Homeopathic Society, and Ashland County Medical Association, of svhich he is now serving as president; Ohio State Medical Association; and Phi Upsilon Rho medical fraternity. Since 1923 he has served as surgeon for the Kent Division of the Erie Railroad and for the past 10 years he has been a member of the U. S. Pension Board.

During the World War Doctor Mohn was commissioned a captain in the Medical Corps in December, 1917. He was called to active duty in May, 1918, and sent to Camp Greenleaf, Ga., where he served as provost marshal until Dec. 9, 1918, when he was honorably discharged. He has been a member of the Medical Corps, Ohio National Guard, since 1924.

Doctor Mohn is a member of the staff of Samaritan Hospital. His fraternal affiliations are those of Ashland Lodge, Ashland Council, Ashland Chapter, and Mansfield Consistory, Free and Accepted Masons; Modern Woodmen of America; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Rotary Club; American Legion; and Sons of the American Revolution. He is chairman of the Board of the Methodist Church, of which he and his wife are members. Politically he is a Republican.

Doctor Mohn's chief recreation is fishing.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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