Dr. J. Elmer Croop is a successful and well known physician and surgeon of Erie and a veteran of the World War.
He was born at Nanticoke, Pa., Oct. 8, 1887, and is a son of James W. and Emma A. (Laskowski) Croop.
James W. Croop, who was engaged in the construction business at Nanticoke, was born at that place, Oct. 1, 1861.
His wife was born in Germany, Dec. 7, 1862. To Mr. and Mrs. Croop, who were married on Feb. 4, 1883, three children
were born: William A., lives at Nanticoke, Pa.; Ada B. Minnich, lives at Washington, Pa.; and Dr. J. Elmer, the
subject of this sketch.
J. Elmer Croop was reared and educated at Nanticoke, and in 1906, after completing a high school course, he entered
Bucknee University, and the following year was enrolled at Jefferson Medical College, where he received his degree
of Doctor of Medicine in 1911. His interne work was done at Hamot Hospital, Erie, and in July, 1912, he engaged
in the practice of his profession here. During the World War Doctor Croop volunteered for service and served throughout
the entire period of the war with the United States Medical Corps. Upon his return to Erie he has since been located
at 557 East 6th Street.
In 1925 Doctor Croop spent three and one half months in Berlin, Germany, in post graduate study and observation
in the various large clinics and hospitals. He is now engaged in urological and genito-urinary practice.
Doctor Croop is a Republican, a member of the Erie County, State and American Medical Associations, and belongs
to the Masonic and Elks lodges. He is a representative citizen of Erie and stands high in the community.
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
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