Irven O. Buchtel. M. D. A physician and surgeon of the homeopathic school whose skill
and abilities are widely appreciated over DeKalb County,
Doctor Buchtel has practiced at Auburn many years
and is a native of Northeast Indiana.
He was born at Ligonier August 6, 1862, a son of
Charles C. and Sarah E. (Simmons) Buchtel. His
parents were both natives of Stark County, Ohio,
were married in that state, and coming to Indiana
located in Ligonier, where they spent the rest of
their lives. The father was a carpenter and contractor, was active in local affairs,
serving as constable and member of the regulators, and was a
democrat in politics, while his wife was a member
of the Christian Church. Doctor Buchtel is one of
six children and he has two brothers still living: S.
E., a merchant at Knightstown, Indiana, and C. W.,
in business at Cleveland, Ohio.
Doctor Buchtel grew up at Ligonier, graduated
from the high school there, and attended Buchtel
College, now Akron University, in Ohio, where he
received his Bachelor of Science degree and took his
medical work in the Hahnemann Medical College in
Chicago. He also had three years experience and
training in New York City and one year in Chicago.
Doctor Buchtel is a member of the State Institute of
Homeopathy and the American Association of Orificial Surgeons. He is treasurer of the Auburn School
Board, a democrat in politics, is a member of the
Masonic lodge, the Commercial Club and a stockholder in the City National Bank of Auburn. April
28, 1889, Doctor Buchtel married Nettie E. Dowell.
They have a daughter, Lucile, who has graduated
from the Auburn High School and is at home.
("History of Northeast Indiana: LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb Counties," Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1920)
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