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Jay County Indiana Biographies

Harley J. HIESTAND, M. D., a practicing physician at Pennville and former president of the Jay County Medical Society and one of the best known physicians in this county, is a native of the old Buckeye state, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, April 16, 1881, and is a son of the Rev. J. W. and Rebecca J. HIESTAND, both of whom also were born in Ohio. The Rev. J. W. HIESTAND was a Baptist minister, who came to Indiana with his family in 1885 and located in Wells county Both he and his wife are now deceased. Doctor HIESTAND was but four years of age when his parents moved to Wells county and he remained there until he was thirteen years of age, when he made his home with Dr. Jonathan B. GARBER at Dunkirk, in the schools of which city he continued his studies, at the same time reading medicine under Doctor GARBER s preceptorship and in due time entered the Medical College of Indiana at Indianapolis, now the medical department of Indiana University, and was graduated from that institution in 1906. Upon receiving his diploma Doctor HIESTAND was appointed an intern in the Protestant Deaconess Hospital at Indianapolis and was for a year thereafter thus engaged, receiving much valuable practical experience as further qualification for the exacting duties of the profession to which he had devoted himself. On June 1, 1907, Doctor HIESTAND formed a partnership .with Dr. F. E. MOYER, of Pennville, who had for eleven years been a very successful practitioner there, and this mutually agreeable partnership continued for four years, at the end of which time, owing to ill health, Doctor MOYER retired and Doctor HIESTAND has since been continuing his practice at Pennville alone. Doctor HIESTAND is a member of the Jay county Medical Society and is also a member of the Indiana State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, in the deliberations of which bodies he takes an earnest interest. Since locating at Pennville he has taken post-graduate work and is keeping fully abreast of the wonderful advances being made in medical science of late years. The Doctor is a 32 degree Scottish Rite, Mason, affiliated with the Ft. Wayne consistory, and is also a noble of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, affiliated with the temple at Ft. Wayne. He is a member of the Pennville lodge of the Knights of Pythias and he and his wife are members of the Friends Meeting. On, June 6, 1907, Dr. Harley J. HIESTAND was united in marriage to Ethel BRUNSON, who was born in this county, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca BRUNSON, members of old families here, and to this union three children have been born, Lois R., Sarah Margaret and Harley Burmond

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