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Jay County Indiana Biographies

Dr. R. W. PEERMAN, D. C., a well-known Chiropractic practitioner of Dunkirk and Redkey, with offices at both places and his home at Dunkirk, is a native Hoosier and has been a resident of this state practically all his life. He was born on a farm in Black township, Posey county, Indiana, about seven miles north of Mt. Vernon, a son of Joseph .L. and Emma (WEST) PEERMAN, both of whom also were born in southern Indiana, members of pioneer families in that section of the state, and who were the parents of nine children, seven of whom are still living, those besides Doctor PEERMAN, being Joseph L. Jr., Ruth, Edgar T., Charles E., Kathryn and Elsie M. Doctor PEERMAN received his elementary schooling in the district school in the vicinity of his home and supplemented this by attendance at the Mt. Vernon high school. Following his graduation from the high school he entered the Palmer School of Chiropractic and was graduated from that institution in 1919. Thus admirably equipped for the practice of the profession to which he had devoted his talents, Doctor PEERMAN located at Portland, this county, where he became engaged as a practitioner m the office of Doctor Davidson, D. C., but about three weeks later, determined to engage in practice alone and with that end in view, went to Eldorado, Ill., [Saline Co.] where he opened an office and was there engaged in practice for about a year, at the end of which time he returned to Jay county, and on June II, 1920, opened an office at Dunkirk, which since has been his home. Several months later Doctor PEERMAN opened an office at Redkey and has since carried on his practice in both towns, his office hours covering Redkey during the forenoons and Dunkirk, afternoons and evenings, his field of operations thus covering an extensive territory hereabout. On May 5, 1919, Dr. R. W. PEERMAN was united in marriage to Emily DUNCAN, who was born at Mt. Vernon, Ind., daughter of William and Louise (WOLF) DUNCAN, and to this union two children have been born, a daughter, Charlotte Louise, born on May 5, 1930, whose birthdays thus fall on the anniversaries of her parents marriage, and a son, Roy, Jr., July 25, 1921. Doctor PEERMAN is a Republican. He is one of the active figures in the celebrated Boosters Club at Dunkirk and is a member of the local lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and of the Improved Order of Red Men at Dunkirk. He also is the scoutmaster of the Dunkirk camp of the Boy Scouts of America, to the affairs of which organization he has given much thoughtful attention and in the development of which he has been a valuable factor

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