Dr. Julius E Pinguely
County's Country Doctor
Dr. Julius E Pinguely-Photo Courtesy of
the Campbell County Historical Society
Julius E Pinguely was born October 9, 1858 in Nashville Tennessee to Jules Alphonso and Clara (Strachauer) Pinguely. His father, Jules was born December 26, 1828 in Paris, France and died September 8, 1888. His mother, Clara was born March 1841 in Germany and died May 1, 1917 and his parents are buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Grants Lick.
Children of Jules Alphonso Pinguely and Clara Strachauer
1. Julius E-9 Oct 1858
2. Fredrick St. Clair-19 Dec 1860 in Nashville; died 9 June 1953
3. Clarence Phillip-Oct 1865 in Nashville; died 20 Apr 1929
4. Lillian-1881 in Cincinnati
Julius' father who was a school teacher, moved the family to Cincinnati where they operated a dancing school. Julius graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in March 1888 and started a practice in Grants Lick which was near where his family had located. From the 1900 Census, the Pinquely residence was at Persimmon Grove Road and Licking Turn Pike in Grants Lick.
On August 28 1901 Dr. Julian E. married Nellie Baker who was born February 10, 1878; daughter of Thomas Jefferson Baker & Minerva Rosetta Bryan.
Children of Dr. Julian E Pinguely and Nellie Baker
1. Douglas Bryan-31 July 1902 died 23 Aug 1984; m-Catherine
Ida Newman 2 Jan 1930; she died 8 Jan 1983
3. Donald-died in 1928 in a plane crash in Cincinnati
Children of Douglas Bryan Pinguely and Catherine Ida Newman
1. Douglas Eugene-1933
2. Donna Nell-1934
In 1910 Dr. Pinguely family resided at Lot #464 Melbourne Ave in Melbourne. In 1915 Walker Benjamin and Margaret Elizabeth Ashford Newman and family from Newport and were located in Melbourne across from the Pinguelys. In the summer of 1917, Dr. Pinguely ran for county commissioner.
Ronald Newman says he often rode with Dr. Pinguely caring for his patients in his model T. Dr. Pinguely was Chairman of the Trustees when Melbourne was incorporated in 1912. His brother Clarence Philip was also a trustee.
On April 21, 1938 he was honored by the Kentucky Medical Association with a banquet at the Highland Country Club in Ft. Thomas as a member of the association who had completed 50 years of practice in Northern Kentucky.
During his career he had a number of papers published several of which were; A Treatment for Cancer in The Medical World Sept. 1929; Epilepsy and Dementia Praecox and a Few of Its Allegory, Kentucky Medical Journal October 1942.
He died at Speers Memorial Hospital January 16, 1947.