A. F. Knisely, M. D.
A. F. Knisely, M. D., eye, ear and throat specialist,
at Lima, enjoys a reputation for professional skill which extends far
beyond this city. Dr. Knisely was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. in
1859, and received his literary training in the common schools and his
scientific education at the Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, where he
was graduated in 1884.
From college Dr. Knisely entered the office of Dr. Seely, of
Cincinnati, where he remained two years, gaining much valuable
experience in a varied practice, and then removed to Chicago, where he
continued in practice for five years, making diseases of the eye, ear
and throat his specialty. He then returned to his old home at
Uhrichsville, Ohio, for a short season, after which he returned to his
work in Chicago for another period of five years. The climate of the
"Windy City" did not agree with him entirely and as a matter of prudence
he gave up the position he had won in his profession there and returned
to Ohio, locating at Lima in 1897. He enjoys and extensive practice in
his specialty. He is also a leading member of political and social
Dr. Knisely was married on April 12, 1880, to Mary DeGrieff, of New
Philadelphia, Ohio, and they have two sons, viz.: Allen D. and Virgil M.
The former was educated at New Philadelphia and Chicago and then spent
two years in the Ohio State University, after which he entered the
medical deprtment of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. After two
years there he became a student at the Louisville Medical College, where
his graduation will take place in June 1906. The second son is a
student in the Lima High School.
Dr. Knisely is prominent in Masonry, a member of the Blue Lodge,
Chapter and Commandery at Lima and the Shrine at Dayton. During his
residence at Uhrichsville, he was one of the officers of the Masonic
lodge there. He is a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church,