EMMET R. GIESEY, M.D., a successful physician of Annapolis, Jefferson county, was born in Harrison county, Ohio, August 12, 1859. He is the son of Barnhart Giesey who was born in Baden-Baden, Germany and came to Pennsylvania with his parents when eight years of age and his wife, Julia A. Ruble, who was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio. Dr. Giesey had little opportunity for education in his youth but at thirteen years of age worked on the farm by the month during the summer and attended school during the winter, and continued this until eighteen years old, when he found employment in a saw mill for several years at intervals and so prepared himself for teaching, which he afterward followed for four years at intervals attending college at Hopedale and Scio and taking private lessons from Dr. Wilson, of Harrisville, and Rev. Farrar of the same place. He then attended medical lectures at Baltimore, Md., two years, and soon afterward began the practice at East Springfield, Ohio, where he remained eighteen months. Since then his home has been at Annapolis and he has acquired an extensive practice throughout the surrounding territory. The doctor is a member of the Presbyterian church of East Springfield, and of the Knights of Pythias and in politics is a republican. As a professional man he possesses the confidence of the community, and socially he is quite popular.
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