EMMETT R. GIESEY, physician and surgeon, at Toronto, O., with offices on the corner of Daniels and Finlay Streets, has been engaged in practice in this place since 1891 and has high standing here, both professionally and personally. He was born in Short Creek Township, Harrison County, Ohio, August 12, 1858, and is a son of Barnhardt and Julia A. (Ruble) Giesey, both of whom were born in Germany.
Dr. Giesey is a self-made man and from the age of twelve years, when he left home, has depended on his own resources. Determined to secure a good education, he set about acquiring the means in the most practical way, working on farms until he had accumulated enough capital to enable him to carry out his plans. He alternated farm work with school teaching for some six years and was a student in several colleges, including Hopedale, Franklin and Scio, and then turned his mind toward a medical education. After preparatory reading under Dr. J. M. Wilson, of Harrisville, O., he entered medical college and was graduated from the College of Physicians at Baltimore, Md., in the class of 1885. He came immediately to Jefferson County and located first in the western part, at Annapolis, where he remained until the spring of 1891, when he came to Toronto. He enjoys a large and substantial practice at this place. He is a member of the Jefferson County and the State Medical Associations. In addition to being recognized as able and skillful in his profession, Dr. Giesey has more than a local reputation as a writer and poet. His "Stalwart Auver" has been copied far and wide, an indication that the sentiment embodied in it touches the right chord.
Dr. Giesey married Miss Martha B. Ellis, who was born at East Springfield, Jefferson County, and is a daughter of the late William Ellis, who was one of the county's prominent men. Dr. and Mrs. Giesey have one child, Mildred E. The family attends the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is identified with the Masons and has taken all the degrees up to Knight Templar and is past master of Toronto Lodge, No. 583, F. & A. M.