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J.C. Eldredge, V.S.

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 819

J. C. ELDREDGE, V. S., who, for thirty-five years has been engaged in the practice of his profession and is one of the best known citizens of Shelby county, Ohio, resides on his well improved farm of ten acres, which is situated six and one-half miles southeast of Sidney, Ohio. He was born in Orange township, Shelby county, on his father's farm, two and
three-fourths miles west of the one he owns, and is a son of John and Margaret (Line) EIdredge.
John EIdredge was born in Virginia and was nine years old when his parents came to Shelby county among the pioneers. John EIdredge was a farmer and also a veterinary surgeon while living on his farm in Shelby county, after which he spent three years at DeGraff, Ohio, and the last ten years of his life at Piqua, Ohio. He married Margaret Line, who died in middle age, the mother of seven children, namely: Henry, who died in infancy; Jonathan and Elijah, both of whom are deceased; Mrs. Isenberger, who lives at Dayton, Ohio; J. C.; Shelby E., who lives in Orange township, Shelby county; and Zelola, who is deceased.
Until he was seventeen years old, J. C. EIdredge attended the district schools during the winter seasons, assisting on the farm in the summers. His father's professional duties became so heavy at this time that the youth frequently was called on to help and in this way began to learn the science to which a large part of his subsequent life was devoted. When he was considered competent, the father of Dr. EIdredge placed much confidence in him, giving him a part of his. territory and for many years they worked together. Dr. EIdredge learned practical surgery from his father and has been a student of works written on all subjects pertaining to veterinary science and keeps thoroughly informed concerning his profession. He is considered one of the most skillful veterinary surgeons in all this section and his practice covers a wide territory. He has made all the improvements on his property and has a very comfortable home.
Dr. EIdredge was married to Miss Laura A. Linn, daughter of Adam Linn, a representative of one of the old county families, and six children have been born to them as follows: Mrs. Flora Robbins, Clyde T., Walter Jeson, Mrs. Jennie Denise, Mrs. Hattie Harbaugh, and Forest. Since 1862 Dr. EIdredge has been a member of the Baptist church. Although not identified with any political party he is an interested and active citizen and when he casts his vote it is for a candidate thoroughly approved by his own judgment.

Owner/SourceDiana (Souders) Smith
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