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William L. Kreider, M. D.

KREIDER, William L., M. D., who has been successfully engaged in the practice of medicine in Prairie City, McDonough County, Ill., for nearly half a century, was born in Washington County, Pa., January 31, 1832, a son of George and Barbara (Brown) Kreider, of whom the former was born in Lebanon County, Pa., and the latter, in the same State. George Kreider was a member, from Fulton County, of the State Convention which framed the new constitution of Illinois in 1847. He died in 1850. Dr. Kreider came to Illinois with his parents in 1835. After utilizing the meager opportunities afforded at that period by the public schools of his neighborhood, he pursued a course of study at Galesburg, and was graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago, February 16, 1869. In 1857 he came to Prairie City, where he engaged in the practice of medicine and has continued thus ever since. The subject of this sketch was united in marriage with Louise C. Weaver, a native of Maryland, on May 14, 1857. Three of the children resulting from this union still survive, namely: Carrie, who married Edwin Johnson, of Columbus, Ohio; Nettie M., who became the wife of J. Lee Simpson, of Boone, Ia., and Winifred, who still remains under the paternal roof. Politically, Dr. Kreider is a member of the Democratic party. Fraternally, he is identified with Golden Gate Lodge No. 248, A. F. & A. M., of which he has been Secretary for eighteen years, and is also a member of McDonough Lodge No. 209, I. O. O. F. It is needless to say, in view of his long experience, that Dr. Kreider maintains a high professional standing, and enjoys the confidence of his numerous patrons in this vicinity.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 929, extracted 11 May 2019 by Norma Hass.

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