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Hetrick - Jacob

Sources: 19th Century Database of Indiana Physicians; Valley of the Upper Maumee River.  Brant and Fuller, 1889.  

Schools attended: Fort Wayne College of Med.
Year Medical Grad or Attendance: 1881
County: Montgomery (Crawfordsville) 1880's / Allen (Fort Wayne)
Med. Reg./Exam.: 8-10-97
Sources: p1886 / Physicians Directory of Kentucky and Indiana 1893 / Indiana State Board of Health 1882, 1883, 1884, 1890, 1898
Record# 18221 in database 19th Indiana Century Physicians

Jacob Hetrick enlisted as a Private Co. A Ohio 151st Infantry (mustered out Aug 27 of that year at Camp Chase) at age 18.  His interest in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR for Civil War soldiers) was strong throughout his remaining years.  He had been born in Clarion County, PA on November 1, 1846.  His parents Michael and Mary Hetrick were both from Juanita County, PA.  Mainly, he grew-up in VanWert County in Ohio.

It was in Celina, Ohio in 1873 when he became the owner of a drug store at Celina, Ohio where he remained five years.  While there he was Postmaster of the small town and a tax assesor for one.  Going next to Middlepoint, Ohio he continued in the drug store business. Faxcinated with the way drugs worked, he decided in 1879, to enroll at the Ft. Wayne College of Medicine.  He graduated from there in 1881.  He began working in Ft. Wayne and other than a brief stay in Montgomery County, remained there the rest of his practicing years, still leaning toward the drug store.

An active member of the Methodist Church it was said that, "Dr. Hetrick is a man of great worth, as a citizen stands very high and is honored in his profession!"  Can't get much better than that!

Note: He died Nov 12, 1912 and is buried in Lindwood Cemetery in Ft. Wayne.

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