1870's Dr. Jacob Kauffman Eberle CDV Photo, Pana, IL (Marab Shipley)
#675 J.K. Eberle, Physician & 19th c. Homeopathic Medicine
On reverse: "Dr. Jacob K. Eberle" is handwritten. Photo: Victorian CDV carte de Visite Photograph. Photographer: G.W. Barnes, Rockford County, Illinois. (Daguerreian, CDV artist Photographer George W. Barnes was born 1839 in New York, worked in Rockford, Illinois from 1860-1870)
Found in Public Records:
Dr Jacob Kauffman Eberle (1824-1902)
Born: Petersburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Died: Pana, Christian County, Illinois
Father: Jacob Eberle (1782-1863)
Mother: Catharine Hewitt Eberle (1793-1868)
Wife: Marab Shipley Eberle (1831-1888)
Jacob Kaufmann Eberle in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 46
Birth Year: abt 1824
Home in 1870: Rockford Ward 4, Winnebago, Illinois
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob K Eberle 46
Marab Eberle 36
William Eberle 10
Homer Eberle 7
Grant Eberle 6
Amelia Smith 37
Zellah Smith 7
Jacob K. Eberle in the 1880 US Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1824
Home in 1880: Pana, Christian County, Illinois
Spouse's Name: Marab Eberle
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Physician, Medical Doctor
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Kauffmann Eberle 56
Marab Eberle 41
Homer Eberle 17
Grant Eberle 16
Merab Shipley in the 1850 United States Federal Census (Marab Shipley)
Birth Year: abt 1830
Home in 1850: Baltimore Ward 18, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Household Members: Name Age
Dr. John B Porter 32 Physician
Sarah A Porter 25
Plasidas Porter 6 (Placidus Pierce Porter 1844-1909)
Pheeficaus Porter 4 (Pacificus B Porter 1845-1903)
Mary C Porter 3 (Mary Clara Porter Stover 1847-1907)
Armeala Shipley 18 (daughter of Henry B. Shipley)
Merab Shipley 20 (daughter of Henry B. Shipley)
Mary Brown 16
Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Pana, Christian County, Illinois
Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Christian County, Illinois: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Together with Biographies of All the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States by Lake City Publishing Company, 1893 Christian County Illinois:
"Doctor JACOB KAUFFMAN EBERLE, M.D., who is engaged in the practice of medicine in Pana, Illinois, was born in Petersburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1824, and is the fourth son and seventh child born of the union of Jacob Eberle and Catherine Hewitt. The Eberle family emigrated to Pennsylvania from Switzerland with the Kauffmans, Neffs, Freylinghuysens, Muhlenburgs and Newcomes."
"Nicholas Hewitt, the maternal grandfather of our subject, was a Revolutionary hero and served under Washington. The paternal grandfather, Henry Eberle, accompanied by his two older brothers, emigrated from Switzerland and settled in Lancaster County, Pa., where he carried on a large gun factory in the interest of the State during the Revolutionary War. It is said that he was one of the most ingenious men in the working of iron in Pennsylvania, and his sons all inherited this trait. Jacob Eberle, father of our subject, was born in 1782, at about the time of the close of the struggle for independence."
"A prominent relative of our subject was Prof. John Eberle, one of the founders of Jefferson Medical College, and who, with Prof. Drake, founded the first medical college in Ohio. He was the author of several standard medical works, and his untiring mind and industry marked out a way for many a befogged allopathic student to reach his mooring. He was also a thorough linguist, being familiar with eight languages. He died in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1836. Dr. Eberle, whose name heads this record, spent four years in Alleghany College, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, with the intention of entering the ministry, and on returning home in July, 1850, was licensed as a local preacher."
"In January, 1851, he was recommended to the Baltimore Conference, which would convene in February, but during the interval he visited a young lady friend who was at the point of death, and after conversing with her and her cousin the thought flashed through his mind that he could do much greater good as a local preacher and doctor. Telling this to his friends, they at once advised him to withdraw his recommendation to the conference and begin the study of medicine. In April, 1851, he entered the office of Dr. John D. Ross, an eminent physi cian of Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, and fitted himself to enter the medical college of Philadelphia, from which he was graduated in 1854. He also graduated at the Warrington Obstetrical Institute of Philadelphia."
"Not long after, Dr. Eberle entered the office of Dr. Bishop, of that city, but as summer came on he left for Salladasburgh, Lycoming County. While there he received a letter asking him to go to Upper Canada and take a practice which an old physician wished to give up. He, however, refused, and in the fall returned home, and from there he went to Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, where he spent the winter. It was his intention to remove to the West, but he was urged to go to Rays Illinois and enter upon the practice of Dr. Hudson, who had just died. After a year and a-half, how over, he came West and located in Sterling, Illinois, but there was no need there for more physicians, so he spent the succeeding summer in Grand De tour, Ogle County, removing thence to Amboy, Lee County. After a year, however, he emigrated South."
"Dr. Eberle married Miss Marab Shipley, daughter of Henry Shipley, of Baltimore. She lived in Cherry Grove, Carroll County, and was a niece of General Winfield Scott. She was a woman of great force of character, determination and ability, and bore a strong resemblance to Gen. Scott, having the same firm mouth, indicating great decision, and her other features as shown in her portrait recall at once the fine physique and similar temperament of the old hero of the Mexican War. She died September 26, 1888 in her fifty-seventh year. Beloved by all, a wide circle of friends mourned her loss. She was very beautiful in youth, and her loveliness of feature was an index to her greater beauty of character. Unto the Doctor and his wife were born the following children: William Winfield Scott Eberle, who engaged in law practice in Bloomington and Chicago, but is now an attorney of Portland, Oregon, Homer J. Eberle, a railroad employe living in Mattoon, Illinois; and Grant Eberle, a jeweler of Portland, Oregon."
"After his marriage, Dr. Eberle removed to Louisville, Kentucky, but, on account of the excitement preceding the Civil war, after a year removed to Terre Haute, Indiana, where he remained for seven years, enjoying a large practice. He also preached each alternate Sunday, and was Superintendent of the Sunday-school, but his arduous duties affected his health and he went to Chicago. Finding there was no lack of physicians there, he went to Rockford, Illinois, where he engaged in office practice, but his friends in Sterling requested his return, and he acceded, and there he remained till June, 1880, when he came to Pana, Illinois where he has since made his home."
"The Doctor was trained in the allopathic schools, but becoming convinced that the practice of the homeopathic line of the science is the only correct one, he made a special study of it, and has since given his patrons the benefit of his researches in that direction. He has had a wide practice, and for thirty-nine years has met with most excellent success, a well-deserved tribute to his skill and ability. He is a member of the State Medical Society, and attended the World's Medical Congress in Chicago. His life has been an honorable, upright one, and he has been a healer of the mind as well as of the body, for his words of encouragement and Christian influence have aided many."
Found in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Franklin County, a beautiful original signed photo of an important physician doctor, eventually of Homeopathy. Eberly and Schipley are also alternative spellings seen of these early surnames. Beautifully signed!
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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