Biography - Jacob Clearwater

Jacob CLEARWATER, physician, Litchfield, was born in December, 1821, in Highland County, Ohio; and, at the age of two years, with his parents, left his native home, and lived successively in several different counties of Indiana until 1831, when they removed to McLean County, Ill., where our subject was raised and educated. At the age of sixteen years, he began reading medicine with Dr. MORAN, then of Leroy, but afterward a distinguished physician of Springfield. He finished his medical studies with Dr. Zera WAKEFIELD, of De Witt County, Ill., after which, for a period of four years, he practiced with Dr. James A. LEMON, of De Witt; he located then at Mt. Pleasant, now Farmers' City, De Witt County, and there practiced eight years. In 1854, he came to Macoupin County, and at Clyde and Gillespie practiced his chosen profession until 1861, when he came to Litchfield, at which place he had had patients as early as 1854. Dr. CLEARWATER has built up a large and lucrative practice, in the eclectic school, in this place; he is a member of the Medical Association of Montgomery County, and of the State Medical Association; he has been Treasure and Vice President of the former.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 137-138.

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