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Roeschlaub, Michael J.
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Dr. Michael J. Roeschlaub was born February 2, 1806, in Bavaria, where his father, Dr. Andrew Roeschlaub was private medical counselor to the king and dean of the faculty of the University of Munich. Michael J. Roeschlaub pursued his studies at the University of Munich, graduated from the literary school in 1825, and in 1828 received his diploma as physician and surgeon. After practicing medicine and surgery in Munich for four years, he was appointed as district physician, a position which he held until 1845, when he resigned and came to America, locating in Palmyra, Missouri. In January, 1848, he came to Quincy, where he for many years practiced his profession until his death in 1885. Dr. Michael J. Roeschlaub was twice married. After the death of his first wife he married Margaret Sawers in Bavaria, October 10, 1843. Children living are: Robert S. Roeschlaub, who during the Civil war enlisted in Company E, Eighty-fourth Illinois Infantry, was elected as sergeant, later as lieutenant and finally as captain of the company; after the war he studied architecture and later was established as architect in Denver, Colorado; he at present resides in San Diego, California. Frank, second son of Dr. Michael J. and Margaret (Sawers) Roeschlaub, lives in Chicago; and Henry, the third son, in Denver, Colorado. Jessie S. Roeschlaub, the daughter of Dr. Michael J. and Margaret (Sawers) Roeschlaub, was married to Dr. L. H. A. Nickerson, September 15, 1880.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 390.

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