Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Dr. Carl Heiter, 1828-1904

In the 1867 Sandusky City Directory, Dr. Carl Heiter's name was listed as Charles Heiter. His occupation was physician, and he boarded at the National House. In April of 1867, Charles/Carl Heiter married Bertha Rosa. The wedding was solemnized by Sandusky Mayor Ferdinand Geiersdorf.

In the 1880 U.S. Census for Sandusky, Dr. Carl Heiter was a physician residing on Fulton Street. He and his wife Bertha listed their birthplaces as Poland. Their four daughters, ranging in ages from 2 to 12, were all born in Ohio. On August 14, 1904. Dr. Carl Heiter died at the age of 76. Dr. Heiter came to the United Stated from Poland as a young man, and became a well respected physician in Sandusky. I am sure that other immigrant residents of Sandusky appreciated going to a doctor, who like themselves, were not natives of America.. Dr. Carl Heiter was laid to rest at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

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