History of Bucks
County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
ST. JOHN W. MINTZER, M.D.
ST. JOHN W. MINTZER, M.D., born in Philadelphia, May 10, 1834, died December 25, 1894. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania. April 16, 1861, he was appointed surgeon of the Washington Brigade, and April 19, three days later, at Baltimore, Maryland, attended the first killed and wounded of the war. On May 5, 1861 he was appointed surgeon of the Twenty-sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers and also acted as surgeon of United States Volunteers, Third and Fourteenth Army Corps. He was present on duty in all the battles fought by General Hooker, commanded by Generals McClellan and Burnside, in the Army of the Potomac. He was acting medical inspector of the Army of the Cumberland, surgeon-in-chief commanding the United States Army general hospitals at McMinnville, Tennessee; South street, Philadelphia; Beverly, New Jersey, and York, Pennsylvania, and surgeon-in-chief of the states of Texas, Mississippi, etc. He resigned and was mustered out June 28, 1867. He practiced medicine until within one year of his death. June 29, 1867, Dr. Mintzer was appointed commissioner to the Paris Exposition by Governor Geary, of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Mintzer married Frances M. ________, who survives him. With her children, Watkins Franklin and Anna M., she resides at the old colonial mansion, “China Hall,” on the Upper Delaware river, near Croydon station, which Dr. Mintzer purchased and restored in 1882.
Text taken from page 411
Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed December 2002 as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html
Published January 2003 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks