E. X. Giebner  

E. X. GIEBNER, physician and surgeon,  Sandy Lake, was born July 5, 1830, in Mercer County. His father, Valentine Giebner, was a native of the eastern part of Pennsylvania, and came to this county at an early day. His mother, Anna (Albin) Giebner, was born on the ocean, to John and Jane Albin, in 1804. Charles A. Giebner died in this county, and was buried about four miles south of Sandy Lake. He was the father of the following children: Jacob, John, was drowned at Galena; Augustus and William, both died in Mercer County; Polly, married James McCloskey, and died in Sandy Lake; Valentine and Samuel. Valentine died in 1874, and was the father of four children: E. X., J. T., an attorney of Sharon; Mary A., married Samuel Waldron; Sarah B., married James Grace. The parents were consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject was educated in the common schools and Allegheny College, Meadville, and during intervals he taught in the country and two years at Franklin, Venango County. He began reading medicine at that city in 1851, with Dr. B. Gillett, and attended medical college at Harvard, where he graduated in 1854, and at once began the practice of his chosen profession in Franklin, Penn., in partnership with his preceptor, for one year. He then went to Blair County, where he remained until 1856, when he located at Sandy Lake, where be has taken high rank as one of the best physicians and surgeons in this part of the state. He had Dr. T. M. Cooley as a partner from 1876 to 1888. He was married, in 1856, to Mary A. Dunn, a native of Sandy Lake, and daughter of Robert and Anna (McKean) Dunn, and by this union has two children: Annette and Ida E., married William Harvey, who is dead, and she is the mother of one son, Earl. The Doctor has been burgess of Sandy Lake, and at various times a member of the council of the same. He has also served as school director.  For many years he was identified with the Republican party, but is now an adherent of the Greenback party. He is a member of the F.&A.M., I.O.O.F., A.O.U.W. and K.of H. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1053 and 1056 - 1057)

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