The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
WHEELER, G. W. P., Dr. - Garrattsville
Dr. G. W. P. WHEELER was born in Bristol Co., Mass., Oct. 1,
1801. At the age of two years he, with his father and family, removed
to Herkimer county. He lived there until he was eighteen years of
age, at which place he acquired an academical education. During
this time he devoted to years to mechanical business.
From there he removed to Esperance, Schoharie county, and
gave his attention to the study of medicine in the office of Dr.
Leonard. He then attended three courses of lectures at Berkshire
medical college, at Pittsfield, Mass., and graduated in the winter of
1827. He then established himself in partnership with Dr. Halsey
SPENCER, in Edmeston, Otsego County, for the practice of medicine.
Continued with him for about two years, when he removed to
Garrattsville, Otsego County, where he has continued to practice
until the present time, and now, in his seventy-seventh year, he is
as active as most of the younger practitioners of the county, and has
as large and profitable a ride.
The subject of this sketch was married to Sally WEBB, of Oxford,
Chenango county, May 3, 1828. Of this union were born four
children, two sons and two daughters, viz.: Daniel was born Feb. 7,
1829; died March 3, 1831. Charlotte and Nancy were born Oct. 31,
1830; Charlotte died April 10, 1831. John was born Oct. 12, 1834.
Dr. Wheeler is still in the full possession of his faculties, and
is honored and respected by all.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, between pages 222 & 223
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