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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