The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
STERRICKER, John W., M.D. - Roseboom
John W. STERRICKER, M.D., son of Thomas and Jane
Sterricker, was born in the county of York, England, in October, 1814.
His parents emigrated from the mother country to America when he
was a lad, settling first in Canada, where they remained for a period,
and subsequently came to this State and located in Cherry Valley.
Dr. Sterricker early chose the medical profession as his vocation
in life, and commenced his studies with Dr. De Forest, of Plattsburg,
N.Y., when about twenty-one years of age. He subsequently pursued
his studies with Dr. Lewis Storrs, a prominent physician at Waddington,
St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. He was also a student at the Vermont
medical college. He commenced the practice of medicine in 1840,
and has been in active practice from that time to the present, a period
of nearly forty years.
Politically he is a Republican, and an earnest advocate of the
principles of that party. In 1842 he married Marian SUTPHEN,
a native of Roseboom, and their family consists of four children,
viz.: Jane, Mary, John W., Jr., and Adelaide, all living with their
Dr. Sterricker has ever manifested an interest in the public
welfare, and has repeatedly represented his town in the board of
supervisors. He was also supervisor of the old town of Cherry
Valley in 1854, the year when Roseboom was set off. He has also
officiated in other official capacities, among which may be mentioned
loan commissioner, notary public, etc. Dr. Sterricker's life has been
one of activity and usefulness, and he justly merits the esteem in
which he is held by his fellow-citizens.
His son, John W. Sterricker, Jr., is also a physician, having
graduated from the Albany medical college in 1875, and is now in
practice with his father. He is the present supervisor of Roseboom.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 319
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