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W. A. Yohn

Dr. Yohn Dead.
About 7 o'clock Friday evening the report that Dr. W. A. Yohn was dead became current on the streets. Notwithstanding the announcements in the Sun that he could not survive the night, the news was a great deal of shock. The Doctor has been kept so quiet since his return from Long Cliffe that comparatively few knew of his return, uncured. He passed away quietly at his home on East Monroe street.

The story of his early demise -- he was but 42 -- is affecting. Dr. Yohn was born in this county on March 29, 1850. He was one of five children born to Frederick and Margaret Yohn, who still live in this county. Dr. Yohn atttended the city and district schools and in 1874 he graduated from the N. I. Normal School. He began the study of medicine under Dr. Hakinson and Coates, and in 1878-9 attended the Columbus Medical College, of Ohio. In 1879-80 he studied and graduated from the Medical College of Indiana at Irvington. In 1881 he received the honorary degree of M. D. also from the Kentucky School of Medicine.

Locating in this city permanently in 1880, Dr. Yohn began a practice which soon gave him a reputation throughout this section of the state. For years he was secretary of the county board of health and county health officer. He occupied for a long time the chair of Natural Sciences in the Normal College. He was also a member of the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, and a well-known writer for medical works.

Some time since, overwork and nervousness, combined with the effect of narcotic drugs used medicinally, resulted in his being taken with a form of dementia. A course of treatment at Long Cliffe hospital, Logansport, did not have the desired effect, and about two weeks ago he was brought home, where he has been steadily sinking since. He died about 7 o'clock Saturday night. He was a member of the Masons and of the Sons of Veterans.
--Valpo Sun.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: August 19, 1892
Volume Number: 9
Issue Number: 19
Page: 1
Column(s): 2 and 3

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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