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D. M. BARRERE, M. D. This well-known physician and surgeon of New Carlisle, Clark County, is a practitioner in the prime of life and the midst of his usefulness. He has already made good strides in his profession and may be classed among its representative men. He was born in the town of Newmarket, Highland County, this State, April 22, 1850, and is a son of Hazard and Eliza (MORROW) BARRERE, the former of whom was a native of the same place and born April 7, 1814. The father of our subject spent his entire life in Newmarket, dying September 14, 1882. In early life he was engaged in the mercantile business and shipped goods in great quantities by flatboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans. He was a prominent man in his county, a Whig first and then a Democrat, and served as Justice of the Peace for forty years.
The paternal grandparents of our subject were George W. and Abigail (MILLS) BARRERE, whom it is supposed were natives of Virginia. Grandfather BARRERE and his brother were captured by the Indians when children and taken to Kentucky, where they were held several years, but were finally rescued. George W. BARRERE served as a Colonel in the Revolutionary War, and later was the first Judge of Highland County, this State. He surveyed much of the land in that county and for many years conducted a hotel in Newmarket, where he had settled in 1800. The property still remains in the family.
The mother of our subject was born in Newmarket, Ohio, April 10, 1813, and is still living, making her home with him in New Carlisle. Her father, James MORROW, was born in Virginia. He came to Ohio about 1808, settling in or near Newmarket, and died there. The parental household included the following children: Marietta is unmarried and resides at New Carlisle; Hazard during the Civil War enlisted as a private in Company H, First Ohio Cavalry, and was killed November 23, 1864, at Cleveland, Tenn.; Magnolia is unmarried and resides in New Carlisle; D. M., of this sketch, was the next in order of birth; Elma is deceased.
The subject of this notice was reared in his native town, where he attended the common schools and then entered Hillsboro High School, there completing his studies. He began life for himself at the early age of eleven years, availing himself of the books which came into his way and subsequently developing into a teacher, which profession he followed until 1872. He then began reading medicine under the instruction of Dr. H. Whistler, of Newmarket, and later entered Miami Medical College, at Cincinnati, from which he was graduated in 1876.
Dr. BARRERE commenced the practice of his profession at New Antioch, Clinton County, and sojourned there until 1882. That year he established a drug store at Lima, which he conducted until the following year, then, in the winter of 1883-84, attended the Polytechnic College in New York City. In the spring of 1884 he took up his residence in New Carlisle and practiced continuously until 1889. Then, desirous of further advancement in the art and science of medicine, he took a post graduate course in New York City. He has been a close student and extensive reader, and keeps himself thoroughly posted in regard to the duties of his profession. He stands well with the brethren and is prominently connected with the Brown, Clinton and Clark County Medical Societies, also the Ohio State Medical Association. He is a Mason in good standing and a Knight Templar, belonging to Palestine Lodge No. 33. He is also a Knight of Pythias, belonging to the lodge at New Carlisle. In politics he affiliates with the Republican party. With the exception of being a matured bachelor, he has performed all the duties of an honest man and a good citizen.
Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio
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