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Charles E. Weidman, M. D.

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[This information is from pp. 222-225 of Biographical Review Volume XXXIII: Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Greene, Schoharie and Schenectady Counties, New York (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1899). It is in the collection of the Grems-Doolittle Library of the Schenectady County Historical Society at 920 BIO.]

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Charles E. Weidman, M. D., the well-known medical practitioner of Gallupville, in the town of Wright, his native place, was born on November 8, 1870, his parents being Daniel and Louisa (Vroman) Weidman. His grandfather, Peter I. Weidman, who was born in Middleburg, was a farmer by occupation, and there spent the early part of his active life. Later he lived in the town of New Scotland for ten years, and at the end of that time came to Wright, where he died at the age of seventy-five. Peter I. Weidman's wife, the Doctor's grandmother, Edith Houghtaling, a native of New Scotland, Albany County, is still living on the old farm. All her life she has been a devoted member of the Lutheran Church. Of the five children born to her, only one is living.

Daniel Weidman, son of Peter I., was reared on a farm, and received his education in the common schools. He spent the later years of his life on the old homestead, his death occurring at the age of fifty-two. In politics he was a stanch Republican, as his father before him had been. He was a leading agriculturist of his town and an active member of the Lutheran church.

Dr. Weidman's mother, who was the daughter of Albert Vroman and one of a family of eleven children, was born in 1846, in the town of Guilderland, in Albany County, this State. Her father was a speculator in farm produce. Her mother, whose maiden name was Van Aurnum, is still living. Besides the Doctor, Mrs. Weidman had two children, namely: Austin J.; and Edith, who is the wife of Charles S. Young. Mrs. Weidrnan died in 1889 at the age of forty-three. Both parents were members of the Lutheran church, and the father had held the office of Deacon as well as others of less importance.

The boyhood of Dr. Weidman was spent on the home farm. He attended the common schools and Hartwick Seminary, graduating from the last-named institution in 1891. Subsequent to this he taught school in Gallupville for two years. He pursued the study of medicine in the Albany Medical College, was graduated in 1895, and since that time has been located here. He has demonstrated his fitness for the profession in which he has engaged, and has built up a flourishing practice, his ability being recognized by all who have had occasion to call upon him. Although he has been here but a comparatively short time, he has won many friends professionally; and his services are in requisition, not only in the village, but also in the outlying districts.

Dr. Weidman was married in the fall of 1896 to Minnetta C. Barringer, who was born in Germantown, Columbia County. She is the daughter of John I. Barringer, a druggist of Hudson, formerly of Germantown, and one of a family of three children. In politics, the Doctor is a Republican. He has served on the town Republican committee, and has been candidate for Coroner. He has held a number of offices on the election board, among these being that of ballot clerk. In 1898 he was elected Supervisor of the town of Wright, and in 1899 was re-elected for two years. Professionally, he is a member of the Schoharie County Medical Society. He is a member of Orion Lodge, No. 624, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; is Past Grand, and has been through all the other chairs. Mrs. Weidman is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Waterford.

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