Dr. D.J. Mercer


by B.J. Griswold.

Dr. D.J. Mercer came to Poe in 1902 and here established himself in the practice of his profession. He has built up an extensive following in the community and stands well among his fellows throughout the county. He is an Allen county product, born in Madison township on December 13, 1878, son of Robert and Nancy (McKeeman) Mercer, themselves natives of Allen county and among the representative people of their community. Doctor Mercer was one of five children--three sons and two daughters, one of the daughters being deceased. he was educated in the schools of Madison township, and following his high school training entered Fort Wayne Medical School, from which he was graduated with the class of 1901. The young M.D. practiced his profession at Helmer one year and then came to Poe, where he has since been established. He is progressive in his work and has made a practice of attending Chicago clinics whenever possible, so that he has kept well abreast of the times in a professional way. Doctor Mercer was married on November 14, 1901, to Miss Nettie B. Fry, daughter of Jacob Fry, of Fort Wayne, Allen county, and they have three children--Charles Robert, David John and Harriet Elizabeth. The doctor is a Scottish Rite Mason and is affiliated with various Fort Wayne bodies of the order.

Jane Hunter Hodgson
Tucson, Arizona

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