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Johann Diedrich Fahnestock
Anna Margaretha Wirth
Diedrich Fahnestock , M.D.
Esther Bauman
Samuel Fahnestock , M.D.


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Samuel Fahnestock , M.D. 2

  • Born: 1764, Berlin, , Pennsylvania
  • Marriage (1): Susan Baugher on 16 Sep 1819 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA 1
  • Died: 8 Dec 1836, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA at age 72

bullet  General Notes:

FAHNESTOCK, Dr. Samuel, a leading physician of Lancaster for many years. He practiced medicine, in Lancaster for nearly forty years. (born about 1763)

In the autumn of 1777, when the wounded soldiers were transferred from Brandywine to the village of Ephrata, the subject of this notice, being about fourteen years of age, by his unwearied attention and the coolness he displayed, attracted the attention of General Hand, himself an eminent physician, who advised his father to educate him for a physician. The father accepted the suggestion, and his future career fully justified the prophetic spirit of General Hand.

As he increased in years and practice he became especially distinguished for his treatment of fevers, and the remarkable success that attended the exercise of his skill throughout the prevalence of an eventful epidemic, won for him the most flattering encomiums of the distinguished Dr. Rush. His practice, for many years, extended far beyond the limits of Lancaster county. He died December 8th, 1836, in the 73rd year of his age.

*Contributed by I. F. Bomberger, of Litiz.

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Spring lancet with case, 19th century. Brass lancet with brass
lever release. Case is covered with red cloth and lined with
black plush. Used by Dr. Samuel Fahnestock (1764-1836)
or by his son. Dr. WiUiam Baker Fahnestock (1804-1886)
of Pennsylvania. Donated by Capt. Henry Fahnestock
MacComsey, U.S.N., and Dr. G. Horace Coshow 1968. Lan-
cet: L 40 mm, W 20 mm. Case: L 74 mm, W 40 mm, H
26 mm. NMHT 280145 (M-12341).


Samuel married Susan Baugher on 16 Sep 1819 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.1



1 The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA - September 29, 1819.

2 A Biographical History of Lancaster County by Alexander Harris (published in 1872).

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