Lee County Biography

John B. Werren M.D.

Dr. John B. Werren, engaged in the practice of medicine at Dixon since 1909, was born in Franklin county, Tennessee, on the llth of November, 1871, and is a son of John B. and Susan (Zwallan) Werren, both of whom were natives of Switzerland. They left the land of the Alps in 1868 to come to the United States and after crossing the Atlantic made their way into the interior of the country. For some years they were residents of Tennessee and in 1896 removed northward to Lake Forest, Illinois. The mother is now deceased, but the father is still living at Lake Forest, where he is engaged in the grocery business. At the usual age Dr. Werren entered the public schools and therein continued his studies until he had completed the course. He afterward became a student in the Normal School at Winchester Tennessee, and at a later date attended the Lake Forest Academy. His professional course was pursued in the Bennett Medical College of Chicago, from which he was graduated with the class of 1900. He then located for practice at Orland, Illinois, where he remained for a year, and next went to Grand Detour, Illinois, where he continued until 1909. That year witnessed his arrival in Dixon, where he has since engaged in general practice. He is a member of the Lee County Medical Society, the Illinois State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. In October, 1900, Dr. Werren was united in marriage to Miss Cora E. Schumaker, of Chicago. He is a republican in politics and manifests a citizen 's interest in the questions of the day but has had neither time nor inclination for public office. He is well known in fraternal circles, being a Royal Arch Mason and a member of the Elks and the Moose. He has not yet attained the prime of life but already has made for himself a gratifying place in professional ranks and will undoubtedly advance still farther in the future.

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