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A Biographical History of Darke County, Ohio

Compendium of National Biography
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Chicago:  The Lewis Publishing Company
1900
 

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H. A. Kepner
HARRISON A. KEPNER

Source: A Biographical History of Darke County, Ohio, Compendium of National Biography - Illustrated - Publ. Evansville, Ind. - 1900 - Page 510

OSCAR C. KERLIN, D. D. S.  One of the popular citizens and successful dentists of Greenville, Ohio, is Dr. Kerlin, who was born in Wayne county, Indiana, in 1861, and is a son of William K. and Hannah B. (Jefferis) Kerlin, also natives of that county, the former born March 2, 1832, and latter November 28, 1830. They were married on the 1st of December, 1853. More extended mention is made of this worthy couple on another page of this volume.
     Dr. Kerlin spent the first four years of his life in the county of his nativity and in March, 1865, was brought by his parents to Harrison township, Darke county, Ohio, where the father was engaged in agricultural pursuits for a few years. In 1870 the family removed to Greenville, where the Doctor attended the public schools conducted by Professor J. T. Martz, and later graduated at the Greenville Commercial College. He began his business career as a bookkeeper for Rody Ryan, a railroad contractor, with whom he remained six years, and on the expiration of that time commenced the study of dentistry under the instruction of Dr. Little, of Greenville. Subsequently he entered the dental department of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, where he was graduated with the class of 1889. Immediately after his graduation he opened an office in Versailles, Darke county, where he remained twelve months, and then returned to Greenville and formed a partnership with his former preceptor, Dr. Little, with whom he was engaged in practice for three years. Since then he has been alone. He has a well equipped office, supplied with all the latest appliances known to the profession, for he is progressive and enterprising and keeps well informed on the latest discoveries and theories made in the science of dentistry. He has built up a large practice, which is constantly increasing, and his patronage comes from the best class of people.
     November 26, 1896, Dr. Kerlin married Miss Avarilla K. Fahnestock, who traces her ancestry back to Germany. Her parents were Rev. James and Rachel A. (Worley) Fahnestock, and her maternal grandparents were Rev. Caleb and Elizabeth (Adams) Worley. The Doctor and his wife have two sons: Oscar R., born November 4, 1897, and William Worley, born November 2, 1899. Fraternally Dr. Kerlin is a member of Champion Lodge, No. 742, and Greenville Encampment, No. 90, I. O. O. F.
Source: A Biographical History of Darke County, Ohio, Compendium of National Biography - Illustrated - Publ. Evansville, Ind. - 1900 - Page 589

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