J. M. Lewis, M. D., was born in Dundee, Ill., Feb. 19, 1857, and was a son of William and Agnes Lewis, nee Sloan. His father was a native of Scotland, and emigrated to America in 1844, locating in Dundee, Ill. In 1857 he removed to Highland Township, Clayton County, and engaged in farming. Dr. Lewis received his early education in the district schools, and afterward entered the Iowa State University, from the medical department of which he graduated in 1879. He then engaged in the practice of medicine in Elkport, and has ever been a faithful worker in the profession whcih he has chosen for his life work, meeting with the success he so well deserves. He was married in 1881 to Emma Luers, who was born in Clayton County, and was a daughter of H.H. and Dora Luers, residents of Cummina Colony. Dr. Lewis is a member of I.O.O.F. lodge, and in politics is a Republican.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1124
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