From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
David N. E. Brown, M. D., was born in Columbiana County Ohio, Nov. 30, 1831, a son of Rev. Levi and Phebe A. (Kirk) Brown. who settled in Richland Township in 1844. His literary education was received in this county. He commenced his medical studies under preceptorship of Dr. E. L. Pattee, of Metz; continued with him about two years, then attended a course of lectures at Cincinnati Eclectic Medical College. Commenced the practice of medicine in August, 1855, in Branch County, Mich., remaining there about two years, then came to this county, and after one year in Clear Lake Township, moved to Hamilton, where he has since resided. The Doctor attended a course of lectures at Ann Arbor, Mich, in the winter of 1864-'5. He is a member of the Steuben County Medical Society. By strict methodical attention to his business and care for his patients he has won an enviable reputation, and a large practice, and is enjoying the full confidence of the people in connection with his profession. The Doctor up to 1884 has always voted the Republican ticket, but still considers himself a Republican. He was married Sept. 23, 1855, to Lydia Ann Hoopes, daughter of Thomas and Charity Hoopes, who was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1828. They have seven children-- John M., Mrs. Elizabeth A. Sewell, Phebe C. (died aged five years), Levi B., Sarah I., Thomas I., and Ira T.
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