From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
E. B. Simmons, M. D., is a native of Crawford County, Ohio, born June 26, 1855, a son of Benjamin F. and Elizabeth (Souder) Simmons, natives of Pennsylvania. His parents were married in Crawford County in 1845, and to them were born three children -- Isaac N., Ira H. (deceased) and E. B. His mother died July 16, 1862, and in 1864 his father married Henrietta Chapman. But one of their two children is living -- Lawrence. E. B. Simmons was reared on a farm, receiving his early education in the common schools. He afterward entered Otterbein College at Westerville, Ohio, and remained there two years. He then taught four terms in the district school and one year in the graded schools of Osceola, Ohio. In 1875 he attended the University at Columbus, Ohio, and in 1877 began the study of medicine with T. F. Wood, of Metz, Ind., remaining with him three years. In the winter of 1878-'79 he attended lectures at Rush Medical College, Chicago, and the following winter at Fort Wayne Medical College, graduating in the spring of 1880. He then commenced his practice with H. D. Wood, of Angola, and in 1881 went to Bucyrus, Ohio, where he remained a year. In the fall of 1882, he located in Fremont where he has built up a good practice. He is a young man of more than ordinary ability and his studious habits and love for his profession have combined to make him successful in his practice and to rank at the head of young physicians in the county. He is a member of the Steuben County, Northeastern Indiana, and State medical associations. Dr. Simmons was married March 23, 1881, to Edith Quamtance, daughter of Joseph Quamtance, of Bucyrus.
Submitted by Kim Davoli