Dr. Gustave W. Rudolphi, who is successfully engaged in the general practice of medicine at Elliott, was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, on the 23rd of September, 1875, his parents being G. T. and Wilhelmina (Rust) Rudolphi, also natives of Mecklenburg. The father followed merchandising in the land of his birth, and in 1885 sailed with his family for the new world. After reaching the shores of America he made his way into the interior of the country, taking up his abode at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After completing his literary education in the common and high schools, Dr. Rudolphi began preparation for his chosen profession by matriculation in the Illinois Medical College, pursuing a four years' course, after which he was graduated with the class of 1905. For two terms during his college days he acted as assistant instructor in anatomy and following his graduation he assisted Dr. Boshell, of Melvin, for a year. On the expiration of that period he opened his office in Elliott, where he is now engaged in general practice. He makes a specialty of surgery and children's diseases, and has already gained more than local distinction by reason of his skill and ability in the field of his chosen endeavor.
In 1906 Dr. Rudolphi was married to Miss Fannie Brooks, a daughter of Edward Brooks, of Vermont, and a descendant of Governor Bradford, who came to America with the historic band of pilgrims in the Mayflower, and was chosen the chief executive of the Plymouth colony. Dr. Rudolphi is a member of the Presbyterian church of Gibson City, and his political allegiance is given to the republican party. Fraternally he is connected with Melvin Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and Elliott Lodge, I. O. O. F. In the line of his profession he is connected with the Iroquois-Ford Medical Society, with the State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and thus keeps in touch with the advanced thought of his profession through the interchange of ideas and experiences among the members of the medical fraternity. He performs his professional services with a sense of conscientious obligation and strict adherence to a high standard of professional ethics.

Extracted 17 Oct 2016 by Norma Hass from History of Ford County, Illinois, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1908, author E. A. Gardner, Volume 2, pages 847-848.

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