Edmund Bachman, M.D. One of the physicians who has an extensive and successful practice in Fenton, Genesee County, is he whose name is given above. He was born at White Lake, Oakland County, Mich., December 25, 1849. His father, John Bachman, was a native of New York and a farmer by calling. He emigrated to Michigan with his family at an early day and located in Oakland County where he died in 1850. Our subject’s mother bore the maiden of Jane Garner. Her decease occurred in 1863.
The original of our sketch is the youngest of ten children who were born to his parents and seven of whom are living. He was reared on a farm until the age of eleven years. He received the rudiments of his education in the district school and at the age above mentioned became clerk in a drug store at Davisburg, Oakland County. He continued in this capacity for three years, after which he attended the Union schools at Corunna, Mich. In 1863 he went to Texas and accepted a position as a clerk in the drug house of Dr. E. J. Beal at Corsicana and subsequently filled a like position at San Antonio .
In 1866 our subject concluded to return to Michigan. There was no railroad in Texas in those days so he made the return journey form San Antonio to Kansas City on horseback, coming diagonally across the Indian Territory, where he camped out at night. He crossed many miles of wild and desolate country inhabited only by wild beasts and Indians. After his return he purchased a drug store at Davisburg and about the same time began reading medicine with his brother-in-law, who was a physician. He continued as proprietor of the store for about three years. The winter of 1868 he spent as a student in Rush Medical College of Chicago.
Dr. subsequently completed his medical course in the Detroit Medical College. In 1877 he located at Davisburg, and there practiced his profession for about three years, thence removing to New Boston, Wayne County, where he practiced for three years. He then removed to Fenton where he has built up and now enjoys a large and lucrative practice.
He of whom we write took upon himself the duties of married life February 22, 1876, his bride being Miss Emily Peak, a native of Springfield, Oakland County. They have one daughter, whose name is Myra. Our subject is a Democrat politically, and has been a member of the Village council of Fenton for four years and has held the office of Health commissioner for five years and has acted as Town Physician for the same length of time. Mrs. Bachman is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Source: Chapman Brothers. Portrait and biographical record of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola counties, Michigan. Chicago: Chapman brothers, 1892.