SEITZ, J. Landis, M. D., was born in Safe Harbor, Lancaster county, Pa., August 11, 1856. He is a son of Noah H. and Elizabeth (daughter of John Landis) Seitz, natives of that county. His father was a practical iron man; he learned the business when young, and was associated with C. L. Bailey & Co. in the iron business for many years, and came here with those men. He was also largely interested in farming, and died October 14, 1889. He was a Republican in politics, but held no office. He was a member of no church. His wife survives him. They reared three children; namely: J. Landis, David H., machinist, of Philadelphia, and Daniel S., attorney, of this city. J. Landis was reared in Cumberland county, and was educated at Millersburg Normal School, special course. He taught school in Lancaster and Cumberland counties, and in the city schools. In 1877 he began the study of medicine and in 1882 was associated with Dr. George R. Hursh. He attended the Jefferson Medical College, and graduated in 1882, and has since been practicing in this city. He conducts a general practice, and is a specialist in the treatment of catarrhal diseases of the throat, ear and chest. He is a member of the County Medical Society, and was vice-president of it. He is a member of the State Medical Association, and was a delegate to that body. He is a member of the Harrisburg Academy of Medicine. He was elected county physician of the City Hospital. He is a Republican in politics. He is a member, and one of the organizers, and present president of the Pennsylvania Building and Loan Association. He was married, in 1885, to Miss Nettie L. Barnitz, daughter of George C. Barnitz, of Harrisburg. They have one child, George Howard. He is a member of the Messiah Lutheran church, and was formerly a Sabbath-school teacher.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
Date of Transcription: 11 November 2000
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