WIESTLING, BENJAMIN JOSEPH, M.D., son of Samuel Christopher and Anna Maria (Bucher) Wiestling, was born September 16, 1805, in Middle Paxtang, Dauphin county, Pa. He was educated in the public schools of Harrisburg, whither his father removed in 1811, and also the old Harrisburg Academy. He began the study of medicine with his father, and subsequently continued under the instruction of his elder brothers, Drs. Samuel C. and Joshua M. He attended lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating from the medical department of that institution in March, 1827. He located at Middletown, Pa., where for a period of over fifty years he practiced his profession. Dr. Wiestling married, June 23, 1831, Matilda Eveline, daughter of Andrew and Hannah (Templin) Ross, of Georgetown, D.C.
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