Dr. Christian M. Zeller, dental surgeon, who has been practicing his profession at Yellow Springs for the past twenty years or more, was born at Medway, in the neighboring county of Clark, December 15, 1871, son of John and Esther (Harnish) Zeller, both now deceased, who were born in Pennsylvania. The former died in 1912 and the latter in 1913. Esther Harnish was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and was but two years of age when her parents came to Ohio and settled in Clark county, where she spent the rest of her life. John Zeller was born in 1832 and his youth was spent in his native state. In the days of his young manhood he came to Ohio and located in Clark county, where for some time he followed his trade as a plasterer. After his marriage he became engaged in farming in the vicinity of Medway. All of the children born to him and his wife are still living save one, Lorenzo, who died when eight years of age. The others besides the subject of this sketch, the fifth in order of birth, are Alonzo, Henry, John, Frank, William and Cyrus.

Reared at Medway, Christian M. Zeller received his schooling in the schools of that village and until he was twenty-one years of age continued his labors on the farm. He then went to Cincinnati, where he entered the Ohio Dental School, second to the oldest institution of that character in the United States. He later entered the Cincinnati Dental School and was graduated from that institution in 1897. Upon receiving his diploma Doctor Zeller opened an ofiice for the practice of his profession at Yellow Springs and has since been located there.

On August 29, 1908, Doctor Zeller was united in marriage to Verona Brown, of South Westerlo, in Albany county. New York. They are members of the Presbyterian church. The Doctor is a Republican, fraternally, he is afiiliated with the local lodges of the Free and Accepted Masons and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


From History of Greene County Ohio, Its People, Industries and Institutions, vol. 2. M.A.Broadstone, editor. B.F.Bowen & Co., Indianapolis. 1918