DR. CHARLES T. BENNER, physician and surgeon, New Washington; was born in Tiffin, Ohio, July 29, 1856; he is a son of George and Susanna Zlise Benner, who were parents of five children - Josephine, William, Augustus, Charles T., and John. Dr. Benner's youthful days were passed in Tiffin going to school. He was for one year in the employ of Gray and Stevenson, in Tiffin, and for a short time, clerked for his brother in the same place. In 1874, he commenced the study of medicine, under the instruction of Kinnaman and Hershiser, and, after a thorough study of the branches necessary, he entered the University of Wooster, at Cleveland. After one term of lectures, in the spring of 1877, he began practice in New Washington. Here he met with excellent success, and, the next winter, returned to college, where he graduated. After his graduation, Dr. Benner returned to New Washington and recommenced the practice of medicine. Jan. 8, 1880, he was united in marriage with Miss Hennie C. Meschinger, daughter of John U. Meschinger, Esq., of Tiffin. Although yet a young man, Dr. Benner, by his gentlemanly deportment, and the success with which he has met obstinate cases, has won an excellent practice, and one that is as desirable as any physician enjoys in Crawford Co. He is an enterprising young man, and a Democrat in politics. He is widely known and highly respected throughout the county.


History of Crawford County and Ohio, Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1881