Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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J. M. Kleiser

DR. J. M. KLEISER, a physician and surgeon of high repute throughout Labette county, is enjoying a very fine practice in Parsons, Kansas, where he is located. He was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, in 1849.

The early boyhood days of Mr. Kleiser were spent in Northern California, whither his parents had moved during the gold excitement. They returned to Kentucky in 1860. After obtaining his primary schooling he entered Washington & Lee University, which he attended for two years, and then continued his studies at the University of Virginia. He studied medicine at the University of New York in New York City, and graduated from the medical department, with the class of 1871. After a short rest, he began his practice at Parsons, Kansas, where he located January 9, 1872, and has resided ever since. His patronage is mainly from a high class of citizens, and his patients are also numbered as his friends. He enjoys their greatest confidence, and his ability is recognized wherever he is known. He has been local surgeon for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway ever since he located in Parsons. He is a member of the Southeastern Kansas Medical Society; the State Medical Society of Kansas; and the International Society of Railway Surgeons.

Dr. Kleiser was united in matrimony with Elizabeth H. Reynolds, who died March 10, 1896, leaving four children: Max, Karl, Fritz and Hugh. The Doctor is a member of the Masonic fraternity, as far advanced as the Shrine. In politics, he is a stanch and unwavering supporter of the principles of the Democratic party. He has served as city physician, and on the board of health. During President Hayes' administration, he was U. S. pension examiner. This position he held for 16 consecutive years.