biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JOHN H. WILEY, M. D., of Oskaloosa, was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., Sept. 14, 1821. He is a son of James Wiley, who was born Aug. 30, 1794, and Elizabeth (McCurdy) Wiley, born Dec. 23, 1797, who were married Sept 19, 1820. They were parents of seven children: John H., born Sept. 14, 1821; Elizabeth, May 2, 1824; Mary A., born Aug. 1, 1827, died Aug. 9, 1834; James A., born June 22, 1830, died July 30, 1834; Caroline J., born July 18, 1835; Hannah M., June 29, 1839; Maria L., Sept. 26, 1841. Mr. and Mrs. James Wiley were farmers by occupation, and were consistent, highly respected, and influential members of the Presbyterian Church in the county where they resided. Mr. Wiley died June 22, 1861, and his widow survived him until June 9,1882. John H. was reared a farmer's boy and received only a common-school education, supplemented by more liberal acquirements at Greensburg Academy and Jefferson College. While a mere boy he evinced a disposition for the study of medicine, and in 1844 entered the office of Dr. Crawford at Clsrksburg, Decatur Co., Ind., where the family then resided, and remained under instruction for several years. He afterward attended the Medical University of New York, receiving its full course of lectures, and attended a private course at the New York Hospital. Returning thence to Kingston in Decatur County, he commenced the practice of his profession. Tn 1854 he attended lectures at the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, and graduated there in February, 1854, and again returned to Kingston and followed his chosen profession for a number of years. In 1871 the Doctor came to Oskaloosa, where he has since resided. He is a member of the Eclectic Medical Association of Iowa, and in 1885 filled the position of Corresponding Secretary of that society. The Doctor was married, in Decatur County, Ind., Dec. 6, 1846, to Miss Angeline Antrobus, a native of that county, born April 3, 1825. By this marriage them have been five children, three now living: Isabella J.; Elizabeth, wife of Allen Johnson of Ottumwa: Alice A. married Ernest Gibbs of Ottumwa, and died June 5, 1881; Carrie M., wife of N. E. Owen, of Lathrop, Mo.; Harry died June 9, 1866. The Doctor and wife are acceptable members of the Presbyterian Church, In the profession of medicine none rank higher or more fully enjoy the confidence of the people than does the Doctor.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy