George Alfred Auerswald
Dr. Auerswald house on East Pratt, DeSoto, MO
Township, District #193
George Auerswald, age 27, Physician, Born Switzerland, Single
Missouri Census, DeSoto,
George Auerswald, age 44 Single, Born Dec. 1855 in Germany,
Physician, Year of immigration 1855
Jefferson Democrat Advertisement - Oct. 8 1884
G.A. Auerswald Physician & Surgeon, Office at City Drug
Store, DeSoto, MO
Calls promptly answered by day or night
Jefferson Democrat Feb. 24, 1882
G.A. AUERSWALD, med attention to pauper 10.00
Jefferson Democrat Jan. 1882
Mrs. James White has been quite sick with typhoid fever, but is improving rapidly under the treatment of Dr. Auerswald.
Jefferson Democrat Jan 7, 1885
anticipation of a pleasant and profitable holiday season was sadly marred by
the death of his brother, Edwin, which occurred in St.
Louis, December 18th.
Deceased had just returned from a trip to California
in search of health, and left his wife and babe in Marinetta, Wisconsin. The Doctor had the remains embalmed and
accompanied them to the home of the bereaved wife, who was too sick to come to
Jefferson Democrat April 20, 1887
Dr. AUERSWALD and
Mrs. Geo. R. RATHBUN will start for Southern California
on Wednesday of this week. Mrs. R. goes for the benefit of her health, which
has been delicate for some time past, and the doctor to accompany her and take
a needful rest for himself.
The Record March 8,
(letter to the editor)
Discontinue sending your paper to my address. Send
bill to People's Bank of DeSoto for collections. G.A. AUERSWALD, State Representative of Jefferson
(response of editor)
The Dr. does not yet realize that he is not the
Representative of Jefferson County, but is the MIS-representative of the
County. If he had any of the real qualities of a true representative, he
could never had so far forgotten his dignity as to be guilty as having sent
such an atrocity through the mails. We merely give his postal in order to
show that he is really only Dr.
AUERSWALD and the real mis-representative of
County. The Dr. has always
paid his subscription and we hate to lose a subscriber, but we suffer the loss
uncomplainingly, because we are sure that the Dr. will borrow his neighbors
paper to see what we have to say and the real loss is only financial and not as
a factor in the life of the common-wealth.
Newspaper obit (from Eddie Miller’s “As You Like It”)
Doctor’s Permits to Prescribe Ethyl Alcohol and Wine 1922-33
790 II D-R
G. A. Auerswald, DeSoto
Dr. George Alfred Auerswald, one of the pioneer doctors and citizens of
Desoto died Tuesday morning, August
30, 1928, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson
City. He had been ill only a few days when death, due
to the infirmities of old age came to him. Dr. George Auerswald
was probably one of the best known men of Jefferson County, having been
identified with medical practice for over fifty years – also as a servant of
the people in these capacities, coroner of the county, Representative in the
State Legislature for five years, and head of the Pure Food and Drug Commission
for the State under both Governors Hyde and Samuel A. Baker. The doctor never
married, although he has an adopted son living in St.
Louis. Besides one sister touring in Europe
at the time of his
death and a nephew living in California,
there are no other living relatives.