|A Year of Indiana History - 2016|
Dr. Charles Schussler opened Madison Medical Institute on March 10, 1853. Due to a severe cholera epidemic that raged in southern Indiana, the school closed after three months.
Charles Schussler (December 28, 1807 – September 20, 1874)
A native of Stuttgart, Germany Dr. Schussler attended Universities at Tubingen and Vienna. He moved to New York in 1828 and opened a drug store in New York. From New York, he emigrated to Texas, then to New Orleans. Finally, he moved to Madison and opened a medical practice. He lived at 514 Jefferson Street, where he lived until his death in 1874.
At the beginning of the Civil War, Dr. Schussler enlisted in the army as a Surgeon on September 20, 1861. He mustered out of the army on September 22, 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. His wife, Magdalena Schussler passed away in 1874. The couple had five children. Their graves are at Springdale Cemetery in Madison. Their home was the site of Schussler Bed And Breakfast until it closed.
A Year of Indiana History - 2016
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