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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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LOUIS A. SALADE, M. D., A. B., M. A., is one of the leading young physicians and surgeons of Catasauqua, having succeeded in acquiring an extensive and remunerative practice. A public-spirited man, he is always identified with all movements tending to further local and general interests, and personally is very popular, having hosts of warm friends. A native of Schuylkill County, Pa., the Doctor was born near Tamaqua, June 27, 1864. For several generations his ancestors had followed the medical profession, in which they achieved high honors. He comes of good old Huguenot stock, his great-great-grandfather having fled from the religious persecution in France, to seek refuge in this land of liberty and free conscience. Dr. Joseph Salade, our subject’s grandfather, was a native of Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia. He practiced for a time in this state, but later found his field of work in Circleville, Ohio, where he was a practicing physician until he retired to return to his old home. His death occurred when nearly eighty years of age, in New Ringgold, Pa.

The father of our subject, Dr. Edwin S., was born in the Keystone State, his boyhood being passed in Ohio. Like his father before him, he became a student in Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, and later was in the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. After his graduation he settled in Schuylkill County, and in 1872 became a resident of Tamaqua, where he was in practice until his death in 1884, when he had nearly attained his fiftieth birthday. Religiously he was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and in politics was a Democrat. The wife of Dr. Edwin Salade was before her marriage Emma S. Yaeger, a native of Berks County. Her father Rev, Gottleib F., was born in Wurternberg, Germany, in 1797, and received his education at the University of Tubingen. He was ordained as a minister in the Lutheran Church, and on coming to the United States, when about twenty years of age, located in Berks County, where he preached the Gospel for over half a century. He had the honor of being the oldest minister in his denomination in this country at the time of his death which occurred in his ninetieth year. His wife formerly Mary Audenried, of Swiss descent, also lived to an extreme old age, her death occurring when she was ninety-two years of age. The mother of our subject is still living, her home being in Tamaqua, and of her two sons and one daughter Louis A. is the youngest. His brother has passed away, and the sister, Mamie, is the wife of Dr. R. N. Ramsay, of Birmingham, Ala.

Dr. Louis A. Salade attended the excellent public and private schools of his birthplace, and in 1880 entered the preparatory department of Franklin and Marshall College at Lancaster. In 1881 he entered the Freshman class of that well known institution, and was active in its literary society, being still a member of the Greek letter fraternity known as the Chi Phi Society. He graduated in 1885 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and in 1890 his Alma Mater conferred upon him the degree of Master of Arts. In the fall of 1885 the young man entered the University of Pennsylvania, in the medical department, and graduated three years later with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. For a time, as his health had been slightly impaired by his arduous studies, the Doctor was in the South, being connected with the Pioneer Mining and Manufacturing Company at Thomas, Ala. At the end of two years, having recovered his normal health, he returned, and in 1890 located in this city to begin his career, which has greatly prospered. The Doctor’s residence and office are at the corner of Fourth and Strawberry Streets, a beautiful place, showing the marks of refinement and culture.

February 26, 1889, Dr. Salade married Miss Blanche T., daughter of J. W. Fuller, whose biography appears in another portion of this work. Mrs. Salade was born in Philadelphia, and passed her girlhood in this city. She was given the best of educational advantages, for after completing the public schools of this city she entered Vassar College, and later was a student in the exclusive and renowned Ogontz in Philadelphia. The Doctor and his wife have two living children, Lewis A., Jr., and Jeannette. The parents are faithful attendants and members of the Episcopal Church. Dr. Salade is a member of the Board of Health of Catasauqua, and is in the front ranks of all measures pertaining to sanitation and hygiene. He belongs to the Lehigh County, the Lehigh Valley and the State Medical Societies, having acted as Vice-President of the first-named organization.

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