Hudson County & Bergen County Biographies





JOHN CLEMENT JUSTIN, M.D., of Guttenberg, N. J., son of Rev. John Justin and Catharine Westerfeld, was born in the Town of Union, Hudson County, September 26, 1868. He began his education in the public schools of his native town, spent a year and a half in the employ of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, and was graduated from Hasbrouck Institute, Jersey City, in 1885, and from New York University in the arts and sciences with the degree of B.A. in 1889. In 1891 he began the study of medicine at the Medical Department of the University of the City of New York, from which he was graduated with the degree of M.D. in 1893. He immediately entered Heidelberg Hospital in Germany, where he remained one year, and then took special courses in the Würzburg hospitals. After ward he traveled through the principal cities of Germany, visiting hospitals, and thence went to Switzerland, Italy, France, and England.

Returning to America, Dr. Justin substituted for Dr. Exton, of Arlington, for a period of two months, and in the fall of 1894 began the practice of his profession in Guttenberg, and afterward built his present residence in West New York, Hudson County, where he continues to reside.

Dr. Justin has already achieved success as a physician and surgeon, and throughout the section in which he has acquired an extensive practice is highly esteemed and respected. His ability, integrity, and genial good nature have won for him the confidence of the community. He is a member of the Royal Arcanum, of the Knights of Honor, of the Order of American Mechanics, and of the Foresters of America.

November 26, 1895, Dr. Justin married Ottilie Katherine Kothe, daughter of William and Ottilie Katherine (Fuchs) Kothe, of the Town of Union, N. J. They have one son living, viz.: John Clement Justin, Jr., born October 10, 1897.

Source: Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, Editor, Cornelius Burnham Harvey, The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900, pages 200-201.

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