Biography of Charles L. Loffler, M.D.

Charles L. Loffler, M.D., born on July 4, 1871, in Hampton County, Iowa, was a highly accomplished physician. After receiving his early education in Yankton, South Dakota, he graduated from Barnes Medical College in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1901. Dr. Loffler practiced medicine in various locations in Iowa and South Dakota before settling in Sioux Falls in November 1902. He achieved great success in his specialized branches of medicine and held state certificates to practice in several states. Additionally, he was involved in numerous fraternal organizations. Dr. Loffler married Marie M. Dresselhuys in 1895, and they had no children.

CHARLES L. LOFFLER, M. D., is a native of the state of Iowa, having been born in Hampton County on the 4th of July, 1871, and being a son of Charles and Mary R. (Bowman) Loffler, who are now residents of Yankton, South Dakota, having been numbered among the honored pioneers of South Dakota, whither they came in the territorial epoch. When the subject was but six months of age, his parents removed from Iowa to Yankton, South Dakota, and there he received his early educational training in the public schools, while later he continued his studies at Yankton College. He is a graduate of Barnes Medical College of St. Louis, Missouri, receiving the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1901. He was thereafter engaged in practice at different points in Iowa and South Dakota until November 1902 when he permanently established himself for the practice of his specialized branches in the city of Sioux Falls, where he has met with marked success. His office is located in the Minnehaha Building. Dr. Loffler holds state certificates to practice in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Fraternally, he has attained the thirty-second degree of Scottish Rite Masonry. He is also identified with the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, and Lodge No. 262, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, at Sioux Falls.

On the 22nd of December, 1895, Dr. Loffler was united in marriage to Miss Marie M. Dresselhuys of Lamars, Iowa. They have no children.


Robinson, Doane, History of South Dakota: together with mention of Citizens of South Dakota, [Logansport? IN] : B. F. Bowen, 1904.

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