Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
J. WALLENDER, physician and surgeon,
at Wenatchee, Chelan county, is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the date
of his birth being February 4, 1867. His parents Joseph and Katherine
Wallender, are natives of Germany, the father being a banker, lumberman
and prominent capitalist of Iowa, where he at present resides, at the age
of eighty-four years. The mother, who is with her husband, is seventy-nine
At thirteen years of age, our subject, who
had been living at Kewaunee, Wisconsin, returned to Milwaukee, and at seventeen
went to Chicago, where he graduated from the School of Pharmacy, in that
city, He then engaged in the drug business in Iowa, in company with
his brother-in-law, being located at West Liberty. Subsequently he
was in business alone, at Calmar, same state, six years. In 1893
he was matriculated in Rush Medical College, Chicago, remaining one year,
after which he was for three years in the Wisconsin College of Physicians
and Surgeons, Milwaukee, from which he was graduated with honors in 1897.
Following four and a half years' practice in Milwaukee, he came to Wenatchee,
Washington, in 1901.
While attending college and afterward, our
subject was associated with Doctor J. F. Scollard, of Milwaukee, an eminent
authority on obstetrics, through which association he gained a practical
knowledge of this branch of pathology. Subsequently he was physician
in charge of St. Mary's Sanitarium, a maternity hospital, remaining there
Dr. Wallender has charge of a large practice
at this time and has demonstrated that he is a physician of great skill
and erudition, having won the confidence and good will of all who have
the pleasure of his acquaintance. He is a man of energy and keeps
fully abreast of the times in medical research, being also an original
Fraternally, he is a member of the A. F. &
A. M., the R. A. M., the K. P., the A. 0. U. W., and the M. W. A.