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Dr. Erhart A. Rumreich
Cyril and George Rumreich

Dr. Erhart A. Rumreich
Born: December 9, 1887 in Pisek
Married: September 1911
Died: November 26, 1946, buried in Mahnomen, MN
Occupation: medical doctor and surgeon

Received his degree in medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1911. Had his first office in his parents' home in Pisek, later known as John R. Pavek's house. His first patient was Marie Kadlec, now Mrs. Cyril Greicar. Was progressive mayor of Pisek in 1913.

"Doc" as he was known to all, moved to Mahnomen in 1914, where he continued his medical practice. He and his wife reared the six children of his brother Frank, who passed away in 1913. Their mother had died three years earlier.

Doc served in World War I and was an active member of the American Legion. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and served as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus from 1925 to 1927. Doc was coroner of Mahnomen County from 1926 to 1946. He served as secretary of the Mahnomen County Fair for sixteen years and is responsible for many of the buildings erected there.

Main Street, Mahnomen.
Doc lived in the corner house, later in the next house.
Taken summer, 2004

Submitted by:
Mark Rumreich

The Rumreich Brothers . . .
. . . Both Sell "Lilly" in Minnesota

If Cyril and George Rumreich, brothers, had not lost by death their mother and father when they were quite young, the chances are that they would not be associated with Eli Lilly and Company as representatives in Minneapolis and Grand Rapids, Minnesota. For after the death of their parents the Rumreich children, five in all, were reared by a kind-hearted old uncle, physician and druggist, Dr. E. A. Rumreich, Mahnomen, Minn. So, as small boys they became familiar with the duties of a drug clerk and chose pharmacy as their work.

They attended school in Mahnomen, and "Cy" received his B.S. degree in 1930 from North Dakota College of Pharmacy. After resigning as manager of a drug store in Minneapolis, "Cy" came with Lilly and Company in 1935, with headquarters at Grand Forks. On December 1, 1939, Rumreich (Cyril) was transferred to Minneapolis to take over the post left vacant by J. H. Blair, who was assigned to the Foreign Division with headquarters in Manilla, P.I.

George Rumreich attended St. John's University, as did Cyril, and had four years at the North Dakota School of Pharmacy graduating a B.S. degree in 1936. He joined the house in 1938 on July 1st.

The family is inclined toward the profession. A younger brother is a student in the North Dakota School of Pharmacy. The only sister is a nurse in Cleveland, Ohio, where she is employed at the City Hospital.

The Rumreich Brother "team" is the only brother combination we know of except the Dafferty brothers who will be featured in a coming Lilly Review.

Editor's Note: The article and cuts above are re-printed through the courtesy of the Lilly Review, Indianapolis, Ind.

Submitted by:
Mark Rumreich
Source: The Mahnomen Pioneer, Friday, March 21, 1941

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