Michael Diffenderfer

Birth: 1789
Death: 1870, Sep. 17
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

US Census

Year Occupation County Ward/District Post Office Page
1850 physician Baltimore City 4 85

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1816 Michael D. Diffenderfer doctor 3 Market Space Baltimore City
1817-1818 Michael Diffenderffer doctor 18 S. Gay Baltimore City
1814-1815 Michael D. Diffenderffer doctor 3 Market Street Baltimore City
1842 Michael Diffenderffer doctor corner High and Plowman sts. Baltimore City
1831 Michael Diffenderffer doctor SE corner High and Plowman Sts. Baltimore City
1868-1869 Michael Diffenderffer doctor 1 S High Baltimore City
1822-1823 Michael Diffenderffer M.D. Great York, north side east of Front, O.T. Baltimore City
1837-1838 M. Diffenderffer doctor Plowman and High Sts. Baltimore City
1845 M. Diffenderffer physicians High and Plowman Sts. Baltimore City
1843 Michael Differderffer doctor 1 s High st. Baltimore City
1865-1866 Michael Diffenderffer doctor 1 S High Baltimore City
1824 Michael Diffenderffer M.D. Great York, north side west of High, OT Baltimore City
1829 Michael Diffenderffer M.D. E Baltimore west of High, OT Baltimore City
1833 Michael Diffenderffer doctor SE corner High & Plowman Sts. Baltimore City
1827 Michael Diffenderffer M.D. 12 E Baltimore Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1789-1870
    Notes:
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 91
  • Dates: 1789-1870
    Notes: Born in Maryland (?), 1789. M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1814; settled at Baltimore, 1814; Surgeon’s Mate, First Regiment of Artillery of Maryland Militia, 1814; Surgeon, Artillery Company, Baltimore, 1816; Consulting Physician, Eastern Dispensary, 1838; Vice-President, Medical and Chirurigical Faculty, 1855-56. Died at Baltimore, September 17, 1870.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 377
  • Dates: 1814, Sep. 14
    Notes: Served at North Point and Fort McHenry, 1st Regiment Artillery, Maryland Militia
    Source:
  • Dates: 1815-1816
    Notes: Attending Physician, Baltimore General Dispensary
    Source: Baxley, C. Herbert, ed., A History of the Baltimore General Dispensary Baltimore: Baltimore General Dispensary Foundation, Inc.: 110
  • Dates: 1820
    Notes: “Physicians attending yellow fever in Baltimore, 1819-20, were: Allender (Jos.); Alexander (Ashton); Baker (Sam.); Brevitt (Jos.); Clark (M.D.); Clendinen (Wm. Haslett and Alexander); Diffenderfer (Mich.); Dunan (L.M.); Dorsey (Robt. E.); Dorsey (Henry); Ealer (Peter); Elbert; Gillingham (Ezra); Giraud (J.J.); Hall (R.W.); Henderson (Josiah); Jennings (Sam. K.); Johnstone (Henry); Martin (S.B.); Macauly (P.); O’Connor (John); Owen (John); Page (James); Potter (N.); Reese (D.M.); Stewart (W.A.); Smith (Jas.); Taylor (J.B.); Murphy (Thos. L.); Caldwell (J.B.); Readell.

    Of the noble exertions of these men the Mayor says: ‘In adverting to this calamity I should commit an act of injustice were I to omit to notice the humane and magnanimous exertions of those medical gentlemen residing in or near the vicinity of the infected district, and those who extended their assistance when the disease had attained its greatest extent and malignity; some time previous to which period, the more wealthy of our citizens and their families from within the district had removed, and very few remained except those who, by their deprivation of their means of support or from extreme indigence were able to afford but little prospect to the physician of pecuniary renumeration, equal to that which he might actually be called upon to expend from his own means on this account. They still perservered and attended indiscriminately all, the rich and poor, suffering no consideration to deter them from the indulgence of their philanthropic feelings. As the cases multiplied the calls upon them increased, and their natural rest was destroyed and their anxieties strained to such a pitch that their own lives appeared likely to become a sacrifice to their disinterested zeal.’ (Mayor Johnson’s Rep. In Doc. of this Ep., pp. 179-80).”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 29

  • Dates: 1820, Mar.
    Notes: “The City Council in partial recognition of services and expenses for medicine by the physicians of East Baltimore, grant them $1500. They also granted a small sum to Drs. J.C.S. Monkur, L. Rodriguez, and the widow of Dr. John O’Connor.”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 30