A Twentieth century history and biographical record of Crawford County, Kansas, by Home Authors; Illustrated. Published by Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL : 1905. 656 p. ill. Transcribed by staff and students at Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas.

1905 History of Crawford County Kansas


Dr. L. M. Kallenbach, who takes a leading position among the dentists of Crawford county, has been established in practice at Walnut for several years, and has found high favor among the citizens because of his reliability and skill as a dental surgeon. He belongs to the present day and generation of the dental profession, and this means that he is thoroughly equipped in theory and practice, and able to perform work with a sureness and deftness of execution that would have baffled many a dentist of the old school. He prepared himself generously both in dental surgery and in general medicine, and he deserves and is steadily acquiring a large and representative patronage in Walnut and the surrounding country.

Dr. Kallenbach was born in Macon county, Illinois, January 1, 1875, a son of Morris and Louisa (Eckhardt) Kallenbach. His father engaged in the tubular well and windmill business in Illinois until 1900, in which year he came to Crawford county and bought a farm in Walnut township, where here he and his wife reside at the present time.

Dr. Kallenbach received his early educational advantages in the Decatur, Illinois, schools, and began his professional training in the Marion Sims Medical College at St. Louis. After a year there he went to Louisville, Kentucky, and completed one year's course in the Louisville Dental college. He also spent one year in study at the Louisville Medical College, and following that went to Kansas City, where he practiced for two years. He graduated from the Kansas City Dental College in 1901, and with this splendid preparation came to Walnut and entered upon his life work. His practice is being constantly extended, and he has a clientage that relies on him and seeks him whenever work is needed.

Dr. Kallenbach is a member of the blue lodge No. 229, and chapter No. 90, of the Masons, and also affiliated at one time with the Modern Woodmen of America. He is a member of the Kansas State Dental Association. He and his wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and they reside in their own pleasant home. Dr. Kallenbach was married, December 10, 1901, to Miss Barnita Quick, of Kansas City, Missouri. They have one son, Travis Earl, who is one year old.