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Langstroth, Lorenzo Lorraine (25 December 1810–06 October 1895), minister and apiarist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John George Langstroth, occupation unknown, and Rebekah Aurelia Dunn Langstroth. After graduating from Yale in 1831, he began training for a career in the ministry and also served as a tutor in math at his alma mater between 1834 and 1836. In May 1836 he took over the pulpit at the South Congregational Church in Andover, Massachusetts, and on 22 August of that year married Anne M. Tucker of New Haven, Connecticut, with whom he was to have three children....

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Palmer, Daniel David (07 March 1845–20 October 1913), founder of chiropractic, was born in a log cabin on the shore of Lake Scugog, about thirty miles west of Toronto, Canada, the son of Thomas Palmer, a rural Ontario teacher and postmaster, and Catherine McVay. Growing up on the harsh Ontario frontier when Upper Canada was still a crown colony of the British Empire, Palmer had few opportunities for advancement. He wrote that “I was cradled in a piece of hemlock bark” by his German-English father. In 1865, while the Civil War was still raging in the United States, Daniel and his older brother Thomas left home to seek employment in one of the port cities of the Great Lakes. According to Thomas Palmer’s autobiography, they walked for thirty days before reaching Buffalo “with their meager belongings packed in a carpet bag and two dollars borrowed from friends.”...