Schoolcraft County
Pioneer Families
Biographical Sketches
John M. Sattler
Source: Memorial Record of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan; Chicago;  Lewis Publishing Company, 1895, p. 160 - 161
DR. J. M. SATTLER is a skilled and prominent physician and surgeon of Manistique and in professional circles occupies an enviable position. He is one of the worthy citizens that the Buckeye State has furnished to the Northern Peninsula of Michigan, and was born in Ashland, Ohio, on the 5th of January, 1857. His parents, J. Philip and Magdalene (Eidt) Sattler, were both natives of Germany and in early life emigrated to America, their marriage being celebrated in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, whence they removed, in 1840, to Ashland county, Ohio. There they located on a farm, where they lived for over forty years, and on the old homestead both departed this life. Honored pioneers of the county, they took an active interest in everything pertaining to its welfare, and their many excellencies of character gained them the high regard of all with whom they were brought in contact. Their family numbered six children, three sons and three daughters, of whom five are living, namely: Lewis; Mrs. August Melching; Mrs. Kate Hiller; Charles, deceased; Dr. John M. and Mrs. Mary Wertman.
The Doctor was born and reared on the old home farm, there remaining until twenty years of age, working in the fields through the summer months, while in the winter season he pursued his studies in the common schools of the neighborhood. He then learned the plasterer's trade, which he followed for a time, when he entered upon a professional life as a teacher in the country school For six years he was thus employed, and in the fall of 1883 he took up the study of medicine, and was graduated in 1887 in the medical department of Wooster University at Cleveland, and was valedictorian of his class. When he had completed the course he first located in Ashland, Ohio, where he continued in practice for two years. He then opened an office in Brooklyn village, one of the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1890 he went to Fayette, Michigan, where he served as physician and surgeon for the Jackson Iron Company, continuing with them for a period of two years.
In the year 1892 Dr. Sattler came to Manistique, where he has since successfully engaged in the prosecution of his profession.  He keeps abreast with the times in everything connected with the science, and is doing a good business, receiving a liberal patronage from patrons who recognize his skill and ability. He is examining physician for the Knights of the Maccabees and the Ladies of the Maccabees, also of several life-insurance companies and of the Odd Fellows lodge. He is serving as health officer of Manistique and a member of the school board. In the fall of 1894 he was elected Coroner of Schoolcraft county on the Republican ticket. He takes an active interest in whatever tends to promote the educational, moral or social interests, and is a kindly, benevolent man.    He has made a good citizen and an efficient officer, and the respect of all with whom he has been brought in contact is unreservedly given him.
The happiness of his life has been promoted by his marriage to Miss Isa Fouch, a native of Wayne county, Ohio, and to them has been born a son, John Earle.  The parents are consistent members and active workers of the Presbyterian Church, in which the Doctor is now serving as Trustee.  In his political views he is a Republican.  One of the best known citizens of this community, he well deserves mention in the history of the northern section of his adopted State.