Almont A. Degroot, M. D., physician and surgeon, resident of Hungerford, was born in Owego, Tioga Co., N. Y., June 23,1832, and is a son of David and Jane (Farnham) Degroot, who were also natives of the State of New York; the former died Oct. 21, 1883.
Dr. Degroot received a primary common-school education, and at 18 years of age began the study of medicine, reading three years with Dr. J. B. Drummond, of New York. He began the practice of his profession in Pennsylvania and came to Michigan in the spring of 1865. He discharged the duties of a medical practitioner in Mecosta and Montcalm Counties six years, then went to Southern Michigan and practiced his profession three years in Eaton and Calhoun Counties. He came to Newaygo County in 1879, and has since been in successful business at Hungerford.
He was married in March, 1850, to Nancy I. Cady, a native of Steuben Co., N,. Y. She died leaving four children: David R., Lucy A., Charles W. and Wallace G. Dr. Degroot was a second time married in 1860, to Lovinia A. Reynolds, who was born in Tioga. Co., Pa, in 1830. He owns 80 acres of land in Mecosta, and is health officer of Norwich Township; is a member of the United Brethren Church.