I was contacted by Bern Alberter (Bealberter44@aol.com ) who believed that his late wife's grandfather,
Dr. Louis Wesner, once administered Cresson San during its TB days. He haS no written confirmation of that, only some
family lore. He wondered if I could confirm this as fact. Bern stated that Dr Wesner was something of a Renaissance
Man who produced artwork and wrote poetry.
Dr. Louis A. Wesner
was indeed Medical Director of Cresson Sanatorium from 1935 to 1939 and had many interests as the items below show.
Wesner (top row, 2nd from right) with a group of patients, between 1935 and 1939 on the steps of the Administration Building.
(The original photo is posted on the Eugene Kuhn page.)
3. A page from the San 50th Anniversary Celebration Brochure showing
that Dr. Wesner was the 3rd Medical Director of the san.
4. Dr. Wesner playing Santa for his three granddaughters.
In the middle is Bern Alberter's future wife, JoAnne Quigley Alberter who died in 1983 at the
age of 39.
President of Cresson Rotary Club
In 1938 when he was Medical Director
of the san, Dr. Wesner was also President of the Cresson Rotary Club. The following news item appeared
in the January 1938 issue of the Rotarian Almanack magazine:
Memorial: A new 56 page Memorial Book to Robert
Edwin Perry (Discoverer of the North Pole) has been sponsored through publication by the Rotary Club of Cresson, Pa.
Mercedes Buck is the author of the book, which traces the life, expeditions and memorial honors of the explorer whose
birthplace was Cresson. Dr. Louis A. Wesner, President of the Club, wrote the introduction and contributed
3. Dr. Wesner's obituary.
Dr. Wesner's poetry and artwork, copyrighted in 1961, appear