Norman Bedortha collection  1847-1848 (bulk 1847)
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Norman Bedortha was born in Massachusetts on November 12, 1811, one of many children of Luther Bedortha, who served as a major in the War of 1812. After receiving a medical degree and studying eclectic medicine, he became head of the New Lebanon Springs Water Cure Establishment in New Lebanon, New York. In the early 1850s, he left New Lebanon for Saratoga Springs, where he owned a water cure and a hotel. He and his wife, Lorinda Moore (1809-1875), had two children, Mary Lyon and Charles Edward. He died on February 5, 1883.