Lancaster Eye Care: Meet the Doctor

EYE CARE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE GREAT NORTH WOODS AND BEYOND SINCE 1989

Meet the Doctor

Nathan H. Drum, ODDr. Drum was born on Ground Hog's Day, 1954. He grew up in Drums, Pennsylvania, a town founded by his Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather after serving in the Revolutionary War. At the time, it was a Pennsylvania German farming community centered on the German Evangelical Reformed and Lutheran churches, where services were conducted in German until World War I. His family supplemented their income by selling excess garden produce and honey from their 25 colony apiary.

After earning his B.S. in Biology in 1976 from the Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Drum pursued his childhood interest in insects through graduate research at The Ohio State University,Susannah Drum where he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology. He taught biology and entomology for six years while serving as academic adviser/admissions counselor on the Lima and Marion Regional Campuses of Ohio State before enrolling in the College of Optometry.

Dr. Drum met his wife, Susannah, while she was pursuing degrees in English and Medieval Studies at Ohio State, following a career in civil drafting. A native of Newark, Ohio, Mrs. Drum's Great Grandfather was the first mayor. She continues her interest in drawing by creating the artwork for the Lancaster Eye Care ads. Dr. and Mrs. Drum have been married over 29 years.

Nadya and Andrew DrumDr. Drum and Susannah have two children. Nadya and Andrew were adopted in 1992 from the Children's Home in Sarapul, Russia. Nadya enjoys baking; Andrew plays piano and harpsichord, and enjoys small engine repair and gardening. Together they trained their team of miniature donkeys. Nadya and Andrew are currently attending college.

The family reside in an 1812 post-and-beam farmhouse which was built for Moses Little, founder of Littleton, where they recreate farm life of the late 1930's and '40s. Vegetables and hay are raised with donkey and vintage tractor power for personal use. They produce their own cider, both sweet and hard, vinegar, sauerkraut, pickles, ketchup, various relishes, jams and jellies, hand-dipped candles, and soap from pan drippings. Meals are prepared on their wood-burning cookstove. Avocations include Nordic skiing and music. Both Andrew and Dr. Drum play classical and period music on piano, harpsichord, American Reed Organ, balalaika, and banjo. The family present workshops at the 8th grade Civil War Camp every spring in Littleton.

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