Biography of Dr. Ebenezer Gere
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Gere, Dr. Ebenezer, son of Amos and Elizabeth (De Witt) Gere was born in the town of Niles, Cayuga County, N. Y., in 1823. He worked on a farm during the summers until twenty years of age, and attended district school during the winters. In the winter of 1840 he attended Professor Ellis's school in Skaneateles, N. Y., and in the winter of 1842 the Cortlandville Academy having taught school the previous winter in the town of Skaneateles. In the spring of 1844 he entered the office of Drs. Baker and Gore in Owasco village, as a medical student. He attended lectures at the Geneva Medical College during the terms of 1846-48, graduating at the latter term, and taught school one year while studying medicine. He commenced the practice of medicine in the town of Chemung in the spring of 1848 and has continued uninterruptedly until the present time. He is still in active practice. In 1854 Dr. Gere married Emily J., daughter of Rev. Ambrose and Mary (Chamberlain) Burlingame. She died in 1880. Be has three children, one son and two daughters. Charles Sumner studied medicine with him, attended medical lectures at Buffalo University, graduated in 1879, practiced in the city of Elmira one year, and then settled in Chemung, where he is still practicing. His oldest daughter, A. Grace, married Dr. B. F. White, studied medicine, graduated at the Cleveland (Ohio) Homoeopathic Medical College, and settled in the city of Bradford, Pa., where she has a lucrative practice. His youngest daughter, Imogen 13., married James P. Morgan, a dental surgeon of Eldred, Pa., but now of Boston, lass.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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