Biography of Alfred J. Gericke
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

ALFRED JOHN GERICKE, A. B., M. D., one of the younger members of the medical profession of Cleveland, was born on the South Side in Cleveland, October 1, 1892, son of John F. and Jennie (Warnicke) Gericke. His father was born in Germany, came to this country about forty years ago, and, locating on the South Side, was in the merchant tailoring business for many years, until he retired. He is now fifty eight years of age. His wife, Jennie Warnicke, is a daughter of Henry Warnicke, a pioneer merchant tailor of the South Side.

Alfred John Gericke was reared and educated in his section of the city, graduated from the Lincoln High School in 1912, and following that spent a year and one half in the Cleveland Pulte Medical College and then entered Baldwin Medical College, where he was graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1916. Doctor Gericke after his liberal general education took his medical work in Western Reserve University, graduating Doctor of Medicine in 1919. During his senior year in medical school he was an externe in the Cleveland City Hospital, and continued with that institution as externe during 1919-20 and in 1921 was resident physician and since beginning private practice has continued as visiting physician to the hospital. While in his senior year of medicine Doctor Gericke enlisted in the Medical Reserve Corps.

He opened his private offices for general practice in the Wetzel Building at West Twenty fifth and Clark Avenue in 1921.

Doctor Gericke is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State and American Medical associations and the Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity. He is also a member of the Masonic order. He and his parents are members of the Presbyterian Church. Doctor Gericke married, August 28, 1922, Miss Rose Stroburg, of Cambridge, Illinois, who was a trained nurse and head nurse of the City Hospital. They have one child, Alfred John, Jr.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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