Shelby County Indiana
Robert W. Gehres
Dr. Robert W.
Gehres is a talented physician and surgeon, a native of Indiana, and
has built up a fine reputation and a large practice since locating at
He was born in Carroll
County, Indiana, June 26, 1897, son of Rev. A. W. Gehres and Maud M.
(Sharp) Gehres. The Gehres family left Germany to escape the religious
persecutions of that country and settled in Pennsylvania about 1746. The
Sharp family went to Virginia, establishing a home in that colony about
1748. Doctor Gehres' grandfather, Godfrey Gehres, was a native of
Pennsylvania and moved to Indiana about 1850. He was a farmer. Rev.
A. W. Gehres spent his active life in the ministry of the Christian Church and
in educational work. He was born in Carroll County, Indiana, and at one
time was nominated on the Prohibition ticket for the office of lieutenant
governor. His wife, Maud M. Sharp, was a native of Clinton County,
Dr. Robert W. Gehres was
one of a family of nine children. He graduated from the Mulberry High
School in Clinton County, Indiana, following which he spent two years in a
general course in Indiana University. He left school as soon as America
declared war on Germany, in April,1917, enlisted in the Heavy Artillery Corps,
but in October, 1917, was transferred to the Medical Corps and was in that
service until after the armistice. On returning to Indiana he resumed his
studies at Indiana University, in the school of medicine, and took his M. D.
degree in 1925. Doctor Gehres had two years of experience and training as
an interne in the Indianapolis City Hospital. In October, 1926, he located
at Shelbyville, and has enjoyed a successful experience in his professional work
and that community has accepted him as one of its very able and competent
doctors. He is a member of the staff of the local hospital and belongs to
the Shelby County, Indiana State and American Medical Associations. He is
a member of the American Legion Post, is a Royal Arch Mason and is affiliated
with the Kiwanis Club.
married Dorothy G. Hull, of St. Joseph County, Indiana. They
have two children, Richard Walter and Mary Emily.
INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT, Vol.
3, By Charles Roll, A.M., The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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