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Dr Benjamin Schenkmyer Bohrer
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1788
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1862
Georgetown
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Age 75 years.

Dr. Benjamin Schenkmyer Bohrer was the son of Peter Bohrer (1746-1798), whose place of burial is unknown as of August 24, 2014. Dr. Bohrer married Eliza Virginia Loughborough on October 3, 1820 in Washington, District of Columbia. He was Professor of Materia Medica at the Ohio Medical College. He was also instrumental in the establishment of a hospital for the insane in the District of Columbia. Dr. Benjamin and Eliza Bohrer were the parents of six children, four of whom are not listed below: United States Navy Captain Julius Shepard Bohrer Sr. (1823-1892); Alexander Loughborough Bohrer (born 1825); Maria Fitzhugh Bohrer (1830-1868), who became Sister Mary Aimee of the Convent of the Visitation in Georgetown, District of Columbia in February 1854 and Cloriviere Bohrer (died 1864), who was most likely named after The Reverend Picot de Cloriviere, the Spiritual Director of the Convent of the Visitation. Cloriviere Bohrer entered the United States Military Academy as a cadet in 1846 from the District of Columbia. On June 9, 1834 Dr. Bohrer married Mrs. Maria Tayloe in Georgetown, District of Columbia.

History Of The Medical Society Of The District Of Columbia, 1817-1909
Benjamin Schenkmyer Bohrer. Born April 6, 1788, D.C. M.D., 1810, University Pennsylvania. Incorporator of the Society under the first charter. Sometime President of Board of Health, Georgetown. Died August 19, 1862, of paralysis. Educated at private academy. Studied medicine with Dr. Charles Worthington, supra. Practiced awhile in Georgetown, D.C. Removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1822; appointed Prof. Materia Medica, Ohio Medical College. Served several sessions, then returned to Georgetown. Member Medical Association, D.C.; delegate, 1851, to American Medical Association. Visitor to Government Hospital Insane, D.C. Married twice — first, Eliza, daughter of Nathan and Jane Luffborough; afterwards, Mrs. Maria (Taylor) Forrest. Was the originator of the project to establish an insane asylum in this District.

The Daily National Intelligencer
Wednesday, August 20, 1862
Died
In Georgetown, D.C., on Tuesday, the 19th instant, Dr. Benjamin S. Bohrer, in the seventy-fifth year of his age.

The friends of the family are invited to attend his funeral, from his late residence, No. 104 Gay Street, Georgetown, tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon, at 5 o’clock. 
 
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 Parents:
  Maria Magdalena Schenkmayer Bohrer (1747 - 1844)
 
 Spouses:
  Eliza Virginia Loughborough Bohrer (1800 - 1832)
  Maria Forrest Bohrer (1799 - 1870)
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Rush Bohrer (1823 - 1895)*
  Julius Shepard Bohrer (1823 - 1892)*
  Mary L Bohrer Clitz (1823 - 1894)*
  Maria Fitzhugh Bohrer (1830 - 1862)*
 
 Sibling:
  Peter Bohrer (1780 - 1864)*
  Benjamin Schenkmyer Bohrer (1788 - 1862)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Valley, Lot 490A.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: May 29, 2009
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- SLGMSD
 Added: Aug. 24, 2014
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- DJ
 Added: May. 22, 2012

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 Added: Aug. 9, 2009
 
 
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