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 J. Minar “Minor” Gebhard

J. Minar “Minor” Gebhard

Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan, USA
Death 16 Mar 1976 (aged 83)
Cass County, Michigan, USA
Burial Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan, USA
Plot 1003
Memorial ID 49447872 · View Source
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Son of Conrad. His full name was John Minar Gebhard. This was the original spelling of Minar. He was named for his grandfather, John Minar. He appears to have gone with the more common spelling sometime after he became executor of his father's estate, as Minar was spelled thusly in the records.

The only one of the brothers who served in WWI.

U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010-

Name: Minor Gebhard
Gender: Male
Death Date: 16 Mar 1976
SSN: 386380558
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 6 Sep 1918
Release Date 1: 7 Mar 1919


How I now wish I had asked him more about his mother and what she may have told him about his namesake great grandfather who died young.


John Minor Gebhard in the Michigan, Marriage Records,

Name: John Minor Gebhard
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1892
Birth Place: Michigan
Marriage Date: 20 May 1920
Marriage Place: Marcellus, Cass, Michigan, USA
Age: 28
Residence Place: Vandalia
Father: Conrad Gebhard
Mother: Ellen Cox
Spouse: Edna Leich
Record Number: 63
Film: 149
Film Description: 1920 Berrien - 1920 Gladwin




  • Created by: Kent Gebhard
  • Added: 9 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49447872
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for J. Minar “Minor” Gebhard (18 Feb 1893–16 Mar 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49447872, citing Bly Cemetery, Marcellus, Cass County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Kent Gebhard (contributor 47001358) .