|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 13th district
December 3, 1821 – March 3, 1823
|Preceded by||Harmanus Peek|
|Succeeded by||Isaac Williams, Jr.|
|Born||February 22, 1782|
Claverack, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 3, 1854 (aged 71)|
Schoharie, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Schoharie, New York, U.S.|
Gebhard attended the public schools of Columbia County. He studied law with his brother Jacob, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Schoharie County. He was the county Surrogate from 1811 to 1813, and from 1815 to 1823.
In addition to practicing law, Gebhard farmed and was involved in several business ventures, including construction over the Schoharie Creek of the Middleburgh Bridge, which travelers paid tolls to use.
Gebhard was also an amateur geologist and mineralogist, and with his son John Gebhard, Jr. (1802-1887) was one of the first explorers of the limestone caves in and around Schoharie County, including Howe Caverns. Gebhard amassed a large personal collection of minerals found in the caves, and provided samples to other academics and researchers. John Gebhard, Jr. was later employed by the New York State Museum of Natural History, to which his family later sold the senior Gebhard's collection.
- Roscoe, William E. (1882). History of Schoharie County, New York, 1713-1882. 1. Syracuse, New York: Truair, Smith & Bruce. p. 220.
- Hough, Franklin B. (1858). The New York Civil List. Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons & Co. p. 918.
- Roscoe, William E. (1882). History of Schoharie County, New York, 1713-1882. 2. Syracuse, New York: Truhair, Smith & Bruce. p. 379.
- New York State Legislature (1815). Laws of the State of New-York, Passed at the Thirty-Sixth, Thirty-Seventh, and Thirty Eighth Sessions of the Legislature. III. Websters and Skinners: Albany, New York. pp. 72–75.
- John Gebhard at Find a Grave
- John Gebhard (Cenotaph) at Find a Grave
- Kirkman, Grace Goodyear (1899). Genealogy of the Goodyear Family. San Francisco, California: Cubery & Company. p. 101.
- United States Congress. "John Gebhard (id: G000114)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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Isaac Williams, Jr.
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