Gere, John Aery, Dd
Gere, John Aery, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Chester, Massachusetts, April 8, 1799. He was converted in 1820; joined the Baltimore Conference in 1823; and in it, as well as in the East Baltimore and Central Pennsylvania Conferences, served the most responsible appointments. He was a delegate four times to the General Conference, viz., 1840, 1844, 1852, 1872. He died at Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, June 3, 1874. Mr. Gere was fearless, yet humble, a man of prayer and power, strong in intellect, and energetic. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, page 31; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.