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John Joseph Gerlach

John Joseph Gerlach, American banker, merchant. member State Banking Board, 1914-1918; member Coal Commn.


  • Gerlach, John Joseph was born on June 7, 1865 in Virden, Illinois, United States. Son of Frantz Joseph and Mary (Gilmartin) Gerlach.

  • Education

    • Public school education.


    • Joseph C. Stephenson), Margaret Louise (Mistress Joshua B. Lee), John Joseph (deceased). Moved to Lamed, Kansas, 1880, Hemphill Company, Texas, 1883, to Canadian, Texas, 1887, to Oklahoma at opening of Cherokee Outlet, September 1893. Opened large general mercantile store, with brother George, at Canadian, 1887, at Woodward, Oklahoma, 1893.

      Secretary and treasurer Gerlach-Hopkins Mercantile Company, Woodward. Treasurer Hemphill Company, Texas, 1887-1894. Treasurer Woodward Company, Oklahoma, 1899-1901.

      Member State Banking Board, 1914-1918. Appointed member Coal Commission (to settle strike of miners), 1919. Chairman County Council of Defense, World War.

      Chairman Oklahoma Common for Adult Blind.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Baptist


    Member State Banking Board, 1914-1918. Member Coal Commn.


    • Married Margaret Moody, January 14, 1894. Children: Alice Marie (wife of Doctor.
    • father: Frantz Joseph Gerlach
    • mother: Mary (Gilmartin) Gerlach
    • spouse: Margaret Moody
    • child: Alice Marie (wife of Dr Gerlach
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    Died December 16, 1931
    (aged 66)