Dr. John Leven Benepe
NOTE: It is unsure if this is the correct Benepe, further research is needed.
Dr. John Leven Benepe, of Indianapolis, is a well-known physician and one of the most successf ul int the state, was born
June 15, 1865, on a farm near Bunker Hill church, Ohio., His father, Harve L. Benepe, was a vetinary surgeon and farmer in
moderate crcumstances. His mother's maiden name was Sarah Anne Bishop. His ancestors came from Basel, and his great-grandfather,
on his father's side, was a surgeon in the revolutionary war, and was afterward located at new Philadelphia. He was the first of
the family in America. His grandfather on his mother's side was a soldier in the war of 1812. He was a farmer and a native of
Dr. Benepe recieved his early education in the district and public schools and later attended the Northern Indiana Normal School
at Valparaiso, Ind. He graduated from this institution in March, 1884.
Dr. Benepe began the study of medicine under Dr. John D. Cole, of Litchfield, Ill., in 1882. While a student in the Northern
Indiana Normal, he read medicince under Dr. W. A. Yohn, and was his assistant in the laboratory. He attended the Missouri Medical
College, from which insitution he graduated in 1887. While a student at this college, he was assitant at St. John's Hospital,
clinix for diseades of women and surgery.
Dr. Benepe began the practice of his profession at Kingman, Kas., in May, 1887, and soon had an extensive and lucrative practice.
He wa elected secretary of the County Medical Society, and was secretary of the county board of health. He was appointed
examining sureon for the pension and war department in January, 1888, and a member of the state board of health in Januar, 1895.
He resigned these two last-named appointments on removing to Indianapolis in Mary, 1895.
Dr. benepe has practiced his profession in Indianapolis since 1895, and has met with success. His reputation as a physician is
known throughout the state. He is one of the leading citizens of Indianapolis and belongs to many societies and orders. He is a
member of the Marion County Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Association. He is chief surgeon of the I.D. & W Ry. He is
a member of the Marion club, the Commercial club, Deutscher Haus, 32nd
-degree Mason, Indiana Consitory, Keyston chapter,
R. A. M., Rapier commandery, K. T., Ninnescah, No. 230, Kingman K's No. 56, K of P, and A. D. C. staff of Ge. Carnahan, U. R. K. of P.
He is a member of Christ's church of Indianapolis.
Dr. Benepe was married to Mattie, daughter of the late Chas. T. Doxey, of Anderson, Ind.
Men of progress, Indiana : a selected list of biographical sketches and portraits of the leaders in business, professional and official life : together with brief notes on the history and character of Indiana
Indianapolis: Indianapolis Sentinel Co., 1899, pg. 586