Person:John Herr (2)

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John Herr
d.12 September 1756
m. abt. 1660
  1. Abraham Herr1660 - bef 1725
  2. Samuel Herr1667 -
  3. Henry Herr1671 - 1785
  4. Maria Margaretha Herr1673 - 1725
  5. Hans Herr1677 -
  6. Christian Herr1680 - 1749
  7. John Herr1685 - 1756
  8. Emanuel Herr1689 - 1740
  9. Isaac Herr1690 - 1749
  1. John Herr1702 - 1783
  2. Frances 'Fanny' Herr1709 - 1780
  3. Christian Herr1715/16 - 1772
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Name John Herr
Gender Male
Birth? 1685 Zurich, Switzerland
Death? 12 September 1756

Information on John Herr

From "A Biographical History of Lancaster County: being a history of early settlers and eminent men of the county", by Alexander Harris, pg. 289:


John Herr, one of the original five sons that were the first settlers of the Herr family in Lancaster County, built a homestead on a tract of land of 530 acres; his title was dated July 3, 1711. He built his house of sandstone; said house being on the same site of Jacob Herr's present house, who resides therein; said house being some five miles south of Lancaster, on the road from New Providence to Lancaster, in West Lampeter Township. John had six children; two sons and four daughters, named John, Christian; Anna married a Forrer; one married to a Burkholder; one to a Barr; and one to Ulrich Brackbill. All the Brackbills in the county come from this family - Ulrich being the only son; he (Ulrich) had one sister named Barbara, who married a Groff; they being the father and mother of my grandfather on my father's side. This Brackbill family came to America in 1717.