d.12 September 1756
Facts and Events
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.