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Rev Hans Herr[1]

Male 1639 - 1725


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  • Name  Rev Hans Herr 
    Prefix  Rev 
    Born  17 Sep 1639  Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1725  Willow Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3488  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  22 Jul 2001 

    Family  Elizabeth Mylin Kendig,   b. 1 May 1639, Emmenthal, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1730, Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1660 
    Children 
     1. Abraham Herr,   b. 1660, Manor Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Conestoga Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rev Christian Herr
     3. John Herr,   b. 1685,   d. 1765
     4. Samuel Herr,   b. 1686,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Emanuel Herr,   b. 1689,   d. 1740
     6. Henry Herr,   d. 1785
     7. Maria Herr,   d. 1 Dec 1725
    Last Modified  1 Oct 2000 
    Family ID  F1086  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Bishop Hans Herr:
      is described as "of medium height, with long grey hair curled under at the ends and parted in the middle,....Heavy brows, dark hazel eyes, aquiline nose, mouth rather small with heavy lips,complexion florid,with full beard covering the face, the whole lighted by a countenance in which sweetness and austerity were gracefully blended. Clad in the coarsest homespun, his feet shod with wood, he at last arrived in the far-off land in which some strange prophecy told him he and his People would be prosperous and happy, however poor when arriving. ( C.H. Martin, paper read before the Lancaster county historical society, 1925
    • (Research):GENEALOGICAL RECORD
      OF
      REVEREND HANS HERR
      AND HIS
      DIRECT LINEAL DESCENDANTS
      The following translation from the German is of much interest:
      "The race of Herr descended from a very ancient family; is free--that is to say, of noble origin. . . . Likewise from time immemorial, its knights were brave and worthy. . . . Possessing in Schwaben vast and rich estates, the name of which was called and written Hern von Bilried. . . . The father of this race was called the Schwabish Knight Hugo, the Herr or Lord of Bilried. . . . In the year 1009 flourished and was known to all, the family from whom that of Herr is descended. . . . But in the fifteenth century several of the race resigned their nobility and settled as citizens . . . They, however, retained their noble name and their Coat of Arms, and in the year 1593 John Herr, or Lord of Bilried, obtained from the Emperor Ferdinand, in Schwabish Hall, a written testimonial, proving for his flourishing family their Coat of Arms, their free and noble descent and the possession of their race to the latest generation."
      "And this Coat of Arms yet rightly belongs to the present living family of Herr."
      E. B. VIEN.
      Recorded in the Register of noble families, with their Coat of Arms. Book 5, page 258.

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Reverend Hans Herr and His Descendants, Theodore W. Herr, (Bibliographic Information: Herr, Theodore W. Herr. Genealogical Record of Reverend Hans Herr and his Direct Lineal Descendants. Lancaster, PA: The Examiner Printing House. 1908.), Page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S20] Genealogical Record of Reverend Hans Herr and His Direct Lineal Decendants, Theodore W. Herr, Page 1 (Reliability: 3).