The Bishop Hans Herr

Is your surname Herr?

Research the Herr family

The Bishop Hans Herr's Geni Profile

Records for Hans Herr

241,622 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Hans Haas Herr

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Affoltern, Zürich, Zürich District, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
Death: Died in Lampeter, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Red Brick Church Cemetery, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Christian Herr and Catherine Sporri Herr
Husband of Elizabeth Mylin Herr
Father of Abraham Kendig Herr; Margaretha (Maria) Sieber Weber; Rev. Christian K. Herr; John Kendig Herr; Samuel Herr and 3 others
Brother of Abraham Herr; Jacob Herr; Christian Herr; Elizabeth Herr; Benjamin Herr and 2 others

Occupation: descendant of Knight, Hugo Herr, was first Mennonite bishop to emigrate to America., Immigrant
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About The Bishop Hans Herr

Project to update Theodore Herr's book and identify descendants of Hans Herr:: http://www.geni.com/projects/Supplement-to-Genealogical-Record-of-Reverend-Hans-Herr-by-Theodore-Herr/22496

Genealogical record of Reverend Hans Herr and his direct lineal descendants from his birth 1639 AD to the present time, containing the names, etc., of 13223 persons. References: here on archive.org and here at HansHerr.org.

"Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and of Their Remote Ancestors, from the Middle of the Dark Ages, Down to the Time of the Revolutionary War: An Authentic History from Original Sources ... with Particular Reference to the German-Swiss Mennonites Or Anabaptists, the Amish and Other Nonresistant Sects" by Harry Frank Eshleman Pub.1917 386 pages Free Electronic Book on Google Books at http://books.google.com/books?id=pPYMAAAAYAAJ

HERR, REV. HANS Sept. 17, 1639-Oct.11, 1725

b. Switzerland; interment: Willow St. Mennonite. Settled: Near Lampeter- later lived in Willow Street - Lancaster County, PA

Warrent issued Oct. 23, 1710 Surveyed Oct. 23, 1710

Son of Hans Herr b. 1608

Married: (1660) Elizabeth Kendig Sept. 17, 1639- June 9, 1730 or 1644-1730

Dau. of John Kendig & Jane Mylin

Children:

  1. Abraham Herr 1660-1725 or 1660-May 18, 1735; m. Anna Bar; m. (2) Feronica Musselman
  2. Rev. Christian Herr 1680 -1749 Settled in Willow Street - Lancaster Co., PA; m. (1704) Anna
  3. John Herr 1672/7- Sept. 12, 1756 Settled in Lampeter - Lancaster Co., PA; m. Frances
  4. Emanuel Herr 1689-1745 Settled in Wheatland Mills - Lancaster Co., PA; m. (1729) Maudlin Brackbill, Dau. of Benedict Brackbill
  5. Isaac Herr -1747 Settled in Martic Twp. now Providence Twp.; m. Lancaster Co., PA
  6. Maria -Dec. 1, 1725

Information from Genealogical Record of Rev. Han Herr and his lineal descendants with revisions and corrections, 1994

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

E. Eileen Johns 1996

Hans** HERR (Rev.) [NI0079] 17 SEP 1639 - 11 OCT 1725 TITLE: Rev.

BIRTH: 17 SEP 1639, Zurich, Swizterland; DEATH: 11 OCT 1725, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Father: Hans** HERR; Mother: (Unknown)** HAAS

Family 1 : Elizabeth** Mylin KENDIG MARRIAGE: 1660

  1. Samuel HERR
  2. Henry HERR
  3. Abraham** HERR
  4. Maria HERR
  5. Christian HERR
  6. John HERR
  7. Emanuel HERR
  8. Isaac? HERR

Notes: (2837) John Herr, son of (5675)Hans Herr and (5677)Elizabeth Kendig 1685 Zurich Switzerland- 12 September 1756 Lancaster PA; married: circa 1705. (2838) Frances Brackbill, daughter of (5677)Benedict Brackbill and ??; 14 October 1685 Lancaster Co, PA-after 1756 Lancaster PA; (1418)Fanny Herr, 1706- 1780 m:(1417)Rev Ulrich Brackbill,

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rev Hans Herr

Information Source: O.F. Harr Family Record.

In 1709 Hans and seven other Mennonites bought 10,000 acres of land in Pennslyvania from William Penn. Sailed from Gravesend, England in April 29, 1710. Landed in Philadelphia, in Sept 1710. Name of the ship : Mary Hope, Mastered by John Annis.

In 1711 brethren Join the Peqnea Colony of 1710. According to Rupp, it would seem that as soon as the winter of 1710-11 was passed, the Pequea colonists sent one of their members back to the Old Country to bring on members of their family who were left behind. Rupp described very vividly (pages 80 and 81) how this came about. Quoting from a source which he does not mention he says that before the ground brought forth its first crop they made preparations to bring the balance of their families over, and that after the lot fell to Hans Herr it was decided that Martin Kendlg should take his place, and that he accordingly went abroad and brought a company of Swiss and Germans back with him. He tells us that the party consisted of the balance of families already here and of Peter Yordea, Jacob Miller, Hans Tchantz, Henry Funk, John Hauser, John Bachman, JACOB WEBER and three others whose Christian names are not given.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

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, aqualine nose, small mouth with heavy lips, complexion florid, with full beard covering face, the whole lighted by a countenancein wich sweetness and austerity were gracefully blended. Clad in coursest homespun, his feet shod with wood, he at last arrived in the far off land in wich some strange prophecy told him his people would be prosperous and happy, however poor when arriving. The family of Herr descended from a very ancient free family, that is to say of noble origin; likewise from time immorial its Knights were brave and worthy. Possessing in Schaben vasat and rich estates, the name of which was called and written (Herr(n) von Bilried. The father or founder of this family was known as the Schwabish knight Hugo the Herr, Lord of Bilried. In the year 1009, this family flourished and was known to all among the Southern Germanic tribes. In the fifteenth century several of the family resigned their nobility due to changing religious beliefs and settled as citizens and assumed the name of Herr (a title of respect in Germany). ( C.H. Martin, paper read before the Lancaster county Historical Society, 1925.)

Sources:

  1. Tom Kendig. email: tom_kendig@kendig.net.
  2. Paul Herbig (1997), "Herbig-Cracken Family Chronicles, p. 124. (parents' names only). email: prfssrpah@aol.com

1719 Hans Herr House & Museum The Hans Herr House, built by his son Christian Herr in 1719, is open to the public as a museum, and is the oldest Pennsylvania German settlement still in existence today. The house is located at 1849 Hans Herr Drive in Willow Street, Pennsylvania.

The museum complex includes the 1719 Hans Herr House, the Georgian-style 1835 Shaub House, the Victorian-style 1890s Huber House, several barns and outbuildings with animals, exhibit buildings, blacksmith shop, bake-oven, smoke house, and a collection of farm equipment. Exhibits focus on Mennonite history, colonial and Victorian era farm life, and the Herr family. The museum opened in 1974 and is administered by the Hans Herr House Foundation. -W

Hans Herr - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hans Herr (September 17, 1639 – October 11, 1725) was born in Zürich, Switzerland, a descendant of the Knight, Hugo Herr. He joined the religious society. He was a bishop in the Mennonite faith.

When religious persecution became unendurable in Switzerland, many of his congregation emigrated with him to the Palatinate in Germany, which was governed by a ruler who promised them protection and religious freedom. This was satisfactory until the Palatinate fell into the hands of other rulers, when the Mennonites were again subject to severe religious persecution.

When this occurred, a number of them visited William Penn in London, in 1707, and arranged terms with him to colonize a portion of what is now Lancaster county near what was then the western frontier of Pennsylvania. In 1709, Hans Herr, John R. Bundely, Martin Meylin (Mylin), Martin Kendig, Jacob Miller, Hans Funk, Hans Graff (Groff), Martin Oberholtzer, Wendel Bowman and others bought 10,000 acres (40 km²) of land on the south side of Pequea creek. A warrant was issued for the land October 10, 1710, and it was surveyed October 23, 1710.[1]

Married Elizabeth Kendig in 1660. (First son Abraham born the same year.

Lived in the Kraichgau, an area of the Palatinate in Germany, often called the Pfaltz. They had moved there by invitation from Switzerland. Because Anabaptists did not bear arms, and baptized adults, the Catholic Church called them heretics. Because they had been persecuted, Anabaptists had to take land other people didn't want. They learned to make the best use of mountain land and swamps. It was because of their reputation as good farmers and their willingness to work hard that Anabaptists were invited to the Palatinate after the terrible destruction of the Thirty Years War. The burned-out buildings were all that were left of what had once been houses and barns. The fields were overgrown with weeds because at least half of the Palatinate residents had been killed during the terrible war. The Anabaptists were invited by the Elector Count Karl Ludwig to come and rebuild the houses and barns and restore the land before it was completely overgrown. After 12 years of cultivation, another war broke out in 1701, and by 1703, it was becoming apparent by the persecution that was happening that they would need to think of moving to America or somewhere else. Because of his age, Rev. Hans Herr was reluctant to immigrate, but was convinced to come when his children could not find a younger minster to come along. On September 22, 1710, the ship Mary Hope arrived in Philadelphia. At long last their journey to America was at an end, after three months and four days. A memorial in the Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery, Willow Street, PA, where Hans Herr is presumed to have been buried was erected by a Herr reunion group. His son, Christian, and his sons built the house known today as the "Hans Herr House" 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA. Rev. Hans Herr initially lived in Lampeter, but was asked to move in with into his son, Christian's, "much larger home".

Married Elizabeth Kendig in 1660.

From: "A Biographical History of Lancaster County" by Alexander Harris 1832

""John Herr came to this country in 1710, bringing with him his four sons, and others of his friends; he had five sons married, Abraham, Christian, Emanuel, John, and Isaac. Christian had come to this country before the rest of his family.

Abraham Herr was the oldest, and came with his father in 1710. He was married in Europe and had a large family, some of his children being grown and married. He settled near Wabank, on the west side of the Conestoga Creek. He was the only one of the family that settled in Manor Township, and having several children grown when he came there, the family became very numerous.

"Christian Herr was a minister of the Mennonite Church, and was the first of the family in this country. He came with Martin Kendig, John Mylin, and others in the year 1709. They were pleased with this country, and concluded to send for the rest of their friends. They therefore cast lots, who should go, and the lot fell on Christian, their minister; they no wishing him to go, Margtin Kendig offered to go, and in 1710, brought over the rest of the Herr family and others. Christian built a house of sandstone in 1719, half a mile west of Willow Street, where it yet stands, with his name and date upon it, now in possession of David Huber. Christian had three sons, John, Christian, and Abraham.

Note: TWH DRL Married Elizabeth Kendig, 1644 1730 in 1660 The first Mennonite Bishop in Lancaster Co., PA. 1. JOHN1 HERR, LORD OF BILREAD was born 1560 in Sundt Gallen, Switzerland, and died 1640 in Sundt Gallen, Switzerland. He married UNKNOWN. Notes for JOHN HERR, LORD OF BILREAD: In the year 1593, John Herr, Lord of Bilried, obtained from Emperor Fernidad in Schwabiish Hall, a written testimonial providing for his flourishing family; their coat of arms, their free and noble descent and for this to be passed on to future generations. Recorded in the Register on Noble Families, with their coat of Arms: Reitaps Armorial Generale, Book 5, Page 258: BILRIED, HERR(N) von - 1593 - Schwabish Hall (Wurtenburg\Baden) a facsimile of the arms appears on St. Mikels Church in the town square. Child of JOHN HERR and UNKNOWN is: 2. i. HANS2 HERR, b. 1608, Sundt Gallen, Switzerland; d. 1699, Switzerland. Generation No. 22. HANS2 HERR (JOHN1) was born 1608 in Sundt Gallen, Switzerland, and died 1699 in Switzerland. He married CATHERINE HAAS 1637. She was born 1615 in Sundt Gallen, Switzerland, and died 1699. Children of HANS HERR and CATHERINE HAAS are: i. ABRAHAM3 HERR, b. Abt. 1637; d. 1727.3. ii. HANS HERR, BISHOP REVEREND, b. September 17, 1639, Zurich, Switzerland or Palatine, Germany; d. October 14, 1725, Red Brick Church Cemetary, Lancaster, PA. Buried Willow Street Mennonite Church Cem., Willow Street, Lancaster Co., PA

-------------------- []http://www.hansherr.org/Home/Herr_House/History


HERR, REV. HANS Sept. 17, 1639-Oct.11, 1725


b. Switzerland inter. Willow St. Mennonite


(Memorial)


Settled: Near Lampeter- later lived in Willow Street - Lancaster Co., PA Lancaster Co., PA


Warrent issued Oct. 23, 1710


Surveyed Oct. 23, 1710


Son of Hans Herr b. 1608


Married: (1660) Elizabeth Kendig Sept. 17, 1639- June 9, 1730 or 1644-1730


b. inter.


Dau. of John Kendig & Jane Mylin


Children:


1. Abraham Herr 1660-1725 or 1660-May 18, 1735


m. Anna Bar


m. (2) Feronica Musselman


2. Rev. Christian Herr 1680 -1749 Settled in Willow Street - Lancaster Co., PA


m. (1704) Anna


3. John Herr 1672/7- Sept. 12, 1756 Settled in Lampeter - Lancaster Co., PA


m. Frances


4. Emanuel Herr 1689-1745 Settled in Wheatland Mills - Lancaster Co., PA


m. (1729) Maudlin Brackbill


Dau. of Benedict Brackbill


5. Isaac Herr -1747 Settled in Martic Twp. now Providence Twp.


m. Lancaster Co., PA


6. Maria -Dec. 1, 1725


m.


Information from Genealogical Record of Rev. Han Herr and his lineal descendants with revisions and corrections, 1994


E. Eileen Johns 1996


Hans** HERR (Rev.) [NI0079] 17 SEP 1639 - 11 OCT 1725 TITLE: Rev.


BIRTH: 17 SEP 1639, Zurich, Swizterland DEATH: 11 OCT 1725, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Father: Hans** HERR Mother: (Unknown)** HAAS

Family 1 : Elizabeth** Mylin KENDIG MARRIAGE: 1660 +Samuel HERR +Henry HERR +Abraham** HERR +Maria HERR +Christian HERR +John HERR +Emanuel HERR

Isaac? HERR

Notes: 2837) John Herr, son of (5675)Hans Herr and (5677)Elizabeth Kendig 1685 Zurich Switzerland- 12 September 1756 Lancaster PA married: circa 1705 (2838) Frances Brackbill, daughter of (5677)Benedict Brackbill and ?? 14 October 1685 Lancaster Co, PA-after 1756 Lancaster PA (1418)Fanny Herr, 1706- 1780 m:(1417)Rev Ulrich Brackbill, --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Rev Hans Herr


Information Source: O.F. Harr Family Record.


In 1709 Hans and seven other Mennonites bought 10,000 acres of land in Pennslyvania from William Penn. Sailed from Gravesend, England in April 29, 1710. Landed in Philadelphia, in Sept 1710. Name of the ship : Mary Hope, Mastered by John Annis.


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, aqualine nose, small mouth with heavy lips, complexion florid, with full beard covering face, the whole lighted by a countenancein wich sweetness and austerity were gracefully blended. Clad in coursest homespun, his feet shod with wood, he at last arrived in the far off land in wich some strange prophecy told him his people would be prosperous and happy, however poor when arriving.


( C.H. Martin, paper read before the Lancaster county Historical society, 1925.)


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


__ | _Hans** HERR ________|


| (1608 - ....) | | |__ | | |--Hans** HERR | (1639 - 1725) | __ | | |_(Unknown)** HAAS ___|


(1615 - ....) | |__

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


INDEX


[NI0079]

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HTML created by GED2HTML v3.6a-WIN32 (May 17 2004) on 6/25/2006 9:23:14 PM . --------------------

1.Hans Herr(HH) 1639-1725 m.Elizabeth Kendig

first line of descent

1.Rev Christian Herr(HH2) abt.1663-1749 m. Anna

2.Issac Herr(X)(HH6) 1687-1747 3.Henry Herr(X1) 1713-1777 m. Anna Kreider 4.Esther Herr(X13)(659) b.1763 m.Joseph Gochenour 1756-1816 5.Esther Gochenour 1792-1823 m. Christopher Winters Jr.1792-abt.1845 6.Silas Winters 1821-1900 m. Catherine Marks 1821-1895 7.Catherine Elizabeth Winters 1850-1922 m. Martin K. Reese 1845-1926 8.Clement A. Reese 1881-1957 m. Ida Mary Martin 1885-1957 9.Reese m. Koch

Married c 1660 Baden, Switzerland to Elizabeth Kendig. Children: Abraham Herr Rev. Christian Herr Hans Herr Maria Herr (Brackbill) John Herr Samuel Herr born 1686 Lancaster Co., PA; died 1750 in Letort, PA, USA. Emanuel Herr Isaac Herr Henry Herr


4098. HANS Haas HERR Bishop 1 was born 17 Sep 1639 in Baden, Aargau Canton, Switzerland. He died 11 Oct 1725 in Lampeter twp, Lancaster Co, PA, USA. HANS Haas HERR Bishop married BARBEL ELIZABETH KENDIG on 1660 in Lampeter twp, Lancaster Co, PA, USA.


Notes: Note: In 1709 Hans and seven other Mennonites bought 10,000 acres of land in Pennslyvania from William Penn. They sailed from Gravesend, England in April29, 1710, landed in Philadelphia, in Sept 1710. Name of the ship : Mary Hope, Mastered by John Annis.


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, aqualine nose, small mouth with heavy lips, complexion florid, with full beard covering face, the whole lighted by a countenancein wich sweetness and austerity were gracefully blended. Clad in coursest homespun, his feet shod with wood, he at last arrived in the far off land in wich some strange prophecy told him his people would be prosperous and happy, however poor when arriving. The family of Herr descended from a very ancient free family, that is to say of noble origin; likewise from time immorial its Knights were brave and worthy. Possessing in Schaben vasat and rich estates, the name of which was called and written (Herr(n) von Bilried. The father or founder of this family was known as the Schwabish knight Hugo the Herr, Lord of Bilried. In the year 1009, this family flourished and was known to all among the Southern Germanic tribes. In the fifteenth century several of the family resigned their nobility due to changing religious beliefs and settled as citizens and assumed the name of Herr (a title of respect in Germany).


Sources: 1. Tom Kendig. email: tom_kendig@kendig.net.


2. Paul Herbig (1997), "Herbig-Cracken Family Chronicles, p. 124. (parents' names only). email: prfssrpah@aol.com http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/7074/ http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/h/e/r/Paul-A-Herbig/


--------------------

1.1 in genealogical record of Rev. Hans Herr by Theodore W. Herr, Copyright 1908

Hans Herr - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Hans Herr (September 17, 1639 – October 11, 1725) was born in Zürich, Switzerland, a descendant of the Knight, Hugo Herr. He joined the religious society. He was a bishop in the Mennonite faith.


When religious persecution became unendurable in Switzerland, many of his congregation emigrated with him to the Palatinate in Germany, which was governed by a ruler who promised them protection and religious freedom. This was satisfactory until the Palatinate fell into the hands of other rulers, when the Mennonites were again subject to severe religious persecution.


When this occurred, a number of them visited William Penn in London, in 1707, and arranged terms with him to colonize a portion of what is now Lancaster county near what was then the western frontier of Pennsylvania. In 1709, Hans Herr, John R. Bundely, Martin Meylin (Mylin), Martin Kendig, Jacob Miller, Hans Funk, Hans Graff (Groff), Martin Oberholtzer, Wendel Bowman and others bought 10,000 acres (40 km²) of land on the south side of Pequea creek. A warrant was issued for the land October 10, 1710, and it was surveyed October 23, 1710.[1]


The tradition, which is no doubt true, is that these people held a conference as to what steps should be taken to inform their relatives and friends left behind in Europe of their opinions and expectations, and it was determined that Hans Herr, their revered minister, should return, explain the situation and the great advantaged of emigration, and bring with him those he could induce to come. He returned with many more immigrants despite making the journey at 70 years old. He had six sons.


[edit] 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum The Hans Herr House, built by his son Christian Herr in 1719, is open to the public as a museum, and is the oldest Pennsylvania German settlement still in existence today. The house is located at 1849 Hans Herr Drive in Willow Street, Pennsylvania.


The museum complex includes the 1719 Hans Herr House, the Georgian-style 1835 Shaub House, the Victorian-style 1890s Huber House, several barns and outbuildings with animals, exhibit buildings, blacksmith shop, bake-oven, smoke house, and a collection of farm equipment. Exhibits focus on Mennonite history, colonial and Victorian era farm life, and the Herr family. The museum opened in 1974 and is administered by the Hans Herr House Foundation.


-------------------- Hans Herr - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Hans Herr (September 17, 1639 – October 11, 1725) was born in Zürich, Switzerland, a descendant of the Knight, Hugo Herr. He joined the religious society. He was a bishop in the Mennonite faith.


When religious persecution became unendurable in Switzerland, many of his congregation emigrated with him to the Palatinate in Germany, which was governed by a ruler who promised them protection and religious freedom. This was satisfactory until the Palatinate fell into the hands of other rulers, when the Mennonites were again subject to severe religious persecution.


When this occurred, a number of them visited William Penn in London, in 1707, and arranged terms with him to colonize a portion of what is now Lancaster county near what was then the western frontier of Pennsylvania. In 1709, Hans Herr, John R. Bundely, Martin Meylin (Mylin), Martin Kendig, Jacob Miller, Hans Funk, Hans Graff (Groff), Martin Oberholtzer, Wendel Bowman and others bought 10,000 acres (40 km²) of land on the south side of Pequea creek. A warrant was issued for the land October 10, 1710, and it was surveyed October 23, 1710.[1]


The tradition, which is no doubt true, is that these people held a conference as to what steps should be taken to inform their relatives and friends left behind in Europe of their opinions and expectations, and it was determined that Hans Herr, their revered minister, should return, explain the situation and the great advantaged of emigration, and bring with him those he could induce to come. He returned with many more immigrants despite making the journey at 70 years old. He had six sons.


[edit] 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum The Hans Herr House, built by his son Christian Herr in 1719, is open to the public as a museum, and is the oldest Pennsylvania German settlement still in existence today. The house is located at 1849 Hans Herr Drive in Willow Street, Pennsylvania.


The museum complex includes the 1719 Hans Herr House, the Georgian-style 1835 Shaub House, the Victorian-style 1890s Huber House, several barns and outbuildings with animals, exhibit buildings, blacksmith shop, bake-oven, smoke house, and a collection of farm equipment. Exhibits focus on Mennonite history, colonial and Victorian era farm life, and the Herr family. The museum opened in 1974 and is administered by the Hans Herr House Foundation.


-------------------- Married Elizabeth Kendig in 1660. (Son Abraham born in 1660!). Rev. Hans Herr is John Melvin Thomas's maternal 6th great grandfather, through his mother's mother, Elizabeth Dambach. Lived in the Kraichgau, an area of the Palatinate in Germany, often called the Pfaltz. They had moved there by invitation from Switzerland. Because Anabaptists did not bear arms, and baptized adults, the Catholic Church called them heretics. Because they had been persecuted, Anabaptists had to take land other people didn't want. They learned to make the best use of mountain land and swamps. It was because of their reputation as good farmers and their willingness to work hard that Anabaptists were invited to the Palatinate after the terrible destruction of the Thirty Years War. The burned-out buildings were all that were left of what had once been houses and barns. The fields were overgrown with weeds because at least half of the Palatinate residents had been killed during the terrible war. The Anabaptists were invited by the Elector Count Karl Ludwig to come and rebuild the houses and barns and restore the land before it was completely overgrown. After 12 years of cultivation, another war broke out in 1701, and by 1703, it was becoming apparent by the persecution that was happening that they would need to think of moving to America or somewhere else. Because of his age, Rev. Hans Herr was reluctant to immigrate, but was convinced to come when his children could not find a younger minster to come along. On September 22, 1710, the ship Mary Hope arrived in Philadelphia. At long last their journey to America was at an end, after three months and four days. A memorial in the Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery, Willow Street, PA, where Hans Herr is prsumed to have been buried was erected by a Herr reunion group. His son, Christian, and his sons built the house known today as the "Hans Herr House" 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA. Rev. Hans Herr initially lived in Lampeter, but was asked to move in with into his son, Christian's, "much larger home". -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Herr -------------------- Hans Herr is John Melvin Thomas's maternal 6th great grandfather, through his mother's father, Benjamin S. Martin.


Married Elizabeth Kendig in 1660. --------------------


From: "A Biographical History of Lancaster County" by Alexander Harris 1832


""John Herr came to this country in 1710, bringing with him his four sons, and others of his friends; he had five sons married, Abraham, Christian, Emanuel, John, and Isaac. Christian had come to this country before the rest of his family.


Abraham Herr was the oldest, and came with his father in 1710. He was married in Europe and had a large family, some of his children being grown and married. He settled near Wabank, on the west side of the Conestoga Creek. He was the only one of the family that settled in Manor Township, and having several children grown when he came there, the family became very numerous.


"Christian Herr was a minister of the Mennonite Church, and was the first of the family in this country. He came with Martin Kendig, John Mylin, and others in the year 1709. They were pleased with this country, and concluded to send for the rest of their friends. They therefore cast lots, who should go, and the lot fell on Christian, their minister; they no wishing him to go, Margtin Kendig offered to go, and in 1710, brought over the rest of the Herr family and others. Christian built a house of sandstone in 1719, half a mile west of Willow Street, where it yet stands, with his name and date upon it, now in possession of David Huber. Christian had three sons, John, Christian, and Abraham.


-------------------- Note: TWH DRL Married Elizabeth Kendig, 1644 1730 in 1660 The first Mennonite Bishop in Lancaster Co., PA. 1. JOHN1 HERR, LORD OF BILREAD was born 1560 in Sundt Gallen, Switzerland, and died 1640 in Sundt Gallen, Switzerland. He married UNKNOWN. Notes for JOHN HERR, LORD OF BILREAD(colon) In the year 1593, John Herr, Lord of Bilried, obtained from Emperor Fernidad in Schwabiish Hall, a written testimonial providing for his flourishing family; their coat of arms, their free and noble descent and for this to be passed on to future generations. Recorded in the Register on Noble Families, with their coat of Arms(colon) Reitaps Armorial Generale, Book 5, Page 258(colon) BILRIED, HERR(N) von - 1593 - Schwabish Hall (Wurtenburg\Baden) a facsimile of the arms appears on St. Mikels Church in the town square. Child of JOHN HERR and UNKNOWN is(colon) 2. i. HANS2 HERR, b. 1608, Sundt Gallen, Switzerland; d. 1699, Switzerland. Generation No. 22. HANS2 HERR (JOHN1) was born 1608 in Sundt Gallen, Switzerland, and died 1699 in Switzerland. He married CATHERINE HAAS 1637. She was born 1615 in Sundt Gallen, Switzerland, and died 1699. Children of HANS HERR and CATHERINE HAAS are(colon) i. ABRAHAM3 HERR, b. Abt. 1637; d. 1727.3. ii. HANS HERR, BISHOP REVEREND, b. September 17, 1639, Zurich, Switzerland or Palatine, Germany; d. October 14, 1725, Red Brick Church Cemetary, Lancaster, PA. Buried Willow Street Mennonite Church Cem., Willow Street, Lancaster Co., PA

view all 17

The Bishop Hans Herr's Timeline

1639
September 17, 1639
Zürich, Zürich District, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
September 17, 1639
Zürich, Zürich District, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
1660
1660
Age 20
Zurich, Zurich District, Zurich, Switzerland
1660
Age 20
Switzerland
1665
1665
Age 25
Zurich, Zurich District, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
1680
May 20, 1680
Age 40
Zurich, Zurich District, Zurich, Switzerland
1685
1685
Age 45
Kraichgau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1686
1686
Age 46
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1689
1689
Age 49
Kraichgau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1690
1690
Age 50
Kraichgau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany