Herr, Christian 1 2

Birth Name Herr, Christian
Gender male
Age at Death about 87 years


Christian Herr, son of Hans Herr, also had surveyed to him a tract of 530 acres, a short distance west from his father's land. On this tract he erected, in 1719, a famous dwelling with stone lintels and large rooms, in which the religious services for the settlement were held for over 100 years. (The first separate house of worship was built of bricks along the public highway, in 1848, and rebuilt in the summer of 1889.) It also served as the home of Christian Herr during his entire wedded life. The house, still standing, was built 10 years before Lancaster county was organized. Hans Herr died in this house in 1725, at the age of 86 years, and his widow died 5 years later at the age of 91 years. Both were laid to rest in the family graveyard on the old farm, along with many associates and descendants. (Taken from Mennonites of Lancaster Conference, by Martin G. Weaver, 1931, pp. 36-37.)


Pequea Settlers 1710

1710 Sep 23: A group of 29 Mennonite immigrant families arrive in Philadelphia on the ship Mary Hope (1 pp162-176) and settle along Pequea Creek. (3,4)

1. Martin Kendig
2. John Funk
3. Jacob Miller
4. Christopher Franciscus
5. Johann Rudolph Bondeli
6. Wendel Bauman
7. John Herr, Jr.
8. Martin Kendig
9. Christian Herr
10. Martin Meylin
11. Martin Kendig

This is the first group of Mennonites to settle in what later would become Lancaster Co., PA. The settlers of 1712 will follow.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1662 Switzerland    
Death about 1749 Pennsylvania, United States of America    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Herr, Hans17 September 163911 October 1725
Mother Kendig, Elizabeth1 May 16399 June 1730
    Brother     Herr, Abraham 1660 1727
         Herr, Christian about 1662 about 1749
    Sister     Herr, Maria Margaretha 1663 1 December 1725
    Brother     Herr, John about 1672 12 September 1756
    Brother     Herr, Emanuel 1689 about 1745
    Brother     Herr, Isaac about 1691 1747