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Abraham Herr (son of Hans Herr and Elizabeth Kendig)79 was born Abt. 1672 in Mannheim, Germany79, and died Bef. 16 Dec 1725 in Manor Township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania79. He married Anna (Bar) Bare on Abt. 1698, daughter of Heinrich Bar and Veronica Meyer.

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Herr Family
Richard W. Davis
Abraham Herr, b. c1673, Mannheim, Baden, Germany. d. 1725, Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.3
His first wife's name is unknown. Abraham had six children by his first wife who was supposedly a Bär.

His second wife's name was Frena Mosiman (b. c 1700) and she had two sons named David and Samuel by Abraham. Frena married secondly Joseph Gochenauer.

He arrived in Philadelphia in August 1717. He received a patent for 600 acres in 1717 in Manor Township.4 He divided his 600 acres among his sons Abraham, Rudy and Christian. On 12 Oct 1719 Abraham and his brother Hans Herr petitioned James grant for 400 acres for their brother Isaac Herr.

1. Abraham Herr, b. 25 Jun 1700. d. 5 Sep 1785, Manor Township, Lancaster County. He wrote his will 5 Aug 1783 and it was proved 15 Sep 1785. md Annaly. All of his children were named in the orphan court record of 8 Mar 1787. Christian Hoffman was also given money from the estate in 1787. He was first taxed in 1724 as Abraham Herr Jr
2. Rudolph Herr, b. 1701. d. 1777, Manor. He wrote his will on 26 Sep 1770 and it was proved 23 May 1777. md first Barbara Brubaker, secondly Ann by 1761 and thirdly Madlena by 1770. According to his administration accounts his wife at his death was Barbara. He was taxed at Manor in 1751 and 1754. His children and grandchildren were named in the orphan court record of 5 Mar 1788. The first 8 children are probably by his first wife Barbara Brubaker and Anna the 9th child is probably by his second wife Anna since he had two daughters named Anna. He bought land next to his brother John in Rapho Township in 1740 which he later sold to his son-in-law, Franz Graff. He was first taxed at Conestoga in 1727. He had the following step-children, Magdalena, Anna, Esther, Mary, Susanna.
3. Barbara Herr, b. c1703. She married Henry Miller who died in 1728 in Earl twp. She married second David Martin (d. 1784) son of Christian Martin.
4. Elizabeth Herr, b. c1705. She married Jacob Batzol. They signed a release in 1736 and then left Lancaster County. Perhaps he is the Jacob Baltzli who died at York County.
5. Christian Herr, b. c1708. d. 1763, Lancaster Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He left his land in Lancaster Township to his son Emmanuel. He married Barbara. He bought land in Donegal Township in 1753 which he left to his son Abraham. He bought land in Manor Township in 1752 which he later left part to his son Christian. He was first taxed at Conestoga in 1727 next to his brother Rudolph and his father. His children were listed in the orphan court records on 4 Sep 1770 when money from his estate was divided equally among all of his children. The executors of his estate were his son Christian Herr and Jacob Mumma.
6. John Herr, b. c1711. d. 1775, Rapho Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He wrote his will 6 Jan 1775 and it was proved 25 Mar 1775. The executors of his will were Christian Herr and John Herr. He was married to Barbara. He warranted land in Rapho Township in 1736. He was called John Herr Jr. and living in Donegal Township in 1735 when he warranted land in Donegal Township and sold it that same year to Michael Meyer. On 28 Sep 1746 he sold this same land which was then in Rapho Township and not Donegal with his wife Barbara to Christian Longacre. He was taxed at Rapho Township in 1751, 1756 and 1770. He signed his name Hanss Herr.
7. Samuel Herr, b. Mar 1722. d. 1787, Manor Township, Lancaster County. md Anna Hershey. He wrote his will 1 Jan 1786 and it was proved 12 Jun 1787.
8. David Herr, b. 1722. d. 11 Jan 1772, Manor Township, Lancaster County. md Barbara Hershey (d. 1805), daughter of Christian Hershey and Esther Egli. The executors of his estate in 1775 were Henry Herr and Christian Herr. Money form his estate was divided among his children and wife Barbara on 25 Feb 1775.

Abraham Herr
Abraham HERR258 was born about 1672 in Switzerland.258 He died before 16 Dec 1725 in Conestoga Twp, Chester Co, PA.258 Settled in Manor Twp., warranted land in 1717. Immigrated with his father, Hans Herr. Abraham HERR and Anna BAR were married about 1698.259

Anna BAR260 was born about 1672.258 According to Herr family tradition, Abraham Herr married Anna Bear in Europe, had a large family, with some children married when they immigrated.

Children were:
1. Abraham HERR was born on 25 Jun 1700.261 He died before 15 Sep 1785.261 He was a Yeoman.
2. Rudolph HERR was born in 1701.261 He died before 23 May 1777 in Manor Twp, Lanc Co, PA.261 He was a yeoman.
3. Barbara HERR.
4. Elizabeth HERR died in 1735.261
5. Christian HERR died before 17 May 1763.261
6. John HERR was born before 1715. He died before 25 Mar 1775. warranted land in Rapho Twp, Lanc Co, PA.

258. Best, Jane Evans, Bear Saga Update: Part One (Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, Vol 21 No 3; July, 1998, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602), p 15.
259, Ibid., p 15.
260. Ibid., p. 25, note 33.
261. Best, Jane Evans, Martin Kendig's Swiss Relatives, 15.

Sponsored in 1710
A group of Mennonites escaped persecution in Europe by coming to America in 1710. They were sponsored by Martin Kendig and included Jacob Miller, Christian Herr, Martin Mylin, Hans Herr, and Martin Oberholzer. Christian Herr built a house for his father, Bishop Hans Herr in 1719. Completely restored, the Hans Herr House has become one of Pennsylvania's most interesting places to visit.

Source: "The Nisley Family and its Architecture" was written by Margaret Clark Reynolds as a partial requirement for her Master's Degree at Penn State. She presented a copy to the Heritage House in Elizabethown. A condensed version of the work can be found in the Spring issue (1993) of PA Folklore Magazine, available in the High Library at Elizabethtown College.

Mennonite arrivals
Richard W. Davis
In February of 1717, it was decided by the Mennonites in the Pfalz that it was time to send larger groups to Pennsylvania. By May some had received certificates which allowed them help from the Dutch brethren when they arrived in Holland. It was reported that in August 1717, three ships carrying 363 Mennonite passengers
arrived in Philadelphia. We do not know the names of the ships and there are no ship lists which contain the names of the passengers. I have used tax list and warrants to determine who probably arrived on those ships1. My total is about 30-35 people too many, but I may have included too many wives or children. It is also possible that a few of these families listed below arrived earlier than 1717 or perhaps arrived on another ship that arrived earlier in the year.
1717 Three Ships (363 Mennonite passengers)

47. Abraham Herr (c1673-1725). He settled in Conestoga Township, Lancaster County. His wife Anna. His children; Abraham (b. 25 Jun 1700), Rudolph (b. 1701), Barbara (b. c1703), Elizabeth (b. c1705), Christian (b. c1708), John (b. c1711).

48. Emmanuel Herr (1689-1740). He settled Wheatland Hills, Lancaster County. He arrived unmarried.

(1) Many of the names on the 1710 and 1717 lists are listed on Rupp's list of inhabitants of Lancaster County for 1709 and 1712. However, Rupp seems to be mistaken, as there were no Mennonite settlers in Lancaster County until 1710 and many of the names on his 1712 list do not appear in any Pennsylvania records
until 1717. I have not been able to find the original source for his 1709 or 1712 lists that he published many years ago.

Abraham Herr
Address: Manor; Pennsylvania in the book by Theodore W. Herr, 1908

Found some of the information April 19, 2002, Michael A. Smoke, Family Tree Maker on the internet Note for ABRAHAM MYLIN HERR, SR.:

Abraham Herr
Death 1725

Arrived from Europe by ship Aug 24, 1717, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, age 45 "ABRAHAM HERR (who came with his father HANS HERR in 1710), Bishop Hans Burkholder and Melchior Brenneman formed a settlement in 1717 along the Conestoga." (Taken from Mennonites of Lancaster Conference, by Martin G. Weaver, 1931, pp.37 -38-).

"On October 12, 1719, ABRAHAM HERR and his Brother, Hans, petitioned James Steel for a grant of 400 acres for their brother, Isaac, who had recently arrived. In the 1720s, according to the estimates of architectural his torians, he built a house that still stands at 25 Bentley Lane in Lancaster Township near Millersville on land that went to his son, Rudy." (Taken from the 1994 Supplement to the Third Edition of the Genealogical Record of Hans Herr, By Theodore W. Herr, originally published 1908, page 788.)

Burial: 1725, Red Brick Church Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster County, PA

More About Abraham Herr:
Burial: 1725, Red Brick Church Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster County, PA.

More About Abraham Herr and Anna (Bar) Bare:
Marriage: Abt. 1698

Children of Abraham Herr and Anna (Bar) Bare are:
  1. +Abraham Herr, b. 25 Jun 1700, Manor Township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania80, d. 05 Sep 1785, Manor Township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania80.
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