HERR, COL. DANIEL, was born on the 14th of December, 1795, at Hagerstown, Md. His ancestors were among the first settlers in Lancaster county, Pa., from whence the family name has become wide-spread. Daniel learned the trade of a house carpenter, an occupation he pursued several years. During the last war with Great Britain he was lieutenant colonel of a volunteer regiment in active service. In later life he followed hotelkeeping. He kept the Tremont House at Philadelphia, the Mansion House at Reading, and that famous hostelry, Herr's Hotel, now the Lochiel, at Harrisburg. He was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, and during the Anti-Masonic crusade never swerved from his allegiance to the fraternity, being master of his lodge from 1835 to 1838, inclusive. He was a man pure in purpose, amiable, kind, and generous hearted, yet firm and decided as to opinions and duty. He died at Harrisburg, sincerely regretted, on the 11th of July, 1857, in his sixty-second year. Colonel Herr married, February 15, 1820, in Gettysburg, Pa., Sarah Gilbert, daughter of Boise Gilbert and Susanna Fox, born February 14, 1801, and died April 13, 1880, at Harrisburg. Their children were George Isaiah, d. s. p.; John Davenport, married Jane Nancy Sutton; Margaret Ann, married, first, Peter Nagle Coleman, second, George Leonard; Amelia Matilda, married John Peter Hassler; Andrew Jackson; Jacob Gilbert, married Mary Taylor; Susanna, married Dr. Jacob G. Wiestling; Sarah Isabella, married George Z. Kunkel, Daniel B.; William Henry Harrison, d. s. p.; Mary Elizabeth, married Charles Lipps; Louisa Irene, married Charles A. Bannvart.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 29 Oct 2000
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