Jonathan Herring

Male 1811 - 1879


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  • Born  15 Oct 1811  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened  15 Dec 1811  Lutheran Congregation of Zion Church, Middletown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Apr 1879  Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Ridge Park Cemetery, Marshall, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I10427  Virts
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2014 

    Father  Jacob Herring,   b. 11 Jun 1782, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1831, Middletown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth C. Wirtz,   b. 6 Apr 1794, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1873, Chariton County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Nov 1810  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F262  Group Sheet

    Family  Cordella L. Harris,   b. 31 Jan 1831, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1896, Saline County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Mar 1853  Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John Henry Herring,   b. 30 Jan 1845, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1906, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lulu F. Herring,   b. 3 Oct 1865, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1932
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4162  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    A Letter Home - 1838
    A Letter Home - 1838

  • Notes 
    • The following letter is from the Brunswick, Chariton County, Missouri Bicentennial Book (1976). This letter is graciously donated by Gerald Cox. Jonathan Herring wrote the letter to his Uncle Wilhelm Wirtz, who was living near Frederick, Maryland at the time.

      Brunswick, Chariton County, Missouri
      July 30, 1838

      Dear Uncle,

      According to promise I take this opportunity to inform you that we are all well and hope that this letter may find you in the possession of the same blessing. We left Middletown, Maryland on 28th day of April and on our way to Wheeling (WV) we lost one of our horses by the boats, and in consequence of that accident we were unable to go by Mr. Smith's as we were obliged to get some of our goods into another wagon as far as Wheeling. And there we took everything on a steamboat and went as far as St. Louis. And then I took all our freight on another boat and came up the Missouri River to Brunswick. And William and all the rest came from St Louis by land. And we all arrived here safe on the 24th day of May. And now we live about one mile north of Brunswick (Currently, 1976, this is the home of Kenneth Richardson), a small town situated on the Missouri River close by the mouth of the Grand River, both navigable streams for steamboats, and we can hear them as they pass up and down at our house. There are a good number of boats running the Missouri River this season, and all appear to do fair business. And the corn crops look exceedingly promising. We have entered three quarter sections of land and bought one second-handed. Land in this neighborhood has advanced in price considerable since I was here the first time. Mother and all the rest seem to be well pleased with the country and are well satisfied. Mary Ann was married on the 24th of this month to a man by the name of Elias Turner. This was quick business, I should say. No more at present, but remain, your obedient servant.

      Johnathan Herring

  • Sources 
    1. [S1590] Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995.

    2. [S3536] Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920.