John D. Herr

John D. Herr Born about 1824, John Herr was a descendant of Rev. Hans Herr, the Swiss progenitor of the Herr family in America.  A hotel proprietor in Philadelphia, he reportedly moved to South Jersey when he became disabled with rheumatoid arthritis.  He lived in Baileytown with his wife Nancy Jane (nee Sutton).  The 1860 census of Downe Township, Cumberland County, NJ,  lists his birthplace as Pennsylvania and his occupation as "Gentleman."    He died in 1874, and we see his property listed as "J. D. Herr's Est." on the Steward's map dated 1876.  He is buried at Haleyville.

John and Nancy had no children of their own, but he was somehow closely associated with Mary Kennedy Bailey, who named her first child after him - John Herr Bailey.  




Mary Jane Kennedy Bailey