Hans Herr Sr. born 1608 Sundt, Gallen Switzerland died Zurich
married Catharina Hass born 1615, Sundt, Gallen, Switzerland died1699 Lancaster County, PA
They immigrated to America in 1710 on the ship Mary Hope. They bought along with other Mennonites 10,000 acres of land from Wm Penn. This land was in Lancaster Pennsylvania
In 1709 Hans and seven other Mennonites bought 10,000 acres of land in Pennsylvania from William Penn. Sailed from Gravesend, England in April 29, 1710. Landed in Philadelphia, in Sept 1710. Name of the ship : Mary Hope, Mastered by John Annis.
Bishop Hans Herr:
Is described as "of medium height, with long grey hair curled under at the ends and parted in the middle, ...heavy brows, dark hazel eyes, aqualine nose, small mouth with heavy lips, complexion florid, with full beard covering face, the whole lighted by a countenancein wich sweetness and austerity were gracefully blended. Clad in coursest homespun, his feet shod with wood, he at last arrived in the far off land in wich some strange prophecy told him his people would be prosperous and happy, however poor when arriving.
( C.H. Martin, paper read before the Lancaster county Historical society, 1925.)
Rev. Hans Herr born 1637 Switzerland died 1725 Lancaster Co Willow Street Lancaster Pa
married Elizabeth Mylin Kendig
Children of Rev. Hans Herr and Elizabeth Kendig
Maria Herr born (?) died(?)
married 1st (?) 2nd to Johann Anton Recher/Reichard