Daniel Herring

9 September 1818–6 February 1906 (Age 87)
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Daniel

When Daniel Herring was born on 9 September 1818, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Washington Herring Sr, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Anna Schell, was 20. He married Sarah M Lenhart on 23 April 1848, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Addison, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Somerfield, Addison Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 6 February 1906, in Connellsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87.

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Daniel Herring
Sarah M Lenhart
Marriage: 23 April 1848
Annis Belle "Anna" Herring
Isabel Katherine Herring
William Herring
James Herring
Alverda Herring
Katherine Jane Herring
Marshall Glen Herring
John Daniel Herring
Mary Elisabeth Herring
Eleanor J Herring
Elmira J Herring
Susan M Herring
Chelsea P Herring
Laura V Herring

Spouse and Children

23 April 1848
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States


    Annis Belle "Anna" Herring


    Katherine Jane Herring


    Marshall Glen Herring


    John Daniel Herring


    Mary Elisabeth Herring


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 26

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and German: metonymic occupational name for a herring fisher or for a seller of the fish, Middle English hering, Dutch haring, Middle High German hærinc. In some cases it may have been a nickname in the sense of a trifle, something of little value, a meaning which is found in medieval phrases and proverbial expressions such as ‘to like neither herring nor barrel’, i.e. not to like something at all.2 German: habitational name from Herringen in Westphalia.3 Dutch: from a personal name, a derivative of a Germanic compound name with the first element hari, heri ‘army’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Daniel Herring, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Daniel Herring, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Daniel Herring in household of William Buskirk, "United States Census, 1900"

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