Birth17 Sep 1639, Aargau, Baden, Switzerland
Death11 Oct 1725, Lampeter, Lancaster Co, PA
BurialOct 1725, Willow ST, Mennonite Cem, Lancaster, PA
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.) 78