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John W. Herring

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 737

JOHN W. HERRING
     who is one of the reliable and representative men of Salem township, Shelby county, O., resides on his excellent farm of 114 acres which he devotes to general agriculture. He was born in Salem township, August 23, 1859, and is a son of Alexander and Sarah (Studebaker) Herring.
     Alexander Herring was a prosperous farmer and well known man in Salem township, where, for many years he also followed threshing. Both he and wife died here and their burial was at Port Jefferson. Their surviving children are all well known and respected people and mainly residents of Shelby county: Henry; Isaac; Thomas; John W.; Laura, who is deceased, was the wife of William Frey; Bell, who is the wife of Frank Smith; Clara, who is the wife of Byrl Roach: Daniel; and Jennie, who is the wife of  R. O. Weeks.
     After his school days were over John W. Herring gave his father assistance on the home farm until he was thirty-eight years of age, at which time he came to his present property on which he has made many substantial improvements.
     On March 13, 1898, Mr. Herring was married to Miss Louie Arthur, who was born in Stokes township, Logan county, O., a daughter of John N. and Mary R. (Taylor) Arthur. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur now live at Lake View, in Logan county, he having been a farmer during all his active life. Their family consisted of the following children: Arnold; Malissa, wife of Nicodemus Preston; William; Thomas; Mrs. Herring; Libby, deceased, who was the wife of Samuel Kemp; Austin, who is deceased; and Orlando. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Herring: Wesley Van; Karl, who died when aged two years and seven months; and Marion Robert. Mr. and Mrs. Herring are members and liberal supporters of the Christian church, of which Mr. Herring is a trustee. He was reared an old-time democrat but is a man who studies political questions for himself and is apt to vote entirely as his own judgment dictates, but in any event, whichever way he decides, he is a quiet, law supporting citizen.

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