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In loving memory

Henry P. Herr

History of the Catholic Church in Indiana
Logansport, Ind: A.W.Bowen, 1898. Vol. 2, pp. 723-724

Henry P. Herr, a native of Washington, Daviess County, Ind., was born May 13, 1874, and is the only child of Henry and Mary E. (Nephesy) Herr, the former of whom was a native of Germany and died in Washington the same year in which subject was born; the latter is a native of America, of Irish parentage, is now remarried and resides in Washington, Ind. The father was an earnest Catholic in religion and in politics was a democrat.

Henry P. Herr attended the parochial school until nine year sold, then the common school until thirteen, and then returned to the parochial school, which he quit at the age of seventeen, being thus quite well educated. He learned the boilermaker's trade, which he followed until January, 1897, when he bought a half interest in the boot and shoe establishment owned by his step father, G.W. Osman. The firm carries and extensive stock of fine footwear and also handles furs. The family all belong to Saint Simon's Parish, and Mr. Herr is also a member of the Young Men's institute. He is a young man of enterprise and honesty, has a good start in business, and has before him a promising future.The mother of subject, by her marriage with G. W. Osman has seven children.

Contributed by: John D. McMullen

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