Biography of F. D. Herlan
Erie County, NY Biographies


Herlan, F. D., West Seneca. p. o. Blossom, was born in Boston, Erie county, N. Y., October 20, 1856, a son of Francis and Caroline (Demmera) Herlan, natives of Germany, who immigrated to America in 1833, settling in Buffalo, where Francis worked for a time, thence to Boston, N. Y., where he bought land and followed farming for a short time and finally entered the ministry, spending the remainder of his life in that calling; he died in 1889, as did also Mrs. Herlan. F. D. Herlan was educated in the common schools and when ten years of age engaged in farming and the carpenter's trade; he bought a farm in West Seneca, which he worked until 1893, when he removed to Blossom, where he has a small place and carries on a general store. In politics Mr. Herlan is a Republican and has been assessor three years in West Seneca; he now is serving as postmaster at Blossom. In 1857 he married Louise Bowman, and they have twelve children, as follows: Lydia Nancy, William, Isaac Henry, Daniel, Frank, Carolina, John Wesley, Emma Priscilla, Amanda Louisa, Benjamin, Alexander and Lewis.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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