Biography of Edward P. Herrick

Herrick, Edward P., was born in the town of Bergen, N.Y., in 1842, a son of Pyram and Ann Eliza (Eldridge) Herrick. His father was born in Vermont, May 8, 1802, and came to Bergen about 1835, spending all but four years of his life in that town. He died in the town of Sweden, Monroe county, October 6, 1877. Edward P. Herrick received his education in the common district schools. He followed the vocation of farming, beginning for himself when twenty-three. and continued on rented farms until 1897, preferring to lease land rather than to buy, but in the latter year purchased a farm of 128 acres In politics he is a Republican, always taking an interest in all public and political affairs of his town and has been e1ected to and filled the responsible office of town tax collector. He is a member of the Bergen Grange and of the Knights of Maccabees, Tent No. 6. In 1864 Mr. Herrick married Elizabeth J. Bunnell; they had three children: Susan J., born December 16, 1866, wife of George S. Avery of Batavia; Fred R., born July 21, 1873; and Roy E., born March 22, 1889, who died when eighteen months old. Mr. and Mrs. Herrick are members of the M. E. church, in which Mr. Herrick is steward and trustee; Mrs. Herrick is a member of the foreign Missionary Society, the Ladies' Aid, and W. C. T. U.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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