Biography of Simon Herr
Allen County, OH Biographies

SIMON HERR, harness and saddlery, Bluffton, an enterprising business man of this town, is a native of Allen County, Ohio, born April 17, 1851; son of Christian and Catherine (Mosser) Herr, who came to Ohio from Germany, their native land, over half a century ago, spending many years in this county. Of their seven children six grew to manhood and womanhood. Our subject's father, who learned and followed weaving in Germany, devoted his entire attention to farming after coming to America; he died in this county in 1856. Simon Herr was reared on the farm, receiving his education in the common schools of this county. He learned the harness-making trade, and has successfully carried on this business in Bluffton since 1870. He has also at different times engaged in selling sewing machines, wagons, buggies and carriages. Mr. Herr is owner of sixty feet front on Main Street, occupied by business houses, which he made still more valuable by building, in 1884, the Herr's Opera House, which is one of the finest places of entertainment in this part of Ohio, having a seating capacity for 500 persons, folding chairs, raised floor, stage 4Ox22, four dressing rooms, good scenery etc. Our subject was married at Lima, Ohio. in 1876, to Maggie Tremains, also a native of Ohio, of English descent, and to this union were born Bertha, Anna, Jessie, and one deceased. Mrs. Herr is a member of the Disciples Church.

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