New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1898|
Mr. H. Herring died at his home in this city on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The funeral was held at the Methodist church at two o'clock on Friday afternoon and the body in that long last sleep was laid away in the new G.A.R. cemetery awaiting the final resurrection morning.
Henry Herring was born in New York about sixty ago and there was married to the affectionate wife who survies him. About one year after their marriage they moved to Michigan, where in 1861 Mr. Herring enlisted in the 7th Michigan Infantry, and was wounded by a shell in the battle of Antiam, an engagement in which more than half the regiment was disabled. He received an honorable discharge and soon regaining his health, he re-enlisted in the same company and regiment and was promoted to the rank of sergeant-major. More than 150,000 men were killed, wounded or taken prisioner in the battle in which his regiment was engaged. Gen. Shafter, commander at Santiago, entered the army as first lieutenant in that regiment. After the war Mr. Herring lived in Dakota nine years, and then moved to Snohomish and engaged in business and where he lived up to the time of his death. The deceased had been a sufferer from consumption for years, and had been confined to his home for about six months, suffering intensely, but bearing the pain without complaint. For several weeks death was hourly expected, and on Wednesday morning at about eight o'clock, the grim messenger came and he passed peacefully away. Mr. Herring realized that Death's heavy hand was on him, and several times had expressed his belief in God and his readinessed to die. The funeral was held under the auspices of the Morton Post G.A.R. of which the deceased was an honored member, and a large number of friends followed all that was motral of Mr. Herring to its last resting place.
Mr. Herring request pension on 2-7-1880 Cert.#171233 and his wife Lydia requested pension 10-5-1898 Cert#519034 Wa.
1900 Snohomish Co. Washington
Lydia Herring bv/8-1843 NY is living with his daughter Mr. Hattie Smith b /11-1869 wife of Redmond
His grandchildren were noted as Howard 1888, Mabel 1890, Luella 1896, Redmond 1898, Alcie 1900.
In 1910 Lydia Herring is living with Joseph Herring age 46 b/Mi and his wife Agnes age 35 with other grandchildren Leona age 15 and Bertha age 13.
SnoCo: "The Karyn Project"
Snohomish GAR Cemetery:
Herring Henry "G.A.R. Vettan **First Burial in this Cemetery"
Herring Joseph 69 Jan. 16 1934 Burial #2229
Herring Lydia Primley 90 Mar. 24 1933 Burial # 2159
O. P. MORTON POST - G.A.R. - MUSTER ROLL
90 HERRING, Henry NY Snohomish fruit dealer 18 Aug 1861-xx Jun 1865 priv H, 7 MI serg H, 7 MI 48m close of war 28 Sep 1895 20 Aug 1898 first burial in G.A.R. Cemetery
Sergeant Major, Co H, 7th Michigan Infantry
PROM CPL 1 Jan 1862; WIA 17 Sep 1862 Antietam, VA; REEN 18 feb 1864; PROM CPL 1 Mar 1864; PROM SMAJ 7 Jan 1865
Section Original, Lot 2, Grave 5
Joseph H Herring (1863 - 1934)*
Hattie J Herring Smith (1868 - 1905)*
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Plot: Row 3
Created by: C&P * LaPlante Files
Record added: Apr 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13820508