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Fred John Herbst
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1872
Honesdale
Wayne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1943
Milford
Pike County
Pennsylvania, USA

Fred's parents were German immigrants, Theodore Herbst from Germany and Marie W. from Prussia. He had two siblings, Margaret and Herman, neither of whom had children and both of whom committed suicide.

As a child he had diphtheria, which left him bald except for a fringe in the back. As an adult he often wore a cap to keep his head warm, though it caused some to mistake him as Jewish. At night he wore a pointed stocking cap.

He attended the College of Pharmacy and Science in Philadelphia. It was in Philadelphia that he met and married Leanna Shepard in 1899. Fred and Leanna moved to White Lake, N.Y., in the Catskills because she had had TB and the clean mountain air was thought beneficial. It was there that their daughter Margaret was born.

In 1902 they moved to Milford, where all of the rest of the children were born, and Fred served the area as a pharmacist in his Herbst Drug Store for 41 years until his death. His daughter Marion would follow him into his profession, becoming the first woman pharmacist in Pike County, Pa., and working in his drug store. The rest of the children all had higher education also. The homemade ice cream he served in the drug store was well renowned, but the recipe was a well-guarded secret.

He was affectionately known to his grandchildren as "Granddaddy." 
 
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 Parents:
  Theodore Herbst (1840 - 1915)
  Marie J. Wilken Herbst
 
 Spouse:
  Leanna Sheppard Herbst (1879 - 1941)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Cecilia Herbst Wolfe (1900 - 1936)*
  Marion Leanna Herbst Santos (1904 - 1992)*
  Harry Theodore Herbst (1911 - 1988)*
  Emma M. Herbst Watson (1914 - 1995)*
  Fred John Herbst (1918 - 2000)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fred John Herbst (1872 - 1943)
  Margaret M. Herbst Rhoden (1879 - 1933)*
  Henry Theodore Herbst (1881 - 1939)*
  Herman Anton Herbst (1884 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Milford Cemetery
Milford
Pike County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Corey & Douglas Marshall...
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
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Fred John Herbst
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Fred John Herbst
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Fred John Herbst
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- Libby Talley
 Added: Oct. 19, 2012
 
 
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