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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. His father was Theodore Herbst, born in Brunswick (Braunschweig); his Prussian mother was Marie Wilken Herbst.

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 the cap and his surname caused some to mistake him as Jewish. At night he wore a pointed stocking cap.

He was graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. It was in Philadelphia that he met and married Leanna Sheppard 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, Penna., and working in his drug store. The other children all had higher education also. The homemade ice cream he served in the drug store was renowned, but the recipe was a well-guarded family secret.

Presumably for lack of a Lutheran church in Milford, the Herbsts were Presbyterians.

He was affectionately known to his grandchildren as "Granddaddy." Others in the family called him "Pop." In the community he was widely known as "Doc Herbst." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Theodore Herbst (1840 - 1915)
  Anna Marie Wilken Herbst (1846 - 1929)
 
 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)
  Wilhelm C. Herbst (1877 - 1878)*
  Margaret M. Herbst Rodine (1879 - 1933)*
  Henry Theodore Herbst (1881 - 1939)*
  Herman Anton Herbst (1885 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Milford Cemetery
Milford
Pike County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Corey & Douglas Marshall...
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71607966
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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