HERMAN FAMILY -- PAGE

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Descendants of
Johannes Wilhelm Herrmann / John William Herman 1736 - 1813
Born in Graefenstuhl, Sachsen, Prussia


Johannes W Herrmann came to America in 1766 on the ship Polly, (Robert Porter, Master of ship) out of Rotterdam. Upon arriving in the American port of Philadelphia, PA., William signed his name as Johann Wm. Herman and swore the Oath of Allegiance on 18 October 1766.  He signed a will on 22 Jan 1813 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. He died on 29 Jun 1813 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. He was buried in Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Newton, NC. Inscription reads: Aged 77 years John William Herman, whose German name was Johannes Wilhelm Herrmann, was born in 1736 in Graefenstuhl, Sachsen, Prussia (now part of Germany).

My Herman Data Base

(has 8,555 individuals and 3,144 marriages as of 5/3/2016)

If you have data you would like to share, or if you find data I have that is incorrect or incomplete, please let me know so it can be corrected.  When referencing a person, please use the RIN (Record Identification Number) appended to the surname to help in identifying the correct person.  Send corrections, updates or questions to .

Note 1, All personal information (except names) are removed from individuals still assumed to be alive, before placing on the website, but does remain in my offline database.
Note 2, All information on the ancestry of Johannes Wilhelm Herrmann comes from Jim Herman. You can find his website at
www.jim-herman.net/hermanancestry.htm.