The North Carolina Herman Family - Germany to America

John William Herman was born in 1736 in Germany and in mid-year 1766, William and his family boarded the ship Polly at Rotterdam to sail to the new land of America. Upon arriving in the American port of Philadelphia, William signed his name as Johann Wilhelm Herman and swore the Oath of Allegiance on 18 October 1766.Later, William and his family settled in Berks County, near Reading, Pennsylvania. Here William owned land in Long Swamp, Ruscombe Manor and Heresford Townships.He and his family members came to North Carolina in 1776. His descendants were prolific and populate Catawba County and the surrounding areas of western North Carolina.

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