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Herrold Brothers Houses

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c. 1780, 1813, 1815–1822, c. 1825. Susquehanna Trail, Chapman

The four sons of German immigrant George Christopher Herrold were among the earliest settlers in Snyder County, and several of their houses stand along the Susquehanna Trail (parallel to U.S. 11/15). The oldest is George Herrold's two-story wood-sided log farmhouse built c. 1780. Simon's two-story threebay stone house was constructed in 1813 a short distance away (junction of LR 54007 and US 11/15). More sophisticated Georgian houses of thick slabs of the region's dark gray limestone were built along the Susquehanna Trail, including one by Frederick in 1815–1822 and another a little later by William G. Herrold on the west side of the trail south of Port Trevorton. The Herrold family burial ground has gravestones, some inscribed in German, dating from 1820 to 1900. Veterans of the Revolutionary, Mexican, and Civil wars are buried here. St. John's United Brethren Church, a one-room white frame building with a cupola, was constructed in 1893 next to the cemetery.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Herrold Brothers Houses", [Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 415-415.

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