Orrie Herrington, residing on the old family homestead
in section 5, Shawnee township, is extensively engaged in dairying,
conducting the "Model Dairy" in partnership with is brother Reuben,
under the firm name of Herrington Brothers. He embarked in this
business some five years ago and has two milk routes in Lima. He keeps
from 12 to 20 milk cows on the farm, and in addition buys milk to
supply his trade.
The Herrington farm, pleasantly located on the Spencerville road,
about five miles from Lima, is one of the best in its section of the
county. A handsome two-story residence has been erected in recent
years, which in arrangement, construction and finish compares favorably
with modern city homes. It is finished in hard wood throughout the
parlor and lower hall being in quarter- sawed oak.
Mr. Herrington was born in Allen County, and is a son of James
Horace and Catherine (Andrews) Herrington, and a grandson of Reuben
Herrington, who was a native of Pennsylvania.
James H. Herrington was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, October 22,
1851, and was three years old when his mother died, being thereafter
reared by his maternal grandfather, Abel Davis. He was seven years old
when brought to Allen County, his grandparents locating in South Lima.
They subsequently located in Bath township, where he lived until he
reached the age of 19. He then went to Altoona, Pennsylvania, and
served an apprenticeship at the painter's trade. Returning to Lima, he
followed his trade four or five years. He then engaged in farming at
Allentown for some time and from there moved to the Kessler farm. In
1888, he located upon his present property.
In 1876 James H. Herrington was married to Catherine Andrews who was
born in Allen County, Ohio, and is a daughter of Isaac and Mary
(Ireland) Andrews. Her father was born in Ross County, Ohio, April 6,
1830, and was 10 years old when he accompanied his father, Thomas
Andrews, to Allen County, the latter dying on the old Andrews farm in
Shawnee township. Isaac Andrews also farmed on this pace until his death
Juy 5, 1886, which resulted from injuries sustained in a run-away. He
married Mary Ireland, who was born in Ohio and came to Allen County with
her father Charles Ireland, when about four years old. They had two
children: Charles T. who now lives on the old Andrews homestead; and
Catherine, mother of our subject.
To Mr. and Mrs. Herrington were born the following children: Orrie;
Clara, who died in December, 1903; Reuben, in partnership with our
subject and living in Lima, who married Pansy Owen, of Urbana, Ohio;
Laura, living at home, who was graduated from the Lima High School in
1903; Hugh, who lives in Lima; Homer, who lives on the home place; and
Irma, who lives at home and attends school. Religiously, the family are