BERNARD HERERAN, a highly respected citizen of Steubenville township, was born February 5, 1824, in Jefferson county, He is a son of Charles Hereran, who was born in the county of Donegal, Ireland, and emigrating in an early day, settled in Jefferson county, where he became engaged at first as a clerk in Lankton's grocery store. Several years later he began farming, which he followed until his death, which occurred November 14, 1862. His wife was Hannah Brady, a native of Philadelphia, of German descent, and they had two sons and two daughters, of whom but one, the subject of this mention survives. The mother died December 26, 1860. Bernard Hereran received his early education at Wellsburgh, in the common scholls, and then took a course in the academy, after which he engaged in teaching. In this profession he met with great success and beginning in the old Franklin school house in 1849, continued in the profession thirty years, a period during which he accomplished great good to the community, and earned the gratitude of all who were acquainted with his zealous and conscientious efforts. In 1880 he taught school in Brooke County, but of late years he has principally given his attention to fruit growing and the dairy business. Mr. Hereran is also deeply interested in religious matter, and in 1843 became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, at Wellsburgh, of which he was a class leader and exhorter. He was the founder of the church at Mingo and Empire, first holding meetings in his school house and then engaging and bearing the expenses of a preacher until a society could be organized. He was active in promoting the incorporation of Mingo, and has held the office of town treasurer for two years. Mr. Hereran was married three times, first to Lottie Richardson, of Brooke county, W. Va., who died April 4, 1866; then to Mrs. Drusilla Rickey, of Jefferson county, Ohio, who died July 6, 1873; then on March 30, 1876 to Mary Jones, of Lordstown, Ohio, whose parents Samuel and Susannah (Earnest) Jones, were natives of Pennsylvania. She was a teacher also, having received her education at Eden seminary, Lordstown, Ohio.
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