John Heringa came to the United States with his wife and four children (one child was born after they arrived in California) in 1868 to farm land in the Sacramento Valley. You will find a link to The Heringer Estates that covers the early history of Heringers coming to California. However, it covers the children of Joseph Heringa, because that is the branch that has been farming the delta since 1868.
Here I am going to cover a short history of Peter Heringer. Peter was the older brother and chose to work at several different jobs among them were railroad jobs including some time as an locamotive enginneer, Chief Commisary Officer, Bartender and Inn Proprieter, Tug Boat owner-operator and finally entrepenuer. The intresting thing about him was that he actually did real well through the depression, because he had the money to keep the family farming operation running.
My father was born while Peter Heringa was working for the state of California and he grew up in the Sacramento Valley attending schools both in Rio Vista and Sacramento.
I have one brother and one living sister that live in California and Washington State. I attended Sacramento city schools and graduated in 1971 from what was then Western Baptist Bible College. My own additions to the Heringer Tribe has been by my oldest son, he has 6 children now, three boys and three girls. We will continue to add information to this page as it comes to light.
Also most of the men have served in the armed forces of this country at one point of history. My brother was in the navy during World War II and we lost a cousin aboard a submarine in the south pacific during WWII. You will find a couple of tributes to our family who have served our country on this page as well as tributes to our military branches in the form of such things as the navy hymn.
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