The Herron Family in Alpena County, MI


The Herron Genealogical Link


This link leads to a page containing a table with the first three generations of the Herron Family in Alpena County, MI starting with George Colburn Herron. He and Catherine Link Herron moved to Alpena County in 1865 and the Herron Family has been represented there ever since.  Each name is preceded by a generational number and the "Rsrc. Link" will take you to more detail about each level. Currently these are mostly obituaries from the Alpena News drawn from the cited work by Ruth Ann Cochrane and Clyde Morrison, but I hope to expand these with photos and other stories people contribute.  

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The Herron Family Link

A Somewhat More Colloquial Approach


The First Herrons in Alpena County (Herron History Home Page)

My Grandfather's Generation ( "Herrons I knew" Homepage)

The Current Generation ("Rest of the Story" Homepage)

Elden Vern Herron,

old farmer,

old hunter,


reluctant old soldier from that "Greatest Generation,"

RIP 05/13/2006.

I'll miss you more than I ever imagined.

Elden V. Herron

Elden V. Herron, 87, of 6702 M-65 South, Lachine passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006 at Alpena Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Herron was born March 3, 1919, in Spratt and was a life-long resident of this area with the exception of time time spent in the U.S. Army during World War II (1941 - 1947). He served in the the 313th Infantry, where he received a Purple Heart in the Battle of the Bulge. On Nov. 5, 1949, he married the former Catherine Huston in Ohio. Mr. Herron owned and operated the farm on M-65 for his entire life, where he raised strawberries for over 40 years. Following his retirement they traveled throughout the United States and was always devoted to his family, visiting his children from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast. He always loved his flowers and took great pride in his tulips and hyacinths. Mr. Herron was also an avid hunter.

He was a member of the Spratt Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife Catherine: one son, Nelson, (Deirdre O'Leary) of California; three daughters, Kathy (Mrs. Roger) Sheren of Florida, Chris Sachs of Colorado and Angie (Mrs. Tom) Irvine of Colorado; four grandchildren, Katie, Jessica, Amber and Camille; two sisters, Doris Haenlein of Saginaw and Kay Mrs. Jerry) LaCombe of LaChine; one brother, Glen and Karen of LaChine; one aunt, Ethel Dant of LaChine; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Preceding him in death were three brothers, Nelson, Orville and Dale; and two sisters Elva VanSipe Florence Oullette.

Mr. Herron is at the Bannan Funeral Home where friends may call today from 2-8 p.m. On Wednesday his body will be taken to the Spratt United Methodist Church for visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral at 2 p.m. with Rev. George Morse officiating.

Interment: Spratt Cemetery

Memorials: Spratt United Methodist Church.



A Huston/James Family Link

My Mother's People