Jacob Peter Hermes1

M, b. 25 July 1873, d. 17 April 1910
     Jacob Peter Hermes was born on 25 July 1873 at Germany.2,3,4 He was the son of Anthony Hermes and Maria Oster.3 He immigrated circa 1884 to USA.4 He married Susie Bosworth Smith, daughter of Joseph W. Smith and Lydia Rylatt, circa 1898.1,4 He died on 17 April 1910 at Huron, Erie County, Ohio, at age 36; due to accidently drowning.2,3 He was buried on 19 April 1910 at Huron, Erie County, Ohio.3,2

Children of Jacob Peter Hermes and Susie Bosworth Smith

Citations

  1. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X698-J9B : accessed 4 April 2015), Rolland P. Hermes, 06 May 1904; citing Birth, Huron, Erie, Ohio, reference v 4 p 62, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 954,136.
  2. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Jacob P Hermes; Burial: Scott Union Cemetery; Huron, Erie County, Ohio; Created by: David Ballard; Record added: Feb 15, 2011; Memorial# 66653871; Accessed: 4 Apr 2015 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).
  3. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X88Q-N5R : accessed 4 April 2015), Jacob Peter Hermes, 17 Apr 1910; citing Huron, Erie, Ohio, reference fn 20153; FHL microfilm 1,927,359.
  4. [S114] 1900 U.S. Census, "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMZS-7FK : accessed 4 April 2015), Jacob Hermes, Huron Township Huron village, Erie, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 13B, family 269, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,264.
  5. [S179] 1920 U.S. Census, "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDPS-QJ2 : accessed 4 April 2015), Roland Hermes in household of Philo E Wolverton, Huron, Erie, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 1A, family 7, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,378.

Lisa Hermes1,2

F
     Lisa Hermes is the daughter of Michael David Hermes.2 She married Kent R. Matranga, son of Bob Matranga, before 1988.

Child of Lisa Hermes and Kent R. Matranga

Citations

  1. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGQ1-9ZH : accessed 4 April 2015), Leslie Kay Matranga, 03 Aug 1989; citing Orange, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  2. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Michael D. Hermes; Burial: Unknown; Created by: Valarie Vine; Record added: Mar 08, 2011; Memorial# 66653871; Accessed: 4 Apr 2015 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).

Michael David Hermes1,2

M, b. 2 February 1938, d. 19 February 2011
     Michael David Hermes was born on 2 February 1938 at Los Angeles County, California.1,2 He was the son of Roland P. Hermes and Isabelle Osborne.2,3 He married Leslie S. Scott before 1968 at Hawaii.1 He and Leslie S. Scott were divorced in July 1969 at Ventura County, Hawaii.4 He married Elizabeth C. Curran on 4 October 1970 at Ventura County, California.5 He died on 19 February 2011 at California at age 73.1,6 "Michael D. Hermes, who for 34 years served as president and chief executive officer of Ojai Valley School, succumbed to metastatic melanoma on Feb. 19, 2011. He was 73. An alumnus of OVS, Hermes took over as head of the school in 1975, following eight years as CEO of the United Way of Ventura County. He was instrumental in leading the school through a period of fiscal uncertainty into an era of growth and prosperity. But his connection with the school began much earlier, first as a student-athlete and later as a dorm parent, coach, cook, and even bus driver for students at the fledgling Upper Campus. He would go on to serve on the OVS Board of Trustees before becoming school president. By the time he retired in 2009, Hermes had overseen the growth and development of a first-rate educational institution of more than 300 students in pre-kindergarten to twelfth grades, and had left an indelible mark through his leadership and devotion to the school. "OVS has lost a great champion," said current OVS President Michael Hall-Mounsey, who worked alongside Hermes for nearly three decades. "Without Mike Hermes' determination, courage, and leadership, OVS would simply not be here today. He dedicated most of his life to the school and its mission, and both campuses have flourished under his visionary leadership."

Born Feb. 2, 1938, Hermes spent his early childhood on Catalina Island, where his father taught school until World War II brought about the closure of the island campus and the relocation of the Hermes family to the Thacher School, which had hired Mike's father. Mike's childhood at Thacher was idyllic, and he came to regard many of his fellow "faculty brats" as extensions of his family. Mike spent his middle school years -- seventh through ninth grade -- at the Ojai Valley School, and thrived in an environment that valued horseback riding, camping trips, and athletic competition as much as it did academic pursuits. He met the best friend of his life, Alan Teague, his first day on campus. Hermes graduated from OVS, which didn't at that time have a high school program, in 1953 and went on to become a boarding student at Midland School, located in the Santa Ynez Valley. As had been true at OVS, Mike emerged as a leader at Midland. He excelled in sports and was appointed head horseman, captain of the baseball team, and school prefect. He was also elected president of his senior class. After graduating from Midland, Mike enrolled at UCSB, but his studies there were interrupted by a stint he did on a cattle ranch in Cayucos and then by an adventurous move to Hawaii. He married his first wife, Sunny, there, and their eldest daughter was born on Oahu. But Mike was determined to go back to college and pursue a degree in sociology. That goal brought him back to Ojai and to the Ojai Valley School where, beginning in 1962, he became the first dorm parent at the Upper Campus. At the same time he was attending San Fernando State College (now Cal State Northridge University), Mike took on the challenge of supervising 16 rambunctious tenth-grade boys who were isolated on a campus that consisted of one dormitory and no athletic facilities. In an interview shortly before his death, Hermes referred to the four years he and his young family spent living at and developing the high school campus as a "magical" time.

Hermes left OVS in 1967 and spent eight years heading the Ventura County United Way, reconnecting with OVS in 1972 when he joined the Board of Trustees and was put in charge of fundraising for the school. He was married to his second wife, Elizabeth, by this time. Three years later, his fundraising background would serve him well as Hermes accepted an offer to become head of the school at a time of fiscal turmoil. "He didn't just take over directorship of the school, he took it over in a crisis," said Upper Campus Headmaster Carl Cooper, who maintained a lifelong friendship with Hermes that stretched well beyond their professional lives together. Hermes spearheaded efforts to return OVS to sound financial footing, launching new fundraising efforts, a dynamic marketing program, and an aggressive and selective admissions process that soon began paying dividends. Under Hermes' stewardship, millions of dollars were poured into renovating and upgrading OVS' two campuses, resulting in new classrooms, equestrian facilities, technology labs, athletic facilities, and a state-of-the-art venue for the performing arts. "Mike was OVS to a generation of students, teachers, and families," declared Hall-Mounsey. Unfailingly modest, Hermes would have been the first to credit his board chairmen, first Carl A. Kotchian and later Bill Hair, as well as the buildings and grounds committee chairman, Dave Donlon--men for whom Hermes felt the utmost regard and appreciation--for the success the school has enjoyed in recent decades. Over the years he served as the OVS president, Hermes was also active in a number of community organizations, serving on the boards of the Tri-Counties Comprehensive Health Planning Council, the Ojai Land Conservancy, the United Way, the Ojai Valley Hospital Foundation, and the Ventura County Symphony. He was also a staunch supporter of the Keep the Sespe Wild group. In retirement, Mike loved spending time with his closest friends, Alan Teague and Scott Davis. Poker and golf were high on his list of entertainments. Mike also enjoyed hiking in the Sespe and following sports on TV. He was an avid reader and had a particular interest in the Civil War. Most of all, though, Mike treasured the time he was able to spend time with Liz and with the rest of his family, especially his grandchildren. Mike demonstrated courage and candor in all aspects of his life. His family and close friends knew him to be a warm and generous man who was exceptionally wise and deeply supportive. But even those who knew him less well came to appreciate his exceptional qualities of character. A former employee of Mike's has paid him this moving tribute: "His unassuming demeanor endeared him to all he met. He led by example and shared his smiles, his time, and his kindness every day. His office door was always open, and he greeted one and all as an old friend or a glad-to-see-you new acquaintance. He never seemed hurried, rushed, or too busy to ask how you were doing, how your family was doing, and how things were going. "He never missed a chance to say how much he appreciated your hard work, and he treated each of his many employees equally, giving the same respect to each individual, regardless of that person's standing in the organization. "Mike demonstrated how to lead with finesse, elegance, and grace, without any affected air of being important or powerful, although he was the president of our school. He placed trust in his employees which inspired them to do a good job. He endured hard times and held steadfast until the storms passed, leading many through treacherous times and making them believe that things were going to be okayand they were. "He appreciated each and every moment of his life. He was a good man. Many are delighted to have called him a friend." Mike leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Elizabeth Hermes; a brother, Peter Hermes; a niece and seven nephews; four daughters: Shelley Hermes, Lisa Hermes Matranga and her husband, Kent, Shauna Hermes Gordon and her husband, Michael, as well as Jennifer Hermes Whitsitt and her husband, Taylor. In addition, Mike is survived by his much beloved grandchildren: Alex Matranga, Leslie Matranga, Meredith Matranga, Mercedez Whitsitt, Warren Whitsitt, and Ava Whitsitt."

(From the Ventura Star, March 2011.)1

Child of Michael David Hermes

Citations

  1. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Michael D. Hermes; Burial: Unknown; Created by: Valarie Vine; Record added: Mar 08, 2011; Memorial# 66653871; Accessed: 4 Apr 2015 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).
  2. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2W6-7YQ : accessed 4 April 2015), Michael David Hermes, 02 Feb 1938; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  3. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Census Place: Catalina, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_223; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 19-72; Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012; Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls; Accessed: 4 Apr 2015.
  4. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPTN-3PS : accessed 4 April 2015), Leslie S Scott and Michael D Hermes, Jul 1969; from "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Ventura, California, Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
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Newton Joseph Hermes1,2,3

M, b. 22 February 1902, d. 3 January 1976
     Newton Joseph Hermes was born on 22 February 1902 at Huron, Erie County, Ohio.1,2,3 He was the son of Jacob Peter Hermes and Susie Bosworth Smith.1 He married Gertrude M. Enderle after 1926 at Ohio.4 He died on 3 January 1976 at Huron, Erie County, Ohio, at age 73.2

Citations

  1. [S179] 1920 U.S. Census, "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDPS-QJ2 : accessed 4 April 2015), Roland Hermes in household of Philo E Wolverton, Huron, Erie, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 1A, family 7, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,378.
  2. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Newton J Hermes; Burial: Scott Union Cemetery; Huron, Erie County, Ohio; Created by: David Ballard; Record added: Feb 15, 2011; Memorial# 65698914; Accessed: 4 Apr 2015 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).
  3. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X69Z-6BK : accessed 4 April 2015), Jacob Peter Hermes in entry for Newton Joseph Hermes, 22 Feb 1902; citing Birth, Huron, Erie, Ohio, reference v 4 p 31, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 954,136.
  4. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Gertrude M Enderle Hermes; Burial: Scott Union Cemetery; Huron, Erie County, Ohio; Created by: David Ballard; Record added: Feb 15, 2011; Memorial# 65698942; Accessed: 5 Apr 2015 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).

Peter M. Hermes1

M
     Peter M. Hermes is the son of Roland P. Hermes and Isabelle Osborne.1

Citations

  1. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Census Place: Catalina, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_223; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 19-72; Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012; Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls; Accessed: 4 Apr 2015.

Roland P. Hermes1

M, b. 6 May 1904, d. October 1981
     Roland P. Hermes was teacher.1,2 He was born on 6 May 1904 at Huron, Erie County, Ohio.1,3 He was the son of Jacob Peter Hermes and Susie Bosworth Smith.3 He lived in 1930 at Sycamore, Dekalb County, Illinois.4 He arrived back at the port of New York on the SS DeGrasse after a trip to Europe on 3 September 1930.5 He married Isabelle Osborne before 1935 at USA.1 He died in October 1981 at USA at age 77.6

Children of Roland P. Hermes and Isabelle Osborne

Citations

  1. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Census Place: Catalina, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_223; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 19-72; Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012; Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls; Accessed: 4 Apr 2015.
  2. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Michael D. Hermes; Burial: Unknown; Created by: Valarie Vine; Record added: Mar 08, 2011; Memorial# 66653871; Accessed: 4 Apr 2015 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).
  3. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X698-J9B : accessed 4 April 2015), Rolland P. Hermes, 06 May 1904; citing Birth, Huron, Erie, Ohio, reference v 4 p 62, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 954,136.
  4. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XST1-L8P : accessed 4 April 2015), Roland P Hermes in household of Charles L Street, Sycamore, DeKalb, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0005, sheet 8B, family 232, line 76, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 510; FHL microfilm 2,340,245.
  5. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24FR-H7M : accessed 4 April 2015), Roland Hermes, 1930; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,756,554.
  6. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG3B-H49 : accessed 4 April 2015), Roland Hermes, Oct 1981; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Edward Herndon1

M, b. 1678, d. 9 March 1758
     Edward Herndon was born in 1678 at New Kent County, Virginia.1 He was the son of William Herndon and Catherine Digges.1 He died on 9 March 1758 at Caroline County, Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Edward Herndon, Maintained by: Dee, Originally created by: P Fazzini, Record added: Apr 23, 2011, Memorial# 68821256, Accessed: 1 Jan 2014 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).

Frances Herndon1

F, b. circa 1774, d. before 1808
     Frances Herndon was born circa 1774 at Chatham County, Virginia.1 She was the daughter of Captain James Herndon and Isabella Thompson.1 She married Amos West on 2 April 1791 at Logan County, Kentucky.1 She died before 1808 at Logan County, Kentucky.1

Child of Frances Herndon and Amos West

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Thomas B. Brown, Jr., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, accessed 26 Feb 2012.

George Herndon1

M, b. 1740, d. February 1816
     George Herndon was born in 1740 at Caroline County, Virginia.1 He was the son of William Herndon and Sarah Poe.1 He died in February 1816 at Wilkes County, Georgia.1

Citations

  1. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, George Herndon, Created by: David Reese, Record added: May 23, 2012 , Memorial# 111035249, Accessed: 1 Jan 2014 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).

James Herndon1

M, b. 1683, d. 1744
     James Herndon was a farmer.1 He was born in 1683 at New Kent County, Virginia.1 He was the son of William Herndon and Catherine Digges.2,3 He married Mary Elliott before 1706 at Virginia.4 He died in 1744 at Caroline County, Virginia.1

Child of James Herndon and Mary Elliott

Citations

  1. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, James Herndon, Created by: David Reese, Record added: May 25, 2012 , Memorial# 90714283, Accessed: 1 Jan 2014 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).
  2. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, William Herndon, Maintained by: Dee, Originally created by: P Fazzini, Record added: Apr 23, 2011, Memorial# 68821145, Accessed: 1 Jan 2014 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).
  3. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Catherine Digges Herndon, Maintained by: Dee, Originally created by: P Fazzini, Record added: Apr 23, 2011, Memorial# 68821007, Accessed: 1 Jan 2014 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).
  4. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Mary Elliott Herndon, Created by: David Reese, Record added: May 25, 2012 , Memorial# 90718006, Accessed: 1 Jan 2014 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).