A father and mother raised five kids in the Herriges household. The course of their lives together was irrevocably changed by unexpected events. The unfortunate circumstances in which John B. Herriges found himself in 1850 were unavoidable due to an unexpected event. The Gibson's were urged not to become involved with John B. by everyone in their town. On that fateful day in June of 1870, the Gibson's were terrified of what may happen.
Held Captive: The Story of the Herriges’ Family of Philadelphia: A Biography
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