Maggie and I will always remember John as the person who first made us aware of the fact that my mother's paternal ancestors migrated to Oregon by wagon train in 1845 on the OREGON TRAIL. My mother was previously not aware and had I known about it when in the 8th grade studying Oregon and that historic migration, I would have been a celebrity.
We visited with John at every one of the Herbert Family reunions from 1995 to and including the last one in 2012. We will miss him.
We have a treasured copy of John's book as well as his later addendum. You will find us listed with the Jesse Herbert family.