Born: April 21, 1562, Fraustadt, Posen, Prussia (now Wschowa, Poland).
Died: May 18, 1627, Fraustadt, Posen, Prussia.
Buried: Cmentarz Ewangelicki Wschowa, Wschowa, Poland.
Valerius was the son of Martin Herberger, furrier and poet at Fraustadt.
He studied theology at the Universities of Frankfurt an der Oder and Leipzig.
In 1584, he became master of the lower classes in the school at Fraustadt; in 1590, diaconus of St. Mary’s Church in Fraustadt; and in 1599 chief pastor.
In 1604, he and his flock were ousted from the church by King Sigismund III of Poland, for the sake of the few Roman Catholics there. Out of two houses near one of the town gates, they made a meeting place which was named Kripplein Christi, as the first service was held on a Christmas Eve.