I checked the Herrick Family Association database (HFA db) of more than 50,000 entries for a George Herrick or George N. Herrick to no avail.
I checked the 1860 census for Scott, Columbia Co., WI and found a George Herrick, age 17, born Canada East, farm laborer. I checked the HFA db for a George Herrick born 1841 to 1845 and did not find him.
I could not find a George Herrick, born Canada, on the 1850 or 1870 censuses.
The fact that he was born in Canada would indicate that his parents may have been Canadian or some other country, unless his parents were crossing Canada on their way to the USA from say New York, Vermont or an Eastern State.
Sorry I could not help you.
Richard L. Herrick Herrick Family Association Holt, Michigan USA