HESSE

Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith 1998.

Johannes Hesse

Johannes Hesse , b. abt 1458, Stachelfcheid, Ober-Rege, Watpl, Press; m. (unknown) b. abt 1452, Stachelfcheid, Ober-Rege, Watpl, Press.  Johannes Hesse & his wife had:

Kasper Hesse

Kasper Hesse , son of Johannes Hesse , b. abt. 1480, Stachelfcheid, Ober-Rege, Watpl, Press; d. Wald, Zurich, Switzerland ; m. Elsa Hess , daughter of Hans Hess , b. abt. 1484, Stachelfcheid, Ober-Rege, Watpl, Press; d. 1579, Wald, Zurich, Switzerland .  Kasper & Elsa (Hess) Hesse  had:

Johannes or Hans Hesse

Johannes or Hans Hesse , son of Kasper & Elsa (Hess) Hesse , b. abt 1512, Wald; m. Mechtild (unknown) .  Johannes or Hans & Mechtild (unknown) Hesse  had two (2) children:

1.       Hans,  b. abt. 1534, Wald, Zurich, Switzerland ; m. Margaretha Bosshhard .
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Heinrich , b. abt 1536 , Wald, Zurich, Switzerland ; m 1st 1 May 1558 to Elsa Tobler ; m 2nd 11 May 1561 to Elsy Oberholzer ; m 3rd Adelheid Kuntz ; m 4th 15 Nov 1584 to Anna Knecht .

Heinrich Hess

2.  Heinrich Hess , son of Johannes or Hans & Mechtichild (Unknown) Hess, b. abt 1536, Wald, Zurich, Switzerland ; m 1st 1 May 1558 to Elsa Tobler ; m 2nd 11 May 1561 to Elsy Oberholzer ; m 3rd Adelheid Kuntz ; m 4th 15 Nov 1584 to Anna Knecht .  Heinrich & Adelheid (Kuntz) Hess  had nine (9) children, all born in Wald, Zurich, Switzerland :

2.1.     Margaretha , b. 3 Sept  1570.
2.2.     Christian , b. 28  Oct  1571 (twin of Matheus)
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3.     Matheus , b. 28 Oct  1571 (twin of Christian)
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4.     Hans , b. 11 Nov  1573; m 1st 1 Apr 1593 to Katherina Stadelmann .
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5.     Elsy , b. 18 Oct 1575; m. 4 Feb 1599 to Jakob Oberholzer
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6.     Margaretha , b. 19 Jan  1578; m 1st Christian Reimann
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7.     Heinrich , b. 6 Sept  1579
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8.     Dorothea , b. 5 Sept  1581
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9.     Jakob , b. 17 May  1584; 27 Apr 1606 to Anna Egli .

Jakob Hess

2.9.  Jakob Hess , Heinrich & Adelheid (Kuntz) Hess , b. 17 May 1584; 27 Apr 1606 to Anna Egli .  Jakob & Anna (Egli) Hess  had seven (7) children all born Wald, Zurich, Switzerland :

2.9.1.    Anna , b. Sept  1607
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.    Christian , b. 25 Feb 1610; m. 20 Jun 1630 to Verena Wolf .
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.   Heinrich , b. 28 Jan  1615; m. 23 Feb 1641 to Barbel Honnegge r
2.9.4.   Hans , b. 24 May  1617
2.9.5.    Samuel , b. 28 Aug  1621
2.9.6.    Vernea , b. 10 Feb  1623
2.9.7.   Dorothea , b. 7 Oct 1627

Heinrich Hess

2.9.3.  Heinrich Hess , son of Jakob & Anna (Egli) Hess , b. 28 Jan 1615, Wald, Zurich, Switzerland ; m. 23 Feb 1641 to Barbara Honnegger .  Heinrich & Barbara (Honnegger) Hess  had twelve (12) children, all born in Wald, Zurich, Switzerland

2.9.3.1.    Kasper , b. 30 Jan  1642; d. 15 Oct 1732; m. 26 May 1668 to Maria Brandli .
2.9.3.2.    Hans, b. 29 Sept  1644; d. 23 Mar 1717; m. 16 Jul 1672 to Barbara Hurlimann .
2.9.3.3.    Margaretha , b. 30 Aug  1646; m. 16 Jan 1685 to Heinrich Brunner .
2.9.3.4.    Anna , b. 1 Oct  1648; m. 5 Dec 1671 to Hans Heinrich Hurlimann .
2.9.3.5.    Bethli or Elizabeth , b. 20 Dec 1651; d. 3 Oct 1728; m. 19 Nov 1672 to Heinrich Kindlimann .
2.9.3.6.    Jakob , b. 23 Apr  1654;
2.9.3.7.    Hans Heinrich , b. 11 Nov  1655; m 1st 6 Mar 1687 to Maria Shenkel ; m 2nd bef. 1700 to Maria Honegger .
2.9.3.8.    Samuel,  b. 25 Dec 1657; m 1st 25 Feb 1683 to Barbel Riemann ; m 2nd 21 Oct 1704 to Magdalena Maria Zindel .
2.9.3.9.    Maria , b. 23 Feb  1661; m. 27 Oct 1685 to Marx Brunner .
2.9.3.10. Barbel , b. Jul  1663
2.9.3.11. Regula , b. 11 Aug  1666; d. 8 Mar 1731; m. Hans Rudolf Baumann .
2.9.3.12. Susanna , b. 1668 .

Samuel Hess

2.9.3.8.  Samuel Hess , Heinrich & Barbara (Honnegger) Hess , b. 25 Dec 1657, Wald, Zurich, Switzerland ; d. 1744, Wald, Zurich, Switzerland ; m 1st 25 Feb 1683 to Barbel Riemann , d. ca. 1704; m 2nd 21 Oct 1704 to Magdalena Maria Zindel .  Samuel & Barbel (Riemann) Hess  had nine (9) children, all born in Wald, Zurich, Switzerland :

2.9.3.8.1.    Hans or John , b. 1 Jul  1683; d. 1733; m. Madelen (Unknown) .
2.9.3.8.2.    Bethil or Elsbeth , b. 31 Mar 1685; m. 13 Aug 1719 to Jakob Muller .
2.9.3.8.3.     Regula , b. 26 Dec 1686; d. 16 Sept 1753; m. 4 Sept 1708 to Jakob Tobler
2.9.3.8.4.    Barbara, b. 8 Sept  1688; m. 9 Jul 1711 to Jakob Ruegg .
2.9.3.8.5.    Johannes , b. 19 Apr  1691; m. 24 Nov 1720 to Katherina Schulthess .
2.9.3.8.6.    Jakob , b. 10 Jul  1692; m. Cleopha Shatti .
2.9.3.8.7.   Anna , b. 4 Mar  1694; m. 15 Oct 1719 to Heinrich Honegger .
2.9.3.8.8.    Susanna , b. 23 Feb  1696; m. 24 Jun 1721 to Hans Muller .
2.9.3.8.9.     Lisenbeth, b. 30 Nov  1697; d. 15 Jan 1774; m. 12 Jun 1757 to Jakob Kindlemann .

Hans or John Hess

2.9.3.8.1.  Hans or John Hess , son of Samuel & Barbel (Riemann) Hess , b. 1 Jul 1683, Wald, Zuricec; bur. Baumgartner Station, Lancaster Co., PA; m. Madelen (Unknown) , b. abt 1685; d. 1769 - 1779, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; bur. Baumgartner Station, Lancaster Co., PA. 

John Hess  arrived in the United States in 3 Jun 1710 from the German Palatinate (lower).  After his arrival he settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 

Hans or John & Madelen (Unknown)  Hess  had eleven (11) children:

2.9.3.8.1.1.   Jacob , b. abt. 1706 ; d. 1741; m. Veronica (Unknown) .
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.8.1.2.   Magdalena , b. abt. 1708 ; d. 1734; m 1st Jacob  Stauffer ; m 2nd James Clingan .
2.9.3.8.1.3.   John , b. abt. 1710
2.9.3.8.1.4.   Anna Eva,  b. 1712/13; m. Christian Meyley .
2.9.3.8.1.5.   Christian , b. 1714 ; d. 8 Mar 1780; Unmarried.
2.9.3.8.1.6.   Michael , b. 22 Apr  1715, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; d. 5 Mar 1760; m. 5 Feb 1738 to Barbara Kreider .
2.9.3.8.1.7.  Barbara , b. abt.  1717, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; m. Samuel Boyer .
2.9.3.8.1.8.  Elizabeth , b. 7 Oct  1723, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; d. 18 Mar 1800; m. Michael Kriedler .
2.9.3.8.1.9.   Abraham , b. abt.  1725, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; d. after 3 Feb 1791(will); m. Catherine or Mary (Unknown) .
2.9.3.8.1.10.     Veronica , b. 22 Aug  1729, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; Unmarried.
2.9.3.8.1.11.    Samuel , b. 9 Apr  1731, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; d. 25 Aug 1788; m. Ester Bowman .  

John Hess  is attributed with have an additional eight (8) children.  I have found no proof of these children, however, they are included here for information purposes

         Fanniche Hess , b. 1712
        
Anna Maria Hess , b. 1715
        
Catherine Hess , b. 1717
        
Augustinus Hess, Sr. , b. 1718; d. 1782
        
Johnnes Hess, Jr. , b. 1721; d. 1767or70
        
John Frederick Hess , b. 1722
        
Anna Dorothea Hess , b. 1724
        
Hendrick (Henry) Hess , b. 1730; d. 1810).

Jacob  Hess

2.9.3.8.1.1. Jacob  Hess , son of Hans or John & Magdalen Hess , b. abt. 1706; d. 1741; m. Veronica (Unknown) .   Jacob & Veronica (unknown) Hess had:

2.9.3.8.1.1.1.         Jacob  Hess , m. Margaret Orndorff .  Jacob & Margaret (Orndorff) Hess  had:

2.9.3.8.1.1.1.1.         John Hess , m. Susan Locher .  John & Susan (Locher) Hess  had:

2.9.3.8.1.1.1.1.1.         Henry Hess , m. Lavina Grove .  Henry & Lavina (Grove) Hess  had:

2.9.3.8.1.1.1.1.1.1.         Jane Hess ,  m. Joel Marston

Michael Hess

2.9.3.8.1.6.  Michael Hess , son of Hans or John & Magdalen Hess , b. 22 Apr 1715, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; d. 5 Mar 1760 West Lampeter Township, Lancaster Co., PA; bur.  Pequea, Brethren in Christ Cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA; m. 5 Feb 1738 to Barbara Kreider , daughter of John Jacob  & Elizabeth (Mumma)  Kreider , b. 8 Feb 1721; d. ca. 1790.  Barbara Hess  m 2nd 31 Oct 1761 to Phillip Swartz , b. 1729; d. 15 Dec 1781.  Michael & Barbara (Kreider) Hess  had most likely ten (10) children, all born in Lancaster Co., PA.  Children 2 - 10 are definitely their children:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.  Frederick Hess , b. ca. 1740 - probable child
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.8.1.6.2.  John , b. 8 Oct  1739; d. 7 Oct 1741
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.8.1.6.3.  Abram , b. 6 Jun  1741
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.8.1.6.4.  John , b. 2 Dec  1743; d. 25 Apr 1819; m. Catherine (Unknown)
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.8.1.6.5.  David , b. 19 Jun  1746; d. 25 Sept 1815; m. Anna Keeports .
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.8.1.6.6.  Jacob , b. 1 Oct  1748
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.8.1.6.7.  Christian , b. 24 Sept  1751
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.8.1.6.8.  Samue l, b. 14 Jun  1753
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.8.1.6.9.  Barbara , b. 5 Mar  1755; m. Daniel Keeports .
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.8.1.6.10. Michael , Jr., b. 14 Apr  1757; d. 1820; Maria Shock

Frederick Hess , Sr.

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.  Frederick Hess , Sr. , probable son of Michael & Barbara (Kreider)  Hess, b. ca. 1740; d 1784, Lancaster Co,. PA; m. Rachel (Unknown) , d. by 1786. 

Frederick Hess  was in Berks Co., Pennsylvania between 1760 and 1768.

Frederick & Rachel (Unknown)  Hess  had seven (7) children, all born between 1760 and 1770:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.1.  Henry.  Records  indicate he was in Dauphin Co., PA.
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.8.1.6.1.2.  Jacob , m.  Catharine (unknown) .
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.8.1.6.1.3.   Frederick, m. Catherine  Benedict .
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.8.1.6.1.4.  John, m. Catherine (unknown) .
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.8.1.6.1.5.  Elizabeth?, possibly  m. Phillip Hollinger
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.8.1.6.1.6.    daughter, possibly m. Jacob  Hollinger .
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.8.1.6.1.7.  daughter, possibly m. Henry Royer .

Frederick Hess

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.3.  Frederick Hess , son of Frederick & Rachel (Unknown)  Hess , Sr., b. bet. 1755 - 1776 (26-45 in 1800); m. Catherine Benedict , b. bet. 1755 -1776 (26-45 in 1800).  Frederick & Catherine (Benedict) Hess  had two (2) children:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.3.1.         daughter , b. 1774 -1784 (16-26 in 1800); d. by 1810, Franklin Co., PA.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.3.2.         daughter, b. 1784 -1790 (10-16 in 1800); d. by 1810, Franklin Co., PA.

John Hess

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.  John Hess , son of Frederick & Rachel (Unknown)  Hess , b. 30/31 Jan 1767, Washington Tip, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania; d. 25 Apr 1819, near Waynesboro, Franklin Co., PA; m. Catherine (Unknown) , b. 1 Dec 1769, Washington Tip, Franklin Co., PA; d. 10 Feb 1846, near Waynesboro, Franklin Co., PA.

John Hess  was a farmer.  

John & Catherine Hess  had fourteen (14) children, all children born Washington Township, Franklin Co., PA:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.1Frederick , b. 8 Sept  1790; d. 14 Mar 1859; m. Anna Singer .  On 30 Jun 1830 Samuel & Elizabeth Holling  and Frederick Hess  made a deed together in Franklin Co., PA.
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.   Jacob , b. 21 May  1792; d. 22 Jun 1846, Iowa; m. Elizabeth Foutz .
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.8.1.6.1.4.3.   Elizabeth , b. ca.  1796; m. _____ Goyer .
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.8.1.6.1.4.4.   Polly or Mary , b. abt . 1794 ; d. 4 Mar 1842; m. Peter Whitme r .
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.8.1.6.1.4.5.    John,  b. 27 Oct  1797; d. 2 Dec 1866; m 1st Catherine Miller ; m 2nd Unknown.
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.8.1.6.1.4.6.   David , b. abt. 1799 ; m. Barbara Snowberger .
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.8.1.6.1.4.7.   Philip , b. abt. 1801 ; d. 26 Feb 1826 (age 20); m. Martha Stama .
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.8.1.6.1.4.8.   Samuel,  b. 1 May  1803; d. 2Mar 1884; m. 6 Aug 1867 to Elizabeth Stover . 
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.9.   Barbara , b. abt.  1804; d. 25 Oct 1864; m. Jacob  Meddower
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.8.1.6.1.4.10. Susannah 'Susan' , b. abt. 1805; m. James Points .
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.8.1.6.1.4.11. Rachel , b. 22 Jul  1807; m. Peter Shoaffee
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.8.1.6.1.4.12. Catherine ?
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.8.1.6.1.4.13. Abraham , b. 30 Jul  1812; d. 1871; m. Sarah  Shank  or Hoover .
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Jacob  Hess

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.  Jacob  Hess , son of John & Catherine Hess , b. 12 May 1792, Washington Township, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania; bap. Mar 1834, LDS; d. 22 Jun 1846, St. Pisgah, Iowa; m. 1816, St. Pisga, Union, Iowa to Elizabeth Foutz , daughter of John & Elizabeth (Hinkel)  Foutz , b. 4 Jun 1797, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania; bap. Mar 1834, LDS; d. 22 Aug 1876, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah. 

In 1832, Jacob  Hess  moved his family to Richland Co., Ohio onto a small piece of heavily timbered land.  There he cleared the ground for a small farm.  The prospect for better living in this new country were quite good.

In 1834 the family, which consisted of Jacob  & Elizabeth Hess  & their children, Catherine, Polly , Mary Ann , and  John W. were  baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  It was after this that the family began to suffer various forms of persecution from their neighbors, who had previously not done so.  As a result of this persecution the family moved around 1 May 1836 to settle near Richmond Landing on the Missouri River in Ray County, Missouri.  Here the family rented a farm from John Arbuckle , until the Saints were expelled from Caldwell County.

The moved on to Hancock County, Illinois where he once again established a successful farm out of a piece of wild land. In the November of 1845 Jacob  was stricken with a shock of paralysis in which he lost the use of one side of his body.  This rendered him entirely helpless.  Jacob & Elizabeth Hess  remained on the land until about the summer of 1845.  It was about this time that mobs broke out in Hancock with Mormon homes and possessions being burned.  It was not until such activity had increased alarmingly that they together with their son John Hess  moved onto the City of Nauvoo where they stayed in a house belonging to Bishop Foutz , Elizabeth Hess' brother.

The Journey to Utah

The family left Nauvoo on 3 Apr 1846 with the Church.  The family had gathered together it's possession in two old wagons and two yoke of oxen.  Jacob  Hess  who was an invalid occupied an entire wagon due to his need to remain in the bed the whole trip.  The other wagon was occupied with all the family's belongings.  The entire family, which numbered eight, had to walk every step of the way, rain or shine.  The first night of the journey ended after crossing the Mississippi River, it is here that they camped on the Iowa side that first night.

4 Apr, began the wearisome journey.  The loads were heavy and it rained incessantly.  Progress was very slow.  Traveling only five to eight miles per day.  The family was only able to seek shelter under the wagons, as Jacob  occupied one and the family possessions the other.

15 Jun 1846.  We reached Mount Pisgah in western Iowa about this time.  Where crops that had been planted by earlier pioneers provided us with the supplies that we desperately needed.  Jacob 's condition had worsen and it was impossible to move him further.  A shelter was built from bark peeled off elm trees to construct the shelter.

It was at this time that John W. Hess  separated from his parents, taking his family on to Council Bluffs.

Jacob  & Elizabeth (Foutz)  Hess  had twelve (12) children:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.1.     Catherine,  b. 10 Sept  1817, Franklin Co., PA; bap. Mar 1834, LDS; d. abt. 1820.
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.2.     Polly , b. 27 Jun  1819, Franklin Co., PA; bap. Mar 1834, LDS; d. 1 Jan 1850; m 1st 1839, Ray Co., PA; m 2nd 23 May 1843 to Thomas Hayes ; m 3rd abt 1847 to Abram  Smithy Workman .
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.3.    Mary Ann , b . 11 Aug 1821, Franklin Co., PA.; bap. Mar 1834, LDS; d. 1870; m. 23 May 1843 to Stephen Hyrum Johnson .
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.    John Wilford , b. 24 Aug  1824, Franklin Co., PA; d. 16 Dec 1903; m 1st 2 Nov 1845 Emeline Bigler ; m 2nd 30 Mar 1843 Emily Card ; 3rd 16 Nov 1856 to Helene Julia Peterson ; m 4th 27 Mar 1857 to Mary Ann Steed ; m 5th 25 Apr 1862 Caroline Workman ; m 6th 30 May 1868 to Sarah Lovina Miller ; m 7th 28 Jul 1875 to Francis Marion Bigler .
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.5.     Sarah , b. 22  Feb 1827, Franklin Co., PA; d. 1846.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.6.     Ann Elizabeth , b. 24 Mar  1829, Franklin Co., PA.; m. 2 Mar 1847 to Samuel Keels .
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.7.    Christina , b. 11 May  1831, Franklin Co., PA.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.8.    Harrie t, b. 18 Aug  1833, Richland Co., Ohio; m. 12 Jul 1921 to Morgan Hinman ..
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.9.     Lydia Ann , b. 24 Jul  1835, Richland Co., Ohio; d. 1865.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.10.   David , b. 18 Feb  1837, Ray Co., Missouri.; d. 17 Jun 1928; m 1st 28 Mar 1858 to Jane Ann Wilson ;  m 2nd 27 Apr 1870 to Elisabeth Fratwell .
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.11.  Alma, b. 3 Jun  1839, Ray Co., Missouri; d. 9 Aug 1864; m. 10 May 1862 to Mary Elzira Miller .
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.12.    Emma , b. 17 May  1841, Adams Co., Illinois; d. 5 May 1919; m. 5 May 1919 to Nicholas Barkdull .

John Wilford Hess

John Wilford Hess

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.  John Wilford Hess , son of Jacob  & Elizabeth (Foutz)  Hess , b. 24 Aug 1824, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania; bap. Mar 1834, LDS; d. 16 Dec 1903; m1st . 2 Nov 1845, Nauvoo, Illinois to Emeline Bigler , b. 20 Aug 1824, Harrison Co., VA; d. 31 Jan 1862, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah of premature child birth.  Their marriage was sealed by Brigham Young  9 Mar 1852.  He m2nd  30 Mar 1852, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Brigham Young to Emily Card , b. 27 Sept 1831, Maine; d. 4 Aug 1872, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah, after child birth.  He m3rd 16 Nov 1856, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Brigham Young to Julia Helene Peterson , daughter of Pere Olsen & Ingeborg (Halvorsen)  Pederson , b. 29 Sept 1837, Onsoy Ostfold, Norway.  He m4th March 1857, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Brigham Young  to Mary Ann Stead , b. 27 Nov 1837, Malvern, England.  He m5th 25 Apr 1862, Salt Lake City, Utah, by D. H. Wells , to Caroline Workman , daughter of Abram  Smith & Martha K. (Witcher)  Workman , b. 28 Mar 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois or Tennessee.  He m6th 30 May 1868, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Brigham Young  to Sarah Lovina Miller , b. 24 Jun 1850, Farmington, Utah.  He m7th 23 Jul 1875, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Wilford Woodruff  to Frances Marion Bigler , b. 22 Oct 1859, Farmington, Utah.

 A special note here,  John Wilford Hess  was married to each of his seven wife simultaneously. 

 Prior to 1844, John Wilford had purchased 40 acres of land in Hancock Co., Illinois.  Having made some improvements to the land by the fall of 1844, he began construction of a hewed log house during the spring and summer of 1845.  It was about this time that mobs broke out in Hancock with Mormon homes and possessions being burned.  It was not until such activity had increased alarmingly that John Hess  moved onto the City of Nauvoo with his parents and siblings there they stayed in a house belonging to Bishop Foutz , Elizabeth Hess ' brother.  See Jacob  Hess  the Journey to Utah for further trip details.

Separation from Parents

15 Jun 1846.  We reached Mount Pisgah in western Iowa about this time.  Where crops that had been planted by earlier pioneers provided us with the supplies that we desperately needed.  Jacob 's condition had worsen and it was impossible to move him further.  A shelter was built from bark peeled off elm trees to construct the shelter.

It was at this time that John W. Hess  separated from his parents, taking his family on to Council Bluffs, located 130 miles further.  It was at Council Bluffs where the Church Authorities were then stopping.  After making father's family as comfortable as I could, I gathered my wife, my own team and little out, and bade the rest of the family goodbye and began traveling in Henry W. Miller 's Company.

During the journey, one evening, we were overtaken at dark by Captain Allen , of the regular United States Army.  The object of his visit was to see if the Mormon people would respond to a call for 500 men to help fight the battles of the United States against Mexico .

Arriving about 10 Jul at Council Bluffs I learned that four companies had been enlisted and organized.  George A. Smith  advised me and other to enlist.  After considering the matter, I was enlisted in Company "E", Captain Daniel Davis .  My wife, Emeline , also enlisted, as the Government had provided for four women to each company of 100 men to go as laundresses.

I left my team, wagon, and little outfit with my brother-in-law, D. A. Miller.

Going against the Mexicans

I was solicited to drive one team, and for the comfort and convenience of my wife I consented to do so.  As I had the management of the loading, I could make the situation and comfort of my wife much better. 

20 Jul 1846.  We took up our line of march for Fort Leavenworth.  It was at this time that I learned of my fathers death, which had taken place on 22 Jun 1846.

In due time we arrived in Fort Leavenworth, where we received our outfit of clothing, provisions, arms and ammunition.  After remaining her about two weeks, we started on our march to Santa Fe, 1,000 miles away.  It was a very tedious march, to be performed on foot.  Much of the distance was with very little water or grass, and only dry buffalo chips for fuel.

Upon reaching Santa Fe, we received word that General Kearney  was fighting the Mexicans in Upper California and was about to be over-powered by them..  He sent an express to Santa Fe to have the men of the Battalion inspected by the doctor, and all able-bodied men fitted out and put on a forced march to go to his relief, and all the sick and disabled and all the women to be sent back.

"Then came one of the greatest test of my life; it happened in this wise:  I had been a teamster all the way and had proved that I could take good care of a team and was a careful driver, and as Captain Davis  had his family with him, and also his own private team, he wanted me to drive it for him, but the intention was to send my wife back with the detachment of sick men; this I could not consent to and retain my manhood.  I remonstrated with Captain Davis, but to no purpose.  I could not make any impression on him.  I told him I would gladly go and drive the team if he would let my wife go along, but he said, there was no room in the wagon.  Then I told him that I would not go and leave my wife I would die first.  This was a bold assertion for a Private to make to his Captain, but the emergency seemed to demand it.  There were many other in the command who were in the same situation that I was, who had their wives with them and wanted to go back with them but had not the courage to make a fuss about it."[i]

Upon making further argument with General Doniphan , the Commander of the Post, he agreed that all men you had wives with them could go back with them.  The joy that filled the men.

The return detachment was composed of all the men who had become disabled through the long march.  The teams with which we were outfitted were composed of given-out broken-down oxen and not fit for any kind of efficient service.  The rations were very good in quality, but very short as to quantity.  Upon getting under way it was found that we had only three-fourths rations of flour, beans, sugar, coffee, pork, rice. 

The time that we were allotted to travel was the same as that of able bodied men.  Our travel was slow and soon we were on half-rations, as the furthest we were able to travel per day was eight miles.  We also had beef cattle with us , some so poor that they gave out by the way.  By killing the poorest first we were able to economize the beef that was available.  In time we reached Fort Bent and our supplies were fully replenished and replaced our out fits with new ones.  Traveling up the Arkansas River 75 miles to Pueblo, were we put up houses for the winter.  The houses were of cottonwood logs split in halves and the pieces all joined together in the form of a stockade.  The winter was spent drilling, hunting, and generally having a good time.

I joined with Captain Brown  on his journey to Santa Fe, to draw wages for the detachment, as a guard.  We began our trip on the last day of February 1847.  The journey was hard having encountered a great deal of snow.  Upon reaching Santa Fe, drawing our wages, we immediately returned to arrive back at Pueblo and spring weather, about the 1st of April.

15 Apr 1847.  We began our march due north for Fort Laramine, 300 miles, on the California road.  It was there we expected to find or hear of the Pioneer Company that was expected to fit out and go to find a location for the Saints.  On the way we met up with Amasa Lyman  and others.  We were able to get news of our loved ones and learned that the Camp was ahead of us , led by President Brigham Young , and he led by revelation.  This renewed our efforts, so we pushed on with fresh courage and finally came upon their trail about two weeks ahead of us .  Following their trail, we did not overtake them as expected.  The pioneers reached the Salt Lake Valley on 24 Jul 1847, and the detachment arrived on the 28th.  Upon reaching the Salt Lake Valley we were discharged from the service of the United State, "and I became a free man once more."[ii]

Life in Utah

Going into partnership with Jim Bevin , we put up a whip saw-pit, and began to turn out lumber.  It sold readily.  Winter was hard, with a shortage of food.  During this time another very discouraging circumstance took place, crickets made their appearance in countless numbers and attacked our grain crops.  Providentially, the seagulls came and completely devoured the crickets, so the balance of the crops matured, and starvation was averted.

9 Sept 1848.  I began my journey back to Council Bluffs after my Mother and her children.  In the spring I was able to earn the means by which to bring them home by guiding emigrants on their way to the gold fields of California.  I was hired for $200 cash money.  This provided the means by which I was able to get the rest of my outfit.

15 Apr 1849.  Leaving with the emigrant who had lighter loads than myself, they soon tired of being held back by my slow progress.

27 Jul 1849.  I arrived again in Salt Lake with my mother and her four children.  While I was away, the land I had the year before was given to other parties, so I went north to a place afterwards called Farmington and located there.  In the meantime, Daniel A. Miller  came out and brought my team and wagon with its contents, which I had left with him two years before when I went into the Battalion.  With this and the outfit which I brought with me, I felt quite well fixed to what I had been.  As it was the council for the people to settle close together for mutual protection, I could only get 20 acres of land; but bought more afterwards, as opportunity would afford.

JOURNAL OF JOHN W. HESS

Letter written to John Hess, Company F. Mormon Batallion  

Family Life by Clarissa H. Chapman

Chronological Birth Order of Children


Appointments, Offices, and other Notable Events

         March 1855, ordained a Bishop by President Brigham Young, and set apart to preside over the Farmington Ward, and did so for 27 successive years.
        
1858, elected to the Utah Legislature
        
1860, elected to the Utah Legislature
        
1876, elected to the Utah Legislature
        
Served as Colonel, commanding the Militia of Davis County, until I was relieved from that responsibility when Governor Harding issued his proclamation making it an offense to bear arms.
        
Sent by President Young  to a mission in Washakie, ca. 1876, until his death.
        
Sept 1882, called by President John Taylor, and set apart to be the First Councillor to the President of the Davis Stake of Zion.
         17 Mar 1885, the people of Farmington held a feast to honor his 27 years of Bishopric.  Presented with a bust of President Young, a set of books, and the Church Works.
        
20 Nov 1869 - 25 Feb 1870. Mission  trip to Franklin County, Pennsylvania in the company of 200 other Elders who were called to different parts of the United States .  Here he did genealogy work.
        
1882 - 1894.  First Counselor to President W. R. Smith
        
15 Sept 1887 - 6 Oct 1887.  Mission trip to take presents to Chief Washakie, camped on the east side of the Wind River Range of Mountains in what is now Wyoming.
        
23 Nov 1895 - 30 Nov 1895.   Attended the Trans-Mississippi Congress held in Omaha, Nebraska.
        
15 Jan 1894.  Called by the Presidency of the Church to the Temporary Presidency of the Davis Stake of Zion.
        
4 Mar 1894.  Set apart to preside as the President of the Davis Stake of Zion with Joseph Hyrum Grant as my first counselor; set apart by Apostle Franklin D. Richards and Heber J. Grant .

John Wilford & Emeline (Bigler) Hess had eight (8) children:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.1.     Jacob Hess, b. 6 Jan 1848??????
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.2.     John Henry Hess, b. 14 May 1850
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.3.     Sarah Jane Hess,  b. 11 Jan 1852
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.4.     Hyrum Hess, b. 20 Apr 1852
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.5.     Elzada Hess, b. 11 Aug 1854
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.6.     Moroni Hess, b. 30 Dec 1855
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.7.     Jedediah Morgan Hess, b. 8 Jul 1857
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.8.     Joseph Wells Hess,  b. 11 Oct 1859
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.     Albert  Hess, b. 17 Mar 1861

John Wilford Hess and his 2nd wife, Emily Card Hess had ten (10) children, all born in Farmington, Utah:  

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.10. Rheuamah Hess, b. 2 May 1853  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.11. Emily Rebecca Hess, b. 26 Jun 1854; d. 20 Jul 1932; m. 20 Jan 1875 to Mathis Cowley Udy, son of James & Isabella (Cowley) Udy, b. 9 Jul 1854, Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah; d. 18 Jul 1943.  For Further Information See Udy  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.12. Harriet Sophrona  Hess , b. 11 Mar 1857  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.13. Elizabeth Jane  Hess , b. 26 Jan 1859  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.14. Mary Lovina  Hess , b. 10 Apr 1861  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15. Joseph Lancaster Hess ,  b. 16 Aug 1864, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 9 Oct 1923, Ogden, Utah; bur. Plymouth, Utah; m. 10 Dec 1885 to Mary Alice Udy, daughter of James & Isabella (Cowley)  Udy, b. 8 Oct  1866, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 11 Jun 1914, Plymouth, Utah. For Further Information See Udy  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.16. Joel Preble Hess ,  b. 4 Feb 1866  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.17. Alma Riley  Hess , b. 16 Aug 1868  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.18. Dexter Waterman  Hess , b. 9 Feb 1870  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.19. Maud  Hess , b. 4 Aug 1872

John Wilford Hess and his 3rd wife, Julia Helene (Peterson) Hess had four (4) children, all born in Farmington, Utah:  

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.20. Heber Chase Hess, b. 12 Nov 1859; d. 28 Aug 1886.  Unmarried.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.21. Arthur Hess, b. 22 May 1861; d. 24 Mar 1951; m. 26 Aug 1885 to Elnora Nellie Moon.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22. John Fredric Hess,  b. 18 Jan 1864; d. 10 Nov 1948; m. 5 Oct 1890 to Eleanor 'Ellinor' Udy, daughter of James & Isabella Ann (Cowley) Udy, b. 18 Oct 1870, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 13 Feb 1915, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah, of accouchement, at the birth of her tenth child  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.23. Emeline Rosalia Hess,  b. 20 Jul 1868; d. 1 Dec 1942; m. 1 Jan 1892 to John A. Bourne.

John Wilford Hess and his 4th wife, Mary Ann (Stead) Hess had ten (10) children, all born in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.24. James Henry Hess, b. 6 Mar 1858  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.25. William Alma  Hess , b. 3 Sept 1859  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.26. George Albert  Hess , b. 20 Jul 1861  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.27. Madeline Eudora  Hess , b. 20 Aug 1863; d. Jun 1895.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.28. Elisa  Hess , b. 29 Jun 1865; d. 1934.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.29. Wilford  Hess , b. 5 Mar 1868.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.30. Mary Elizabeth  Hess , b. 18 Jan 1870  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.31. Caroline Rebecca  Hess , b. 25 Mar 1872; d. 25 May 1932  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.32. Orson Prat t  Hess , b. 25 Feb 1874  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.33. Lorenzo Snow  Hess , b. 29 Jun 1878; d. 3 Mar 1905.

John Wilford Hess and his 5th wife, Caroline (Workman) Hess had ten (10) children, all born in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.34. Josephine  Hess , b. 12 Aug 1864  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.35. David Cornelius Hess , b. 16 Aug 1865  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.36. John Wilford, Jr. Hess, b. 20 Sept 1867  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.37. Adaline Hess , b. 11 Dec 1869  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.38. Franklin  Hess , b. 10 Mar 1872  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.39. Charles C.   Hess, b. 7 Mar 1874  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.40. Lot  Hess , b. 27 Jan 1876; d. ca. 1892, crushed by a horse.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.41. Caroline  Hess , b. 28 Mar 1878  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.42. Minerd Lyman Hess , b. 5 Aug 1880  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.43. Mark  Hess , b. 19 Jun 1884

John Wilford Hess and his 6th wife, Sarah Lovina (Miller) Hess had nine (9) children, all born in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.44. Sarah Jane Hess , b. 30 Mar 1869  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.45. James T. Hess , b. 25 Jan 1871  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.46. Alice Malinda  Hess , b. 16 Mar 1873  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.47. Josephine A. Hess , b. 3 Jun 1875  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.48. Helen Lovina  Hess, b. 23 Aug 1879  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.49. Horace Arnold  Hess , b. 17 Sept 1880  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.50. Milton Miller  Hess , b. 23 Dec 1882  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.51. Hannah Lenore  Hess , b. 26 Jul 1885  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.52. Jesse Eugene  Hess , b. 9 Aug 1890

John Wilford Hess and his 7th wife, Frances Marion (Bigler) Hess had eleven (11) children, all born in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah:  

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.53. Claudia Hess, b. 21 Jun 1879  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.54. Clarissa Hess, b. 13 Aug 1880; m. Mr. Chipman.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.55. Harriet Hess, b. 21 May 1882  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.56. Edward Hess,  b. 8 Mar 1884  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.57. Amy Hess, b. 22 Jan 1885  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.58. Joseph H . Hess, b. 6 May 1886  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.59. Andrew Hess, b. 19 May 1887  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.60. Florence Ireta Hess, b. 14 Apr 1892  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.61. Lucy Hess, b. 19 Jan 1895  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.62. Reuben Hess, b. 27 Feb 1897  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.63. Carl Bigler Hess, b. 27 Mar 1899

Mathis Cowley Udy

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.11.  Emily Rebecca 'Becky' Hess, daughter of John W. & Emily Card  Hess, b. 26 Jul 1855, Farmington, Davis Co., UT; d. 20 Jul 1932, Farmington, Davis Co., UT; m. 20 Jan 1875 to Mathis Cowley Udy , son of James & Isabella (Cowley) Udy, b. 9 Jul 1854, Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah; d. 18 Jul 1943.

For Further Information See Udy

Joseph Lancaster Hess

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.  Joseph Lancaster Hess, son of John Wilford & Emily (Card) Hess, b. 16 Aug 1864, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 9 Oct 1923, Ogden, Utah; bur. Plymouth, Utah; m. 10 Dec 1885 to Mary Alice Udy, daughter of James & Isabella (Cowley)  Udy, b. 8 Oct  1866, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 11 Jun 1914, Plymouth, Utah.

Joseph Lancaster & Mary Alice (Udy) Hess had ten (10) children:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.1.       Joseph W. Hess , b. 10 Dec 1887, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. Esther L. Hess.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.2.       James Archie Hess , b. 17 Oct 1889, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. Martha Pierson.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.3.       Ervin Hess , b. 28 Nov 1891, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 15 Feb 1980; m. 24 May 1911 to Zell Agnes Nish , d. 26 Oct 1969.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.4.       Merle Hess , b. 20 Apr 1894, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. Georgena Smith
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.5.       Marvel Alice Hess , b. 5 May 1896, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 10 Nov 1946; m. to Hermon LeRoy Pierson.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.6.       La Vern Hess , b. 3 Mar 1898, Plymouth, Box Elder Co., Utah; m. Lilly Sylvister.  
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.7.       Loyal Hess , b. 28 Apr 1900, , Plymouth, Box Elder Co., Utah  
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.8.       Evan Hess , b. 7 May 1902, Plymouth, Box Elder Co., Utah; d. 15 Oct 1902; m. 16 July 1924 to (unknown).  
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.9.       Iva Isabella Hess , b. 25 May 1905, Plymouth, Box Elder Co., Utah; m. Harry A. Bruce  
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.15.10.   Kenneth Hess , b. 24 Sept 1907, Plymouth, Box Elder Co., Utah; d. 21 Dec 1910.  

For Further Information See Udy

John Frederick Hess

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.  John Frederick Hess, son of John Wilford & (3rd wife) Julia Helene (Peterson) Hess, b. 18 Jan 1864, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 10 Nov 1948, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. 1 Sept 1890 to Eleanor "Ellinor" Udy, daughter of James & Isabella Ann (Cowley) Udy, b. 18 Oct 1870, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 13 Feb 1915, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah, of accouchement, at the birth of her tenth child.

John was a stock raiser, and farmer, pioneer in the Box Elder County Community of Plymouth.  He served as an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[iii].  Eleanor was active in Sunday School work and acted for some time as president of the Primary association[iv].

John Frederick & Eleanor (Udy) Hess had eleven (11) children:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.1.    John Ivan Hess , b. 25 May  1891, Plymouth, Utah; d. 16 Oct 1961; m. 28 Jan 1914 to Maude Elda Edmonds/Elda Maude Edmunds  
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.2.    Frederick Oswell Hess, b. 18 Mar  1893, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 19 Jan 1931; m. 2 Jul 1912 to Millie Rudd  
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.3.    James Stanley Hess , b. 26 Jul  1895, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 17 May 1965; m. 26 Dec 1913 to Eliza La Von " Vonie" Thornton. 
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.4.   Jesse Hess, b. 20 Dec 1897, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 23 Mar 1979; m. 21 Nov 1918 to Maud Sophia Wolverton
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.5.   Julia Hess, b. 15 Aug 1900, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 26 Aug 1986, Salt Lake, Utah; m. 1 Jan 1925, Ogden, Utah to Forrest John Talbot, d. 11 Aug 1963.  
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.6.   Eleanor Hess, b. 13 Jun 1903, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 12 Oct 1933, Salt Lake City, Utah; m. Merlin C. Manning.  
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.7.   La Von Hess, b. 30 Aug 1905, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d 26 Apr 1962; m. 14 Feb 1922 to Archie Ellison. 
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.8.   Emeline Hess, b. 13 Nov 1907, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m 1st 1928 to Walter Schen; m 2nd 21 Feb 1939 to George Mark.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.9.   Ralph Udy Hess, b. 6 Jan 1910, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 6 Jan 1971; m. 6 Sept 1938 to Beatrice Grace Waters.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.10. Sheldon Dale Hess , b. 13 Feb  1915, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 30 Jan 1915, as a child.

John Ivan Hess

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.1.  John Ivan Hess, son of John & Eleanor (Udy) Hess, b. 25 May 1891, Plymouth, Utah; d. 16 Oct 1961, Farmington, Utah; m. 28 Jan 1914, Salt Lake City, Utah, in the Salt Lake Temple to Maude Elda Edmonds, daughter of Edward & Ellen Maria (Woolley) Edmonds, b. 8 Jan 1891, Kaysville, Utah; d. 9 Aug 1979, Farmington, Utah. 

He was active in politics serving two terms as mayor of Farmington, a member of city counsel for six years, he served as the clerk and treasurer of the Davis County Board of Education for 16 years, prior to retiring in 1959.  Her did extensive work in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Included among his many careers were merchant, farmer, and livestock raiser.  He worked for five years with the U.S. Forest Service.

John Ivan Hess served as the Bishop of North Farmington Ward of the Mormon Church, a mission for three years in the North Central States, was a ward clerk, a Sunday School and Mutual Improvement Assn. Superintendent, counselor in the presidency of the stake high priest quorum.

LIFE SKETCH OF JOHN IVAN HESS


John Ivan Hess

He was born May 25th 1891 at Plymouth, Utah.  A son of John Fredric and Eleanor Udy Hess.  He was baptized by Jonathan D. Woods 10th Aug. 1901.  Confirmed by Ezra Richards  10th Aug. 1901 in Farmington.  He attended school in res [red] brick school house in North Farmington.  Later attended Agriculture College in Logan from 1910 to 1911.  He filled a mission to the Central States from Nov. 7th 1911 to Dec. 17th 1913.

He married Elda Maud  Edmonds  Jan. 28th 1914.  They made their home in North Farmington.  He was ordained as a High Priest and set apart as 2nd counselor to Bishop Henry H. Robinson  April 1915, by Apostle Francis L. Lyman .  He served until the stake was divided and Bishop Robinson was made President of So. Davis Stake, and Bishop Henry H. Blood was made President of the No. Davis Stake.  He was then set apart as 2nd Counselor to Bishop Amasa L. Clark , by Charles W. Penrose .  He served a year with each bishop when the ward was divided and from the via duct north called North Farmington Ward with Arthur Hess  as Bishop.  At this time Mar. 18th 1917 he was set apart as Ward Clerk until 1924.  He served with Bishop Arthur Hess.  He served as Superintendent of Sunday School and President of M.I.A., and 1st counselor in Stake High Priests quorum Presidency.

He was set apart as Bishop of North Farmington Ward July 8th 1936 by Apostle Richard R. Lyman.  Served as Bishop until Feb. 19th 1950.  He served four terms as City Counselman and two terms as Mayor.  Farming and dairying until 1920 then grocer and General Merchandiser business, and automobile business, and salesman 11 years.  He was with the Forrest Service seven years.  He worked five years with the Production and Marketing Association.  He was appointed as Clerk of the School Board in 1943, which office he held until retiring.  Father of six children, two sons and three daughters living.

He served two terms as mayor of Farmington and four terms on the city council.  During his term, he built a large city reservoir of cement construction, and grade the road.  Lawn was planted on the old city hall lot and passed the ordinance that all cemetery markers must be placed in a cement base level with the ground.  To improve the recreation program $100 was paid for city equipment in July of 1944.  In January of that same year he appointed the first members of the Farmington City Board of Health, to protect the health and sanitation of Farmington City.  Members of the City Council were Gordon VanFleet, Orson R. Clark, George H. Manning,  Guy Rose, H. Burns Stayner, Clark Burnham, Nephi Taylor.  Recorder:  Clifton B. Wood .

John & Maude (Edmonds) Hess had six (6) children:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.1.1.    Eleanor Elaine, b. 18 Oct 1914 , Kaysville, Davis Co., Utah; m. 24 May 1947 to Carl Eugene Lane.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.1.2.     Myron Ivan,  b. 5 Dec  1915, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. 5 Jun 1959 to Fern Nelson.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.1.3.   Laree, b. 16 Jan 1919, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 13 Feb 1920, as a child.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.1.4.   Clyde LaMarr, b. 22 Dec  1920, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. 11 Jun 1941 to Florence Stronberg.
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.1.5.     Anna Marie, b. 26 Apr  1922, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 25 Jul 1960; m. 9 Dec 1949 to Don William Halls.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.1.6.   Ruth Beverly, b. 6 Jun 1927, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. 13 Jun 1946 to Alma John Gough.  
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.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.1.7.   Don Hall  (????)  mentioned in obituary.

Julia Hess

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.5.  Julia Hess, daughter of John F. & Eleanor (Udy) Hess, b. 15 Aug  1900, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 26 Aug 1986, Salt Lake, Utah; m. 1 Jan 1925, Ogden, Utah to Forrest John Talbot , d. 11 Aug 1963.  Forrest John & Julia (Hess) Talbot had three (3) children:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.5.1.   LaVoy Talbot (son)
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.5.2.   Margene Talbot, m. Richard Bowles
2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.5.3.   Malda Talbot, m. Amos Hardy


Ruth Beverly  Hess

Eleanor Hess

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.6.  Eleanor Hess, daughter of John & Eleanor (Udy) Hess, b. 13 Jun 1903, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 12 Oct 1932, Salt Lake City, Utah; m. Merlin Manning . Merlin & Eleanor (Hess) Manning had three (3) children[v]:

2.9.3.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.6.1.  Dorothy Manning , b. ca. 1923  
2.9.3
.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.6.2.  Derrell Manning , b. ca. 1925  
2.9.3
.8.1.6.1.4.2.4.9.22.6.3.  Olene Manning , b. ca. 1930

Ruth Beverly  Hess

vi.  Ruth Beverly Hess, daughter of John & Maude (Edmonds) Hess, b. 6 Jun 1927, Farmington, Utah; m. 15 Jun 1946 to Alma John Gough, son of Samuel & Thalia Tuckett (Iverson) Gough, b. 26 Apr 1929, Millcreek, Utah.  Alma & Ruth Beverly (Hess) Gough had nine (9) children.

For Further Information See Gough


[i] From the Journal of John W. Hess
[ii]
From the Journal of John W. Hess[iii] Obituary of John F. Hess (Farmington, Utah)
[iv]
Obituary of Elinor U. Hess (Farmington, Utah)
[v]
Obituary of Mrs. Elanor Hess Manning. (Farmington, Utah)