Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 1998.
b. abt 1458, Stachelfcheid, Ober-Rege, Watpl, Press; m. (unknown) b. abt 1452,
Stachelfcheid, Ober-Rege, Watpl, Press. Johannes
Hesse & his wife had:
son of Johannes Hesse
, b. abt. 1480,
Stachelfcheid, Ober-Rege, Watpl, Press; d. Wald, Zurich,
or Hans Hesse
son of Kasper & Elsa (Hess) Hesse
b. abt 1512, Wald; m. Mechtild (unknown)
Johannes or Hans & Mechtild (unknown) Hesse
two (2) children:
1. Hans, b. abt. 1534, Wald, Zurich,
Switzerland; m. Margaretha Bosshhard .
2. 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 .
son of Johannes or Hans & Mechtichild (Unknown) Hess, b. abt 1536, Wald,
, b. 3 Sept
2.3. Matheus , b. 28 Oct 1571 (twin of Christian)
2.4. Hans , b. 11 Nov 1573; m 1st 1 Apr 1593 to Katherina Stadelmann .
2.5. Elsy , b. 18 Oct 1575; m. 4 Feb 1599 to Jakob Oberholzer
2.6. Margaretha , b. 19 Jan 1578; m 1st Christian Reimann
2.7. Heinrich , b. 6 Sept 1579
2.8. Dorothea , b. 5 Sept 1581
2.9. Jakob , b. 17 May 1584; 27 Apr 1606 to Anna Egli .
Heinrich & Adelheid (Kuntz) Hess
, b. 17 May 1584; 27 Apr
1606 to Anna Egli
Jakob & Anna (Egli) Hess
seven (7) children all born Wald, Zurich,
, b. Sept
2.9.2. Christian , b. 25 Feb 1610; m. 20 Jun 1630 to Verena Wolf .
2.9.3. 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
son of Jakob & Anna (Egli) Hess
, b. 28 Jan 1615, Wald,
188.8.131.52. Kasper , b. 30 Jan 1642; d. 15 Oct 1732; m. 26 May 1668 to Maria Brandli .
184.108.40.206. Hans, b. 29 Sept 1644; d. 23 Mar 1717; m. 16 Jul 1672 to Barbara Hurlimann .
220.127.116.11. Margaretha , b. 30 Aug 1646; m. 16 Jan 1685 to Heinrich Brunner .
18.104.22.168. Anna , b. 1 Oct 1648; m. 5 Dec 1671 to Hans Heinrich Hurlimann .
22.214.171.124. Bethli or Elizabeth , b. 20 Dec 1651; d. 3 Oct 1728; m. 19 Nov 1672 to Heinrich Kindlimann .
126.96.36.199. Jakob , b. 23 Apr 1654;
188.8.131.52. Hans Heinrich , b. 11 Nov 1655; m 1st 6 Mar 1687 to Maria Shenkel ; m 2nd bef. 1700 to Maria Honegger .
184.108.40.206. Samuel, b. 25 Dec 1657; m 1st 25 Feb 1683 to Barbel Riemann ; m 2nd 21 Oct 1704 to Magdalena Maria Zindel .
220.127.116.11. Maria , b. 23 Feb 1661; m. 27 Oct 1685 to Marx Brunner .
18.104.22.168. Barbel , b. Jul 1663
22.214.171.124. Regula , b. 11 Aug 1666; d. 8 Mar 1731; m. Hans Rudolf Baumann .
126.96.36.199. Susanna , b. 1668 .
Heinrich & Barbara (Honnegger) Hess
, b. 25 Dec 1657, Wald,
188.8.131.52.1. Hans or John , b. 1 Jul 1683; d. 1733; m. Madelen (Unknown) .
184.108.40.206.2. Bethil or Elsbeth , b. 31 Mar 1685; m. 13 Aug 1719 to Jakob Muller .
220.127.116.11.3. Regula , b. 26 Dec 1686; d. 16 Sept 1753; m. 4 Sept 1708 to Jakob Tobler
18.104.22.168.4. Barbara, b. 8 Sept 1688; m. 9 Jul 1711 to Jakob Ruegg .
22.214.171.124.5. Johannes , b. 19 Apr 1691; m. 24 Nov 1720 to Katherina Schulthess .
126.96.36.199.6. Jakob , b. 10 Jul 1692; m. Cleopha Shatti .
188.8.131.52.7. Anna , b. 4 Mar 1694; m. 15 Oct 1719 to Heinrich Honegger .
184.108.40.206.8. Susanna , b. 23 Feb 1696; m. 24 Jun 1721 to Hans Muller .
220.127.116.11.9. Lisenbeth, b. 30 Nov 1697; d. 15 Jan 1774; m. 12 Jun 1757 to Jakob Kindlemann .
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.
or John & Madelen (Unknown)
eleven (11) children:
, b. abt. 1706
; d. 1741; m. Veronica
18.104.22.168.1.2. Magdalena , b. abt. 1708 ; d. 1734; m 1st Jacob Stauffer ; m 2nd James Clingan .
22.214.171.124.1.3. John , b. abt. 1710
126.96.36.199.1.4. Anna Eva, b. 1712/13; m. Christian Meyley .
188.8.131.52.1.5. Christian , b. 1714 ; d. 8 Mar 1780; Unmarried.
184.108.40.206.1.6. Michael , b. 22 Apr 1715, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; d. 5 Mar 1760; m. 5 Feb 1738 to Barbara Kreider .
220.127.116.11.1.7. Barbara , b. abt. 1717, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; m. Samuel Boyer .
18.104.22.168.1.8. Elizabeth , b. 7 Oct 1723, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; d. 18 Mar 1800; m. Michael Kriedler .
22.214.171.124.1.9. Abraham , b. abt. 1725, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; d. after 3 Feb 1791(will); m. Catherine or Mary (Unknown) .
126.96.36.199.1.10. Veronica , b. 22 Aug 1729, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; Unmarried.
188.8.131.52.1.11. Samuel , b. 9 Apr 1731, Pequea Township, Lancaster Co., PA; d. 25 Aug 1788; m. Ester Bowman .
attributed with have an additional eight (8) children.
I have found no proof of these children, however, they are included here
for information purposes
, 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).
, son of Hans or John
& Magdalen Hess
, b. abt. 1706; d. 1741;
m. Veronica (Unknown)
Jacob & Veronica (unknown) Hess had:
, m. Margaret Orndorff
Jacob & Margaret (Orndorff) Hess
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. John Hess , m. Susan Locher . John & Susan (Locher) Hess had:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Henry Hess , m. Lavina Grove . Henry & Lavina (Grove) Hess had:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.1. Jane Hess , m. Joel Marston
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
b. 8 Feb 1721; d. ca. 1790. Barbara
2nd 31 Oct 1761 to Phillip Swartz
, b. 1729; d. 15 Dec
1781. Michael & Barbara (Kreider)
most likely ten (10) children, all born in Lancaster Co., PA.
Children 2 - 10 are definitely their children:
184.108.40.206.1.6.1. Frederick Hess , b. ca. 1740 - probable child
220.127.116.11.1.6.2. John , b. 8 Oct 1739; d. 7 Oct 1741
18.104.22.168.1.6.3. Abram , b. 6 Jun 1741
22.214.171.124.1.6.4. John , b. 2 Dec 1743; d. 25 Apr 1819; m. Catherine (Unknown)
126.96.36.199.1.6.5. David , b. 19 Jun 1746; d. 25 Sept 1815; m. Anna Keeports .
188.8.131.52.1.6.6. Jacob , b. 1 Oct 1748
184.108.40.206.1.6.7. Christian , b. 24 Sept 1751
220.127.116.11.1.6.8. Samue l, b. 14 Jun 1753
18.104.22.168.1.6.9. Barbara , b. 5 Mar 1755; m. Daniel Keeports .
22.214.171.124.1.6.10. Michael , Jr., b. 14 Apr 1757; d. 1820; Maria Shock
probable son of Michael & Barbara (Kreider)
b. ca. 1740; d 1784, Lancaster Co,. PA; m. Rachel
d. by 1786.
in Berks Co., Pennsylvania between 1760 and 1768.
& Rachel (Unknown)
seven (7) children, all born between 1760 and 1770:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Henry. Records indicate he was in Dauphin Co., PA.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Jacob , m. Catharine (unknown) .
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Frederick, m. Catherine Benedict .
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. John, m. Catherine (unknown) .
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Elizabeth?, possibly m. Phillip Hollinger
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. daughter, possibly m. Jacob Hollinger .
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. daughter, possibly m. Henry Royer .
, son of Frederick &
, Sr., b. bet. 1755 -
1776 (26-45 in 1800); m. Catherine Benedict
, b. bet. 1755 -1776
(26-45 in 1800). Frederick &
Catherine (Benedict) Hess
two (2) children:
, b. 1774 -1784 (16-26
in 1800); d. by 1810, Franklin Co., PA.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2. daughter, b. 1784 -1790 (10-16 in 1800); d. by 1810, Franklin Co., PA.
son of Frederick & Rachel (Unknown)
, 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.
& Catherine Hess
fourteen (14) children, all children born Washington Township, Franklin Co., PA:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1. Frederick , 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.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2. Jacob , b. 21 May 1792; d. 22 Jun 1846, Iowa; m. Elizabeth Foutz .
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3. Elizabeth , b. ca. 1796; m. _____ Goyer .
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4. Polly or Mary , b. abt . 1794 ; d. 4 Mar 1842; m. Peter Whitme r .
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.5. John, b. 27 Oct 1797; d. 2 Dec 1866; m 1st Catherine Miller ; m 2nd Unknown.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.6. David , b. abt. 1799 ; m. Barbara Snowberger .
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.7. Philip , b. abt. 1801 ; d. 26 Feb 1826 (age 20); m. Martha Stama .
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.8. Samuel, b. 1 May 1803; d. 2Mar 1884; m. 6 Aug 1867 to Elizabeth Stover .
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.9. Barbara , b. abt. 1804; d. 25 Oct 1864; m. Jacob Meddower
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.10. Susannah 'Susan' , b. abt. 1805; m. James Points .
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.11. Rachel , b. 22 Jul 1807; m. Peter Shoaffee
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.12. Catherine ?
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.13. Abraham , b. 30 Jul 1812; d. 1871; m. Sarah Shank or Hoover .
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)
b. 4 Jun 1797, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania; bap. Mar 1834, LDS; d. 22 Aug 1876,
Farmington, Davis Co., Utah.
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.
1834 the family, which consisted of Jacob
their children, Catherine, Polly
, Mary Ann
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.
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
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
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
onto the City of Nauvoo where they stayed in a house belonging to Bishop Foutz
, Elizabeth Hess'
Journey to Utah
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
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.
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
one and the family possessions the other.
Jun 1846. We reached Mount Pisgah in
western Iowa about this time. Where
crops that had been planted by earlier pioneers provided
was at this time that John W. Hess
from his parents, taking his family on to Council Bluffs.
twelve (12) children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.1. Catherine, b. 10 Sept 1817, Franklin Co., PA; bap. Mar 1834, LDS; d. abt. 1820.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.2. 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 .
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.3. Mary Ann , b . 11 Aug 1821, Franklin Co., PA.; bap. Mar 1834, LDS; d. 1870; m. 23 May 1843 to Stephen Hyrum Johnson .
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.4. 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 .
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.5. Sarah , b. 22 Feb 1827, Franklin Co., PA; d. 1846.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.6. Ann Elizabeth , b. 24 Mar 1829, Franklin Co., PA.; m. 2 Mar 1847 to Samuel Keels .
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.7. Christina , b. 11 May 1831, Franklin Co., PA.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.8. Harrie t, b. 18 Aug 1833, Richland Co., Ohio; m. 12 Jul 1921 to Morgan Hinman ..
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.9. Lydia Ann , b. 24 Jul 1835, Richland Co., Ohio; d. 1865.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.10. 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 .
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.11. Alma, b. 3 Jun 1839, Ray Co., Missouri; d. 9 Aug 1864; m. 10 May 1862 to Mary Elzira Miller .
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.12. 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
son of Jacob
, 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
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)
b. 29 Sept 1837, Onsoy Ostfold, Norway. He
m4th March 1857, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Brigham Young
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
& Martha K. (Witcher)
b. 28 Mar 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois or Tennessee.
He m6th 30 May 1868, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Brigham Young
Sarah Lovina Miller
, b. 24 Jun 1850,
Farmington, Utah. He m7th
23 Jul 1875, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Wilford Woodruff
Frances Marion Bigler
, b. 22 Oct 1859,
Jun 1846. We reached Mount Pisgah in
western Iowa about this time. Where
crops that had been planted by earlier pioneers provided
was at this time that John W. Hess
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
the journey, one evening, we were overtaken at dark by Captain Allen
, of the regular
about 10 Jul at Council Bluffs I learned that four companies had been enlisted
and organized. George A. Smith
me and other to enlist. After
considering the matter, I was enlisted in Company "E", Captain Daniel
My wife, Emeline
, also enlisted, as the
Government had provided for four women to each company of 100 men to go as
left my team, wagon, and little outfit with my brother-in-law, D. A. Miller.
against the Mexicans
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
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
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
reaching Santa Fe, we received word that General Kearney
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.
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
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]
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.
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.
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
joined with Captain Brown
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.
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
others. We were able to get news of
our loved ones and learned that the Camp was ahead of
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.
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.
Apr 1849. Leaving with the emigrant
who had lighter loads than myself, they soon tired of being held back by my slow
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
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
OF JOHN W. HESS
Letter written to John Hess, Company F. Mormon Batallion
Family Life by Clarissa H. Chapman
Chronological Birth Order of Children
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
· 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 .
Wilford & Emeline (Bigler)
eight (8) children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.4.1. Jacob Hess, b. 6 Jan 1848??????
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.4.2. John Henry Hess, b. 14 May 1850
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.4.3. Sarah Jane Hess, b. 11 Jan 1852
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.4.4. Hyrum Hess, b. 20 Apr 1852
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.4.5. Elzada Hess, b. 11 Aug 1854
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.4.6. Moroni Hess, b. 30 Dec 1855
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.4.7. Jedediah Morgan Hess, b. 8 Jul 1857
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.4.8. Joseph Wells Hess, b. 11 Oct 1859
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.4.9. Albert Hess, b. 17 Mar 1861
Wilford Hess and
his 2nd wife, Emily Card Hess
ten (10) children, all born in Farmington, Utah:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Rheuamah Hess, b. 2 May 1853
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. 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
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Harriet Sophrona Hess , b. 11 Mar 1857
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Elizabeth Jane Hess , b. 26 Jan 1859
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Mary Lovina Hess , b. 10 Apr 1861
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. 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
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Joel Preble Hess , b. 4 Feb 1866
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Alma Riley Hess , b. 16 Aug 1868
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Dexter Waterman Hess , b. 9 Feb 1870
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Maud Hess , b. 4 Aug 1872
his 3rd wife, Julia Helene (Peterson) Hess
four (4) children, all born in Farmington, Utah:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Heber Chase Hess, b. 12 Nov 1859; d. 28 Aug 1886. Unmarried.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Arthur Hess, b. 22 May 1861; d. 24 Mar 1951; m. 26 Aug 1885 to Elnora Nellie Moon.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. 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
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Emeline Rosalia Hess, b. 20 Jul 1868; d. 1 Dec 1942; m. 1 Jan 1892 to John A. Bourne.
his 4th wife, Mary Ann (Stead) Hess
ten (10) children, all born in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. James Henry Hess, b. 6 Mar 1858
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. William Alma Hess , b. 3 Sept 1859
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. George Albert Hess , b. 20 Jul 1861
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Madeline Eudora Hess , b. 20 Aug 1863; d. Jun 1895.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Elisa Hess , b. 29 Jun 1865; d. 1934.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Wilford Hess , b. 5 Mar 1868.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Mary Elizabeth Hess , b. 18 Jan 1870
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Caroline Rebecca Hess , b. 25 Mar 1872; d. 25 May 1932
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Orson Prat t Hess , b. 25 Feb 1874
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Lorenzo Snow Hess , b. 29 Jun 1878; d. 3 Mar 1905.
Wilford Hess and
his 5th wife, Caroline (Workman) Hess
ten (10) children, all born in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Josephine Hess , b. 12 Aug 1864
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. David Cornelius Hess , b. 16 Aug 1865
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. John Wilford, Jr. Hess, b. 20 Sept 1867
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Adaline Hess , b. 11 Dec 1869
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Franklin Hess , b. 10 Mar 1872
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Charles C. Hess, b. 7 Mar 1874
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Lot Hess , b. 27 Jan 1876; d. ca. 1892, crushed by a horse.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Caroline Hess , b. 28 Mar 1878
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Minerd Lyman Hess , b. 5 Aug 1880
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Mark Hess , b. 19 Jun 1884
his 6th wife, Sarah Lovina (Miller) Hess had
nine (9) children, all born in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Sarah Jane Hess , b. 30 Mar 1869
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. James T. Hess , b. 25 Jan 1871
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Alice Malinda Hess , b. 16 Mar 1873
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Josephine A. Hess , b. 3 Jun 1875
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Helen Lovina Hess, b. 23 Aug 1879
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Horace Arnold Hess , b. 17 Sept 1880
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Milton Miller Hess , b. 23 Dec 1882
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Hannah Lenore Hess , b. 26 Jul 1885
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Jesse Eugene Hess , b. 9 Aug 1890
his 7th wife, Frances Marion (Bigler) Hess had
eleven (11) children, all born in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah:
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Claudia Hess, b. 21 Jun 1879
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Clarissa Hess, b. 13 Aug 1880; m. Mr. Chipman.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Harriet Hess, b. 21 May 1882
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Edward Hess, b. 8 Mar 1884
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Amy Hess, b. 22 Jan 1885
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Joseph H . Hess, b. 6 May 1886
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Andrew Hess, b. 19 May 1887
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Florence Ireta Hess, b. 14 Apr 1892
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Lucy Hess, b. 19 Jan 1895
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Reuben Hess, b. 27 Feb 1897
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Carl Bigler Hess, b. 27 Mar 1899
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.
Further Information See Udy
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)
b. 8 Oct
Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 11 Jun 1914, Plymouth, Utah.
Lancaster & Mary Alice (Udy) Hess had ten (10) children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. Joseph W. Hess , b. 10 Dec 1887, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. Esther L. Hess.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. James Archie Hess , b. 17 Oct 1889, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. Martha Pierson.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3. 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.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4. Merle Hess , b. 20 Apr 1894, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. Georgena Smith
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5. Marvel Alice Hess , b. 5 May 1896, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 10 Nov 1946; m. to Hermon LeRoy Pierson.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.6. La Vern Hess , b. 3 Mar 1898, Plymouth, Box Elder Co., Utah; m. Lilly Sylvister.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.7. Loyal Hess , b. 28 Apr 1900, , Plymouth, Box Elder Co., Utah
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8. Evan Hess , b. 7 May 1902, Plymouth, Box Elder Co., Utah; d. 15 Oct 1902; m. 16 July 1924 to (unknown).
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.9. Iva Isabella Hess , b. 25 May 1905, Plymouth, Box Elder Co., Utah; m. Harry A. Bruce
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.10. Kenneth Hess , b. 24 Sept 1907, Plymouth, Box Elder Co., Utah; d. 21 Dec 1910.
Further Information See Udy
John Frederick Hess,
son of John Wilford & (3rd wife) Julia Helene (Peterson) Hess,
18 Jan 1864, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 10 Nov 1948, Farmington, Davis Co.,
Utah; m. 1 Sept 1890 to Eleanor "Ellinor"
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.
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].
Frederick & Eleanor (Udy) Hess
eleven (11) children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1. John Ivan Hess , b. 25 May 1891, Plymouth, Utah; d. 16 Oct 1961; m. 28 Jan 1914 to Maude Elda Edmonds/Elda Maude Edmunds
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2. Frederick Oswell Hess, b. 18 Mar 1893, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 19 Jan 1931; m. 2 Jul 1912 to Millie Rudd
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3. 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.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4. Jesse Hess, b. 20 Dec 1897, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 23 Mar 1979; m. 21 Nov 1918 to Maud Sophia Wolverton
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5. 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.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.6. Eleanor Hess, b. 13 Jun 1903, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 12 Oct 1933, Salt Lake City, Utah; m. Merlin C. Manning.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.7. La Von Hess, b. 30 Aug 1905, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d 26 Apr 1962; m. 14 Feb 1922 to Archie Ellison.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8. Emeline Hess, b. 13 Nov 1907, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m 1st 1928 to Walter Schen; m 2nd 21 Feb 1939 to George Mark.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.9. Ralph Udy Hess, b. 6 Jan 1910, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 6 Jan 1971; m. 6 Sept 1938 to Beatrice Grace Waters.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.10. Sheldon Dale Hess , b. 13 Feb 1915, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 30 Jan 1915, as a child.
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
daughter of Edward & Ellen Maria (Woolley) Edmonds,
b. 8 Jan 1891, Kaysville, Utah; d. 9 Aug 1979, Farmington, Utah.
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.
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
LIFE SKETCH OF JOHN IVAN
John Ivan Hess
John Ivan Hess
was born May 25th 1891 at Plymouth, Utah.
A son of John Fredric and Eleanor Udy
He was baptized by Jonathan D. Woods
Aug. 1901. Confirmed by Ezra
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.
married Elda Maud
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
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
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
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.
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.
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,
Rose, H. Burns Stayner, Clark Burnham, Nephi Taylor.
Recorder: Clifton B. Wood
& Maude (Edmonds)
six (6) children:
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1. Eleanor Elaine, b. 18 Oct 1914 , Kaysville, Davis Co., Utah; m. 24 May 1947 to Carl Eugene Lane.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.2. Myron Ivan, b. 5 Dec 1915, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. 5 Jun 1959 to Fern Nelson.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.3. Laree, b. 16 Jan 1919, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 13 Feb 1920, as a child.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.4. Clyde LaMarr, b. 22 Dec 1920, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. 11 Jun 1941 to Florence Stronberg.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.5. Anna Marie, b. 26 Apr 1922, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; d. 25 Jul 1960; m. 9 Dec 1949 to Don William Halls.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.6. Ruth Beverly, b. 6 Jun 1927, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah; m. 13 Jun 1946 to Alma John Gough.
.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.22.1.7. Don Hall (????) mentioned in obituary.
Julia Hess, daughter of John F.
& Eleanor (Udy) Hess, b. 15 Aug
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:
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.5.1. LaVoy Talbot (son)
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.5.2. Margene Talbot, m. Richard Bowles
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.5.3. Malda Talbot, m. Amos Hardy
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]:
, b. ca. 1923
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.6.2. Derrell Manning , b. ca. 1925
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.6.3. Olene Manning , b. ca. 1930
daughter of John & Maude (Edmonds)
Hess, b. 6 Jun 1927,
Farmington, Utah; m. 15 Jun 1946 to Alma
son of Samuel & Thalia Tuckett
Gough, b. 26 Apr 1929,
Millcreek, Utah. Alma & Ruth
Beverly (Hess) Gough had nine (9) children.
For Further Information See Gough