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Hans (John) Hess

Also Known As: "John Hess", "Hans or John Hess", "Hans Ulrich (John) Hess"
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Birthplace: Wald, Hinwil, Zürich Canton, Switzerland
Death: May 01, 1733 (49)
Conestoga (now Pequea), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Honegger Hess and Barbel Margret Hess
Husband of Magdeline Unknown; Magdalena Zindel and Magdalena Hess
Father of Johann Frederick Hess, Jr; Hans "John" Ulrich/Uhlerik Hess; Jacob Hess; Anna Meyley; John Hess and 13 others
Brother of Jeremias Hess; Bethli Elsbeth Hess; Regula Tobler; Barbara Hess; Johannes Hess and 4 others

Occupation: shoemaker, distiller, farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Hans (John) Hess

Notes from Aunt Bert: Hess line: Michael Hess 1715 – 1760; Hans Hess 1683 – 1735; Jacob Hess 1584; Heinrich Hess 1536


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Birth: Jul. 1, 1683, Switzerland Death: 1733 Pequea Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA

Hans Hess parents were Samuel Hess b.25 Dec 1657 of Wald,Zurich,Switzerland and Barbel Reiman 1661 Switzerland.


Family links:

Spouse:
 Madlena Hesin (1688 - 1767)*

Children:
 Christian Hess (1714 - 1794)*
 Michael Hess (1715 - 1760)*
 Michael Hess (1715 - 1760)*
 Henry Hess (1727 - 1744)*
 Henry Hess (1727 - 1744)*
 Veronica Hess (1729 - 1814)*
 Samuel Hess (1731 - 1788)*
 Johann Frederick Hess (1733 - 1784)*
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Burial: Hans Hess Family Cemetery Pequea Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA

Maintained by: Lynn Erb Originally Created by: MHCharles Record added: Oct 18, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16231533

Cemetery notes and/or description: Founded by Hans Hess a 1717 immigrant whom was buried here in 1733. In 1929 a count of the headstones was recorded, finding 29 stones, but as of 2010 only 3 are still legible. This family graveyard is on private property and the owners allow visitors whom give at least 24 hour notice. Scheduling visits should be handled through the Boehem's Chapel Society: Boehm's Chapel Society 13 West Boehm's Road P. O. Box 272 Willow Street, PA 17584 717-464-4885


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There are no primary sources which show that his middle name was Ulrich. All land and probate records give his name as Hans Hess.

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Old Family Group Sheet 1. Records of the Hess Family by Julius Billeter in poss of Oel C. Hess, 421 Beaumont St., LV, NV 89106 2. Will of Hans or John Hess - #1 under letter H 1734 Lncstr, Pnns 3. Will of Magdalena Hess - B1-522 Lancaster Pnns 4. Will of Christian Hess - Bf-1 557 Lancaster Pnns 5. Will of Michael Hess - B1-1-200 Lancaster Pnns 6. Rev F Weiser, 599 N Line St., Lancaster Pnns 7. See record source on Samuel Hess Sheet - Ira D. Landis

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'My Heritage Family Trees'

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1. Emigrated Abt. 1713, probably throug

1. Emigrated Abt. 1713, probably through Germany, to the Pequea Valley of Lancaster Co., PA.

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These records indicate that John Hess' w

These records indicate that John Hess' wife Magdaline had children up to age 48. Other records show that a John Hess (probably John Hess' son) who was born in 1710 had a wife named Magdaline. Perhaps there is a missing family between John Hess (1685) and Johann Frederick Hess (1733).

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!(from the book "Family Book of Remembra

!(from the book "Family Book of Remembrance" - Meacham - page 608) 929.273 M464d 1967

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Life Sketch

A Mennonite shoemaker and farmer, Hans Hess and his wife Magdalena immigrated to Conestoga in Chester (now Lancaster) County, Pennsylvania in 1717 along with other Swiss Mennonites. See Best, "Swiss Origins of Groff, Hess, Weber, Landis and Oberholtzer Families" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, Vol. 13, no. 2, p. 9 at 16 (HB251).

Hans Hess obtained a survey for 100 acres of land between Mill Creek and the Conestoga in (now) W. Lampeter Twp on May 27, 1718 (Taylor Papers Nos. 2543 and 2709, Historical Society of Pennsylvania). Since he paid no money towards the purchase of this land, it is unlikely that he lived there.

On November 9, 1720, Hans Hess obtained a survey for 125 acres of land on Good's Run, a small branch of the Pequea Creek in Conestoga Twp. Chester County (now Pequea Twp. Lancaster County) near the present town of Baumgardner (Taylor Papers No. 2617 and Warrants and Surveys, Penn Mss 32, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia). An additional 195 acres adjoining the first parcel were surveyed for Hans Hess on October 30, 1730 (Survey D-82-18, Pennsylvania State Archives).

Hans Hess appears on the Conestoga Twp tax lists for the years 1719-1725. At that time Conestoga Twp was in Chester County.

On April 1, 1728, Hans Hess, his son Jacob and about 200 other German-speaking Swiss Mennonites who "for Conscience Sake [could] not swear at all" signed a declaration of loyalty to King George II at the home of Martin Mylin. (See "German Qualification for Naturalization in Pennsylvania, 1728" in Pennsylvania German Roots Across the Ocean, Marion F. Egge, Editor). The Declaration of Loyalty opened the door for citizenship, which in turn enabled the Mennonites to own land.

Appears on the 1729 Lancaster County Naturalization list. See I. Daniel Rupp, "History of Lancaster County" p. 124.

The inventory of his estate was taken May 17, 1733 and is on file at the Lancaster County Historical Society. The Hans Hess cemetery, where he and his wife Magdalena are buried, is on the 195 acre parcel of land he surveyed in 1730.

See further: "Community and Material Culture Among Lancaster Mennonites: Hans Hess from 1717 - 1733" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, Vol. 13, no. 1, p. 2. This article also lists the names of his known children and their birth dates.

Mennonite Research Journal Vol. 3, p. 28, gives a description of the "Hans Hess Cemetery" and lists those buried there.

A list of the children of Hans and Magdalena Hess, supported by ample footnotes, is in R. Martin Keen, Christian Hess, Mennonite Gunsmith" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage (April, 2012) pp. 18-19.

Allan A. Garber. Seventh Great-grandson

Birth: 1680, Germany Death: May, 1733 Pequea Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA

Hans Hess parents were Samuel Hess b.25 Dec 1657 of Wald,Zurich,Switzerland and Barbel Reiman 1661 Switzerland.

Family links: Spouse: Madlena Hesin (1688 - 1767)*

Children: Christian Hess (1714 - 1794)* Michael Hess (1715 - 1760)* Henry Hess (1727 - 1744)* Veronica Hess (1729 - 1814)* Samuel Hess (1731 - 1788)*

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Burial: Hans Hess Family Cemetery Pequea Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA

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! "Daniel Beinbrech - His Ancestors and

! "Daniel Beinbrech - His Ancestors and His Descendants", 1990 by Marie Rizek Bonebrake P. 475.

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!1. Family Records with Gale Nye Smith,

!1. Family Records with Gale Nye Smith, 3513 Purdue Drive, Bakersfield, CA !2. Gen Dept Ref 5014047 38 S/N 00146-7 025 23 !3. Records have been found of the Hess line in: Mennonite Research Journal, Vol 6, #3 p26 Hans Hess and Michael Hess ( children), Mennonite Research Journal, vol 3 p 5. The above buried at Hans Hess Cemetary. M.R.J. Vol 3 p28 Hess Genealogy. (1896 ed.) p 226

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A Mennonite shoemaker and farmer.

A Mennonite shoemaker and farmer.

Immigrated to PA in 1717. See Best, "Swiss Origins of Groff, Hess, Weber, Landis and Oberholtzer Families" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, Vol. 13, no. 2, p. 9 at 16 (HB251).

Mennonite Research Journal Vol. 3, p. 28, gives a description of the "Hans Hess Cemetery" and lists those buried there.

Hans Hess obtained a survey for 100 acres of land between Mill Creek and the Conestoga in (now) W. Lampeter Twp on May 27, 1718 (Taylor Papers Nos. 2543 and 2709, Historical Society of Pennsylvania). Since he paid no money towards the purchase of this land, it is unlikely that he lived there.

On November 9, 1720, Hans Hess obtained a survey for 125 acres of land on Good's Run, a small branch of the Pequea Creek in Conestoga Twp (now Pequea Twp) near the present town of Baumgardner (Taylor Papers No. 2617). Hans Hess appears on the Conestoga Twp tax lists for the years 1719-1725. At that time Conestoga Twp was in Chester County.

On October 20, 1730, he obtained a survey for 195 additional acres of land adjoining his original 125-acre tract (Survey D-82-18, Harrisburg). The Hans Hess cemetery, where he and his wife are buried, is on this land.

See further: "Community and Material Culture Among Lancaster Mennonites: Hans Hess from 1717 - 1733" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, Vol. 13, no. 1, p. 2. This article also lists the names of his known children and their birth dates.

Appears on the 1729 Lancaster County Naturalization list. See I. Daniel Rupp, "History of Lancaster County" p. 124.

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Hans "John" Hess Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Learn about sponsoring this memorial... Birth: 1680, Germany Death: May, 1733 Pequea Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA Hans Hess parents were Samuel Hess b.25 Dec 1657 of Wald,Zurich,Switzerland and

Hans "John" Hess Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Learn about sponsoring this memorial... Birth: 1680, Germany Death: May, 1733 Pequea Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA

Hans Hess parents were Samuel Hess b.25 Dec 1657 of Wald,Zurich,Switzerland and Barbel Reiman 1661 Switzerland.

Family links: Spouse: Magdalena Hesin Hess (1688 - 1767)*

Children: Christian Hess (1714 - 1794)* Michael Hess (1715 - 1760)* Henry Hess (1727 - 1744)* Veronica Hess (1729 - 1814)* Samuel Hess (1731 - 1788)* Johann Frederick Hess (1733 - 1784)*

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Burial: Hans Hess Family Cemetery Pequea Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA

Maintained by: Lynn Erb Originally Created by: MHCharles Record added: Oct 18, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 16231533

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! Will rec Bk I, Vol 1, pg 200, Register

! Will rec Bk I, Vol 1, pg 200, Register of Wills Lancaster Co, PA, dated 16 Aug 1759, proven in 1760. From John (Hans) Hess of Lancaster Co., PA, by Irvin David Hess

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[Br%C3%B8derbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #22

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #2215, Date of Import: Jun 7, 1999]

SOURCE: LDS Ancestral File

[Br%C3%B8derbund WFT Vol. 22, Ed. 1, Tree #1568, Date of Import: Mar 22, 1999]

Hans and Magdalena came to U.S. in 1717 with 6 children. Seventh born onthe way. Settled in West Lampeter Township. Moved to near BumgardnerStation. Hans grave there is the oldest marked grave in LancasterCounty. [Br%C3%B8derbund WFT Vol. 22, Ed. 1, Tree #1568, Date of Import: Mar31, 1999]

Canton, Zurich, Switzerland

Bought 100 acres between Mill Creek & Conestoga River in Lampeter

Naturalized

Moved to Conestoga (now Pequa) near Bumgardner, prob sold 100 acres to purchase

195 acres at Bumgardner

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Immigrated to America

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First Name John or Hans

First Name John or Hans

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Hans Hess Story A Mennonite shoemaker and farmer, Hans Hess and his wife Magdalena immigrated to Conestoga in Chester (now Lancaster) County, Pennsylvania in 1717 along with other Swiss Mennonites. [See Best, "Swiss

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I do not know for certain that Matthias,

I do not know for certain that Matthias, Martin, and Frederick are brothers, but they all lived in the same area around the same time. Martin named one of his sons, Matthias. Frederick had land very near Martin Hess. It seems very likely. Anne Hess Clark

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Hans (John) Hess's Timeline

1683
July 1, 1683
Wald, Hinwil, Zürich Canton, Switzerland
July 1, 1683
Eangelical, Wald, Zürich, Switzerland
1708
1708
Wald, Kanton Zürich, Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft
1712
1712
Switzerland
1712
Pequea, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1713
1713
Pequea, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1714
1714
Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1715
April 22, 1715
Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1717
March 28, 1717
Conestoga, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA