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Jacob Hess

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Wayne Heights, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: June 22, 1846 (54)
Mount Pisgah Mormon way station near, Thayer, Union, Iowa, United States
Place of Burial: Thayer, Union, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hess, III and Catherine Charlotte Hess
Husband of Elizabeth Hess
Father of John Hess; Catherine Hess; Polly Jane Workman; Mary Ann Johnson; John William Hess and 9 others
Brother of Frederick Hess; Susannah Susan Hess; Mary (Polly) Hess; John Hess; Catherine Hess and 9 others

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About Jacob Hess


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Birth: May 21, 1792 Wayne Heights Franklin County Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Jun. 22, 1846 Pisgah Harrison County Iowa, USA

Son of John Hess and Catherine

Married Elizabeth Foutz, 1816, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

History - Tomstown, Pennsylvania area (north of Waynesboro) is the ancestral cemetery of Jacob's father, John Hess.

The cemetery is a 30-by-40-foot corner of what used to be John Hess' property. John's headstone is the only one still standing.

It was in the Tomstown area that John's son, Jacob Hess, met and married Elizabeth Foutz. Jacob and Elizabeth Foutz Hess migrated with other Foutz family members, Jacob and Margaret Mann Foutz and Solomon and Mary Foutz Secrist.

In 1832 Jacob and Elizabeth moved to Worthington Township, Richland County, Ohio and in March 1834, Jacob, Elizabeth, three oldest daughters and John W. Hess baptized by David Evans in Richland County Ohio.

May 6, 1836 Jacob and Elizabeth family moved to Ray County, Missouri to be with the other Saints. It was Autumn of 1838 that Prophet Joseph Smith and companions stay at the Jacob Hess home for 13 days in Ray County.

Jacob Hess signed the Mormon Redress Petition, 11 May 1839, at Adams County, Ill: "An account against the State of Missouri for debt and Damage Sustained in Consequence of the Exterminating Order p. 233 Loss on land $175, Damage & Crop $108, Removal $30, Total $313. I certify the above to be a true and Just account according to the best of my Knowledge." Signed Jacob Hess.

In the summer of 1845 Jacob and Elizabeth Hess family moved to City of Nauvoo to live with Elizabeth's brother, Bishop Jacob Foutz. In that same year Jacob Hess was stricken with paralysis.

Son, John W. Hess, moves his family out of Nauvoo in two wagons, one carrying his sick father on April 3, 1846. And in June of that same year son, John W. Hess, makes a bark house for family at Mt. Pisgah. It was in this city location that Jacob Hess died.

Family links:

  • John Hess (1767 - 1819)
  • Catharine Hess (1769 - 1846)
  • Elizabeth Foutz Hess (1797 - 1876)*
  • Polly Hess Workman (1819 - 1850)*
  • John W. Hess (1824 - 1903)*
  • Ann Elizabeth Hess Keele (1829 - 1880)*
  • Harriett Hess Hinman (1833 - 1921)*
  • David Hess (1837 - 1928)*
  • Alma Hess (1839 - 1863)*
  • Emma Elizabeth Hess Barkdull (1842 - 1919)*
  • Frederick Hess (1790 - 1859)*
  • Jacob Hess (1792 - 1846)
  • Mary Hess Whitmer (1794 - 1842)*
  • John Hess (1797 - 1866)*
  • David Hess (1800 - 1834)*
  • Samuel Hess (1803 - ____)*
  • Barbara Hess Middour (1811 - 1864)*

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Burial: Mount Pisgah Cemetery Thayer Union County Iowa, USA

Created by: SMSmith Record added: Feb 17, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 48264946

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Jacob Hess's Timeline

May 21, 1792
Wayne Heights, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
May 21, 1792
May 21, 1792
May 21, 1792
May 21, 1792
May 21, 1792
October 28, 1792
Upper Mt. Bethel, Northampton, Pennsylvania
September 10, 1817
Age 25
Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
September 10, 1817
Age 25
Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States