Biography of John Hess
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





JOHN HESS, farmer; P. 0. Springfield. He is the son of John and Sarah (Marsteller) Hess; was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., Sept 12, 1813; came to Ohio and located in this county in 1838; his parents were both natives of Pennsylvania. When John was 10 years old, his father died, leaving the mother and nine children. At the age of 12, John went to live with his uncle, where he remained until 18 years old, when he went to learn the carpenter's trade, at which he worked eight years, but has followed farming since living in Ohio. He was married, Sept. 11, 1839, to. Sibbia Mills; their issue was eight children, viz., Sarah J., Thomas M., Martha, Nancy E., Mary J., Maria Ann, Sibbia Ann and John L., all living except Mary J. His wife died April 1, 1861, and in April, 1869, he was again married, this time to Mrs. Frances E. (Maxwell) Knaub, widow of John Knaub, deceased. Mr. Hess started in life with $250, which he received from his father's estate, and, by his industry and economy, has accumulated property until now he owns over 100 acres of good land. His father's people were by creed Mennonites, and his mother's people were Lutherans, but Mr. Hess is a member of the Methodist Protestant Chinch, and has been Class leader, Steward and Trustee of that church some twenty years. Politically, he is a stanch Republican.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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