1820 census - Frederick Hess, Letterkenny Twp., p. 98; John Findlay in
Chambersburg, p. 80.
7 January 1828 - Frederick Hess will, of Letterkenny, wife Cathrine;
nephews John Lochbaum; Frederick Hess, son of John; Samuel Hess; Abraham
Hollinger; John Hollinger, son of Jacob; John Hollinger, son of Philip;
Samuel Hollinger, son of Philip; and brother-in-law, Peter Benedict.
Probated 26 August 1834. WB D:303-304. Salem Church Graveyard gives date
of death as 8 August 1834, aged 70y. 20d.
13 December 1853 - Catherina Hess will. Most of estate goes to Susanna
wife of Samuel Hess; document extremely faded, others named. WB F:71.
Salem Church Graveyard gives b. 18 April 1764, d. 26 September 1854.
28 March 1855 - Benjamin Huber, Executor for Frederick Hess, late
Letterkenny, to Francy and Lydia Peffley, 38 acres and 29 perches ;
neighbors include John Farmer, Henry Rife, Benjamin Huber and heirs of
Frederick Hess. Franklin County DB 124:511, Deed No. 770.
"J.A.L.Miller, Jr." <email@example.com>
For Ms. Seller's Hollinger site: Dec. 1999, Nat. Gen. Soc. Qtly,
sister Mary Hess (died post 1786) wed Jacob Hollinger, her sister Elizabeth
Hess born 1758, Lancaster Co., Penn., 1779 wed Philip Hollinger, artical
gives sisters forebears in "Historical Hoodwinks, Finley-Hess Hoodwink in
Page 11.--In the name of God, Amen. I, AUGUSTINES HESS, yeoman, of
Burnatsfield, Tryon County, being in perfect health of body. I leave to my eldest
son, John, for his birthright, all my blacksmith's tools. Unto my dearly beloved
wife Anna, for life or widowhood, the possession of my lot of lowland No. 31
for her support, if my sons, Fridrich and Conrath, should refuse to maintain her
with every necessary thing. I appoint my said two sons to maintain my son
Nicholas during his life, and my daughter Eva, while unable to maintain
themselves in food, clothes, and lodging. If they refuse so to do, my executors
are to provide the same and charge the same against my two sons; they also, are
to pay my daughter Eva, œ60, at her marriage. Unto my said two sons, my lot of
land No. 31, where I now live; likewise my whole share of my grandfather lillos
land of Lot No. 29; Also, the whole lot of woodland No. 31 which joins on my
lowland; my lot No. 20 in the fire busch, all to be divided into equal shares.
Unto my other six sons, namely: John, George, Augustines, Christian, Jost, and
Daniel, the lot of woodland Nos. 12, 54, 67 and 100, all in southermost tract,
No. 7 in middle tract; to be divided equally. Unto my sons, Conrath, Jost, and
Daniel, each a horse and a cow. Unto my daughter Anna, a cow and a feather
bed, and œ60 to be provided by my two sons, Frederick and Conrath. The
remainder of my moveable estate to be equally divided between all my children,
John, Frederick, George, Augustines, Nicholas, Christian, Conrath, Daniel, Jost,
Elizabeth, Catharine, Anna, and Eva. The wagons, plows, harrows, and chaise
to go to my sons, Frederick, Conrath, and Daniel. I make my sons, John,
Augustines, Christian, and Frederick, executors.
Dated May 29, 1779. Witnesses, Christian Schell,
Dated August 17, 1778.
Witnesses, Peter Bellinger, of the little falls in said
County, yeoman; Johannes Hess, Isaac Johnson. Proved, September 9, 1783.