Conrad Hess

Male19 November 1771–November 1844

Brief Life History of Conrad

When Conrad Hess was born on 19 November 1771, in Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann William Hess Sr, was 27 and his mother, Anna Catharina Godhard, was 32. He married Susanna Barnett about 1796, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Fishing Creek Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Sugarloaf Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1820. He died in November 1844, in Coles Creek, Sugarloaf Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Benton Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Photos and Memories (1)

Do you know Conrad? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Conrad Hess
Susanna Barnett
Marriage: about 1796
William Amos Hess
Sarah Hess
Lavina Hess
Amanda Catherine Hess
Catherine Hess
Susannah Hess
James Hess
Joseph Hess
Gilbert Hess
Elizabeth Rose Hess
Christean "Christina" Hess

Sources (6)

  • Conrad Hest, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Johann Conrad Hess, 38 page typed manuscript
  • Cond Hess, "United States Census, 1810"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1796Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1772: Northumberland, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States


    Age 5

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 20

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from the territory of Hesse (see Hessen 1).

    South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew ).

    German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hesso, a derivative of a compound name formed with hadu ‘strife’ as the first element, or from a pet form of Herman or Hendrik (see Henry 1).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    extract from the book: Pioneer Families of Northern Columbia County, PA

    Article 3, page 11 Conrad Hess married Susannah Barnett and settled in Sugarloaf Township, where he bought on June 23, 1819, some land of his father. He subscribed to the building of St. Gabriel's C …

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.