Abram Warfel HESS

1897–1985 (Age 88)
Pequea, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

The Life of Abram Warfel

When Abram Warfel HESS was born on 2 February 1897, his father, Abraham Hertzler HESS, was 33 and his mother, Susan Harnish WARFEL, was 30. He married Emma Lefever HACKMAN on 9 February 1918. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Manor Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 July 1985, in Lancaster Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Willow Street, West Lampeter Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abram Warfel HESS
Emma Lefever HACKMAN
Marriage: 9 February 1918
Warren Hackman HESS
Clyde Hackman HESS
Ethel Lois HESS
Raymond Hackman HESS
Mervin Hackman HESS

Spouse and Children

9 February 1918


Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Hertzler HESS


    Susan Harnish WARFEL




    George Warfel Hess



    Charles Hess


    Mary Warfel Hess


    Susan Hess


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abram Hess in household of Abram H Hess, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Abram W Hess, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Abraham Hess, "United States Census, 1920"

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