John W Hess

Male24 August 1824–16 December 1903

Brief Life History of John W

When John W Hess was born on 24 August 1824, in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Hess, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Foutz, was 27. He married Emeline Bigler on 5 November 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Plymouth, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880 and Farmington Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 16 December 1903, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John W Hess
Frances Marion Bigler
Marriage: 28 July 1875
Claudia Hess
Claudius Hess
Clarissa Natalie Ann Hess
Harriet Cordelia Hess
Edward Hunter Hess
Amy Hess
Joseph J. Hess
Andrew Hess
Florence Ireta Hess
Lucy Hess
Reuben Hess
Carl Bigler Hess

Sources (197)

  • John W Hess in entry for Alice Pierson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • John W Hess, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John W Hess in entry for James C Nielson and Lucy Hess, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 July 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 6

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 22

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    A Manifestation

    A MANIFESTATION That I, John W. Hess, both saw and heard. About September 14, 1900, during my late illness, on Sunday morning about Nine 0’Clock, while lying on my bed, and my brethren of the Priest …

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