Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Hesses in:
 • Gardners Cemetery
 • Adams County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
George G. Hess
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Jun. 15, 1843
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1912
York County
Pennsylvania, USA

The son of Philip Hess, the 1860 census has George Hess a resident of Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, but he claimed he was working for Solomon Hess (relationship, if any, unknown) in nearby Warrington Township, York County, at the time. He was a laborer by trade and stood 5' 10" tall with light hair and light eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg August 9, 1862 as a private with Co. F, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry. At the battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, a shell fragment struck his left leg three inches above the ankle, although his service records do not reflect that. That is likely because the fragment ripped his pants but left no scar for future surgeons to find. Other accounts claim a shell fragment struck the stock of his rifle and drove it into his leg, badly bruising it. He also claimed to have lost the hearing in his left ear at the battle of Chancellorsville, which is feasible given that the regiment was supporting an artillery battery. He was honorably discharged with his company May 21, 1863.

He married Nancy Elizabeth Sheaffer August 13, 1871, in Bendersville, Adams County, and fathered Minnie (b. 01/22/72, d. 05/04/73), Harvey Sylvester (b. 10/05/72), Samuel C. (b. 03/04/77), William E. (b. 01/09/79), Christian W. (b. 02/28/82), Hettie J. (b. 04/19/85), and Emma E. (b. 02/26/89). He died in Franklin Township, York County, of "senile gangrene." His death certificate reports a birth date of June 22, 1843. Nancy died June 25, 1935.
 (bio by: Dennis Brandt) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Elizabeth Sheaffer Hess (1850 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gardners Cemetery
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Dennis Brandt
Originally Created by: pat callahan
Record added: Oct 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22040060
George G. Hess
Added by: pat callahan
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- bcullisi1
 Added: Dec. 23, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 18, 2012
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service