Jul., 1782 Fort Herkimer Herkimer County New York, USA
son of Johannes Hess (1692-1749) and Anna Catherine Korsing (1694-1763)
m1: Catherine Kast, daughter of Johann Jurgh Kast (1709-1768) and Gertrude (1703-1778) probably abt 1742 m2: Anna Schell (1725-1782), daughter of Johann Christian Schell (1698-1747)
Children of Augustinus & Catherine: Elizabeth Hess Staring(1743-) Catherine Hess Diefendorf (1746-1838) Johnnes Hess (1747-1805) Frederick Hess (1749-1795) George Hess (1750-1776) Augustinus Hess(1752-1830) Anna Hess Nesch (1754-1818)
Children of Augustinus & Anna: Christian Hess (1756-1808) Jost Hess(1758-1844) Johan Nicholas Hess (1760-) Johan Conrad Hess (1762-1839) Johannes Hess (1764-) Daniel Hess (1766-) Anna Eva Hess (1768-) ...................................
from History of Herkimer Co, New York pg 180:
In the War of the Revolution those loyal German settlers who did not hesitate to espouse the cause of freedom, suffered greviously for their patriotism and in September 1778, Brant, with his Tories and Indians, fell upon the prosperous settlement and destroyed it completely... Again in 1782 the fair valley in this vicinity was swept over by the enemy, numbering about six hundred Tories and Indians. They were first discovered by Peter Wolever, who with Augustinus Hess lived about 50 rods from the fort. Both families were aroused and all reached the fort except for Mr Hess who was killed just as he was entering the gate. The fort at that time was only feebly garrisoned, and the few troops could not assume the offensive... All buildings in the settlement, excepting George Herkimer's house, were burned and the cattle driven away. This incident was described to the late Judge Benton by Nicholas Wolever, in the lifetime of the latter, then living at Herkimer and is undoubtedly authentic...