Elizabeth Alice <I>Eck</I> Hess

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Elizabeth Alice Eck Hess

  • Birth 12 Nov 1827 Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
  • Death 17 Mar 1897 Clark County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Canton, Lewis County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 5081080

Grandmother Elizabeth was one of two daughters born to John Eck and his wife Mary. Being born in Bavaria, she was raised Catholic. When she was twenty years old, she left the Catholic Church and became a Methodist when she married Jonas Hess.

Since her father was Catholic and had only the two children—the other daughter Mary also having left the faith of her fathers and married a Protestant minister in 1846--Grandfather John gave a donation of $2000.00, a lot of money in those days, to the Catholic Church in St. Patrick, Missouri in reparation for his daughters’ sins.

Grandmother is buried in Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton, Missouri, beside her lifetime mate. She has few living descendants today.

Mrs. Elizabeth Hess died near St. Patrick, Mo., March 17, 1897, in her sixty-ninth year. She was born in Rambach, Germany, and came to this county and located at Quincy, Ills., in 1836. In 1862 she moved to the homestead at which she passed away. She married Jonas Hess, in 1848. He died, Oct. 13, 1893. To them were born nine children, seven of whom are yet living. Mrs. Hess was converted at an early age and joined the German Methodist Episcopal Church of which she was a faithful member for about fifty years. Her last words were: "I am so glad I have trusted in Jesus."
Schw. Elizabeth Heß (geb. Eck) starb in der Hoffnung des ewigen Lebens den 17. März 1897 in Clark Co., Mo. Alterschäche und sonstige Leiden waren die Urfache ihres Todes. Sie hatte die letzten Jahre viel zu leiden, doch frug sie Alles mit Geduld und Ergebung in Gottes Willen. Schw. Heß wurde geboren den 11. November 1828 in Rambach, Altbayern. Sie kam mit ihren Eltern und Geschwistern in 1836 in dieses Land nach Pennsylvanien, wo sie ein Jahr blieben und dann nach Columbus, Adams Co., Ill., zogen. Dort wurde Schw. H. unter der gesegneien Arbeit von Br. Wilhelm Schreck zum Herrn bekehrt. In 1848 verehlichte sie sich mit Br. Jonas Heß, welche Ehe der Herr mit 9 Kindern segnete. Br. Heß und zwei Kinder gingen ihr in die Ewigkeit voron. 7 Kinder, ein Schwager, Rev. C. Bonn, und eine Schwester, Br. Bonn's Gattin, blicken ihr im Glauben nach.
Canton, Lewis Co., Mo.
R. J. Tillmann


Died, March 17th, 1897, Mrs Elizabeth Hess, near St Patrick, at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 5 days. Born in Bavaria, Germany and came to this country when about 10 years old, lived in Quincy, Ill, until 1862 since then near St Patrick. Married to Jonas Hess who preceded her in death March 2, 1848 [wrong year]. To this union were born nine children, two sons and seven daughters, seven of whom survive. Those living are Mrs Mary A Ludwig, Lewistown, Mo; Phillip Hess, Williamstown Mo; Misses Kate and Tillie Hess and Mrs Bick, on the old homestead, Mrs Minnie Morehouse and Mrs Julia Baker, Near Gregory.

She was converted at an early age and joined the German M E Church, of which she was a faithful and consistent member for about fifty years. In her daily walk and conversation she was a devoted christian, a good neighbor and above all a kind and loving mother to all her children who sadly mourn her departure. She was esteemed by all who knew her. Her faults were few, her virtues many, and enemies she had none.

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  • Created by: Lillie Riney
  • Added: 17 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5081080
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Alice Eck Hess (12 Nov 1827–17 Mar 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5081080, citing Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Lillie Riney (contributor 22403448) .