OBITUARY – ANDREW J. HESS
Andrew J. HESS, born in Pennsylvania, September 7, 1831, died at Dallas Center, Iowa, June 14, 1900, aged 68 years, 0 months
and 7 days.
When a young man he moved with his parents to Knox County, OH, where he met and afterward married, on March
4 1851, Margaret NYHART, which union lasted until his death. In the fall of 1865, after a year's service in the Union
Army of the Civil War [Company E of the 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry], the family moved to Union Township, Ringgold County, where they have since resided.
To Andrew J.
and Margaret HESS were born the following children now deceased: Margaret Florence, William Artie, and Noah B. [died
October 2, 1893, interment Ellston Cemetery]. Besides
his wife, seven daughters and three sons are left behind: Mrs. Geo. W. OLIVER, Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Sibyl Samantha
HOBBS, Ellston, Iowa; Mrs. Wm. B. GILREATH, Grand River, Iowa; Mrs. T. T. JOHNSTON, Jacob E. HESS, Ellston, Iowa; Mrs.
Rilla S. BUCK, Mrs. H. E. GOULD, Mrs. Hiram ROUTT, Dallas Center, Iowa; Lewis W. HESS, Ellston, Iowa; Dave HESS, Chicago,
On Saturday morning at 10:30 a large concourse of relatives and friends payed their last respects to the
deceased, Mr. HESS, whose funeral services were conducted in the Evangelical Church in this city. Rev. PARDEE offered
prayer, aft which the sermon was preached by Rev. KNIES. Interment was made in the Ellston Cemetery where the last sad
rites were completed.
Mr. HESS was one of the pioneer settlers and was a highly respected citizen. Those that are
bereaved of the dear one; mourn the loss of a loving husband and father.
NOTE: Margaret (NYHART) HESS was born on November
17, 1832, and died on September 8, 1900.
Submitted by Mrs. Andy (Joyce) JOHNSTON, 2008
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