D F Hess
Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/18/2006 at 16:31:18
D F Hess, manufacturer of pottery, Boonesboro, was born in Germany April 10, 1846, and when seven years of age his parents emigrated to America, locating in Philadelphia, where he was raised, in childhood Mr Hess had good educational advantages in the commn schools, supplemented by a course of study at the Pennsylvania Academy, attending there for three terms, when seventeen years of age he chose the mercantile life as his occupation and entered into business in Harrisburg and engaged in the general merchandise business, he remained there until 1866, when he came to his present location, he there engaged in his business for three years, returning to Pennsylvania and engaged in the furniture business, he returned here in 1872 and entered into his present business under the firm name of Burley, Hess, & Starr, in the fall of 1879 he succeeded to the sole proprietorship and is doing a large business, January 19, 1869, he married Miss F A Richards, who was born in Ohio, they have two children: Rosa and Mabel, have lost one daughter: Bertha
From the 1880 Boone County History Book
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