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HESS, Lewis L. 1825-1907


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/28/2017 at 15:22:59

Lewis L. Hess Dead

Lewis L. Hess, one of the early pioneers of Melrose township passed away at his home one mile south of Ivester, Thursday morning, Dec. 5th, after but a weeks illness of pneumonia. Mr. Hess was in his eighty-third year having been a resident of Grundy county about forty years. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. L. J. Turner, of Melrose and his wife, together with one brother, Fred Hess and a large number of friends to mourn his sudden demise. Funeral services will probably be held at the Brethren church at Ivester Sunday.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 December 1907, pg 8


Obituary of Lewis Hess

Lewis L. Hess was born July 14, 1825, in Wirtenberg, Germany, and passed away at his home in Melrose township, Grundy county, December 5, 1907, after but about a weeks illness of pneumonia. He attended the Brethren church at Ivester on Thanksgiving morning and was taken sick the same evening and passed away on December 5th. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cakerice and Rev. Gilbert on Saturday, Dec. 7th. Interment occurred at the Sheller cemetery.

He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Marsh in Germany in the year 1850. To this union were born three children, one son and two daughters. The son and one daughter died in infancy. In the spring of 1854 he came to America with his wife and daughter and two brothers. He resided in New York for about six months when they removed to the state of Illinois, where he remained until the fall of 1865, when he came to Grundy county and located upon the farm which he has since made his home. In the year 1888 his wife died and his only daughter kept the home together until two years later when he was again married to Miss Rebecca Reisinger, who survives him. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Turner, two sisters and one brother, and a host of friends who loved him. He united with the Brethren church forty-four years ago and has been a faithful member ever since.

He will be greatly missed in his community as he was a man all looked to and held in the highest esteem.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 December 1907, pg 1


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