Biography - G Hess
G. W. HESS, farmer, P. O. Anna, was born November 20, 1854, in this county, and is the grandson of Joseph Hess, who was born in North Carolina, where he married Mary Hartline. They are still living in this county, where their children, five boys and three girls, are also living, and are prosperous. Silas Hess was the second oldest of these children, and was married in this county to Mary Hileman, daughter of Christian Hileman, and the mother of eight children, of whom our subject, George W. Hess, is the fourth oldest. He received a common school education, and then taught a number of years in the schools of this and adjoining precincts. At present, he is following the occupation of a farmer, and owns a farm of 157 acres, a part of which is devoted to fruit raising. Mr. Hess was joined in matrimony, September 7, 1879, to Josie Wilson, who was born January 31, 1858; in this county, and is a daughter of John and Mary McCasland Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Hess are both members of the Reformed Church, and in politics Mr. Hess is identified with the Democratic party.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 101-102.