Biography - Jasper Hess
JASPER L. HESS, farmer, P. O. Anna, was born in Union County, Ill., four miles southeast of Anna, August 12, 1849. He is a son of Silas and Mary (Hileman) Hess; he was born in Union County in 1826; was raised on a farm and educated in the subscription schools of the county; he is now engaged in farming and is the owner of 249 acres of land; he is a son of Joseph Hess (subject's grandfather), a native of North Carolina, born in 1798; he came to Union County in 1820, and still living, residing in Anna Precinct. The mother of our subject was born in Union County, Ill., in 1826; she is the mother of the following children: Henry L., Jasper L., Mary E., the wife of William Boswell, George W., Silas F., Nancy C., John W. and Frances I. Jasper L. Hess was raised on the farm and educated in the common schools of his native county; he remained with his parents on the farm until 1877, when he married and embarked on his career in life as a farmer, upon his present farm, now containing 151-1/2 acres of the best land in Union County. In 1847, on the 2d of October, he married Miss Clemmie Eaves, a native of the county, born March 8, 1854. Mr. Hess is for the second year President of the Union County Agricultural Fair Association. Politically, he is a Democrat.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 70-71.