I have a Garis that married a Hess also. Mary Alice Garis, born May 1848, Pa., daughter of Samuel Garis & Susan Eichman/Garis, married Edwin Charles Hess on July 23, 1866, Easton, Pa.
Do you think there could be a family connection? I still cannot find much information on Edwin's family. I know that his father was Stephen, born 1818, Pa. & his mother was Emma. He had brothers, James & Silas and a sister Emma.