I am trying to find the parents or any other information for Oliver Perry Hess, b. 09 Jan 1837, d. 23 Jan 1890. There is a Perry Hess in the 1850 census for Lycoming Co and the age is very close. If this is the same person then his parents would be Benjamin and Eliza but I need to clarify the connection.
Any help would be appreciated.
Hello Mark, I am trying to find your tree on Ancestry and saw this message.
Oliver Perry's parents were Harmon J. Hess 1837 - 1897 and Sarah Jane Markle 1836 - 1906
I believe you are correct in assumption that Oliver Perry Hess is son of Benjamin and Eliza Hess
1850 US Census Pennsylvania, Lycoming, Franklin
Enumerated 13 Sep 1850
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Real Estate: 200
Eliza, age 36;
Perry, age 14;
Samuel, age 12;
Paul, age 6;
Sarah, age 4;
Benjamin, age 2;
John, age 1. All born in PA
Unfortunately I do not have any other information on his parents.
Both are correct--there were two Oliver Perry Hesses:
(1) born 1879, son of Harmon J. & Sarah J. (Markle) Hess, in Fishing Creek, Columbia, PA
(2) born 1836 in Lycoming PA to Benjamin & Eliza Hess.
Oliver P (1) went on to become a surveyor and engineer in Dubois, Clearfield, PA; Oliver P (2) can be found as a Postmaster in Lycoming, PA as an adult.
Actually there are 3 Oliver Perry Hess's.
Oliver Perry Hess b. 16 Feb 1879, Fishing Creek, PA d. 9 Aug 1943, Dubois, PA.
He had a son named Oliver Perry "Bud" Hess Jr. b 22 Oct 1914 Aspinwall, PA d. 29 Jul 1996, Orange Park, FL.
Oliver Perry Hess b. 9 Jan 1837, Jackson, PA d. 23 Jan 1890, Franklin, PA
Thanks for the help. Since I posted the question I have confirmed that Oliver Perry Hess who was the Postmaster is my gg-grandfather. I was confused for a time with the other Oliver Perry Hesses but I got it straightened out.
Glad to hear--- Oliver P Hess the Surveyor was my GGG Uncle, and I didn't mention his son in my previous post because O.P. junior because he was a Jr, and not a contemporary of the first two. The ne Oliver Perry was popular because of the famous General Oliver Perry of War of 1812 fame. :-)