Hess, Henry Reuben

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Henry Reuben Hess was born in Rensselaerville on May 18, 1840, a son of Jacob Hess and Margaret Starkweather. [1]


Henry struck out on his own at about 1859 and worked for a grape grower. After his marriage, he bought his own property and raised his own grapes.

Marriage & Children

He married at about 1872 in Poultney, Ann H. _____ and they had two children, Henry Hess and Leila May Hess.

Military Service

Residence: Pulteney, Steuben Co., NY[1]
Enlistment Date: 25 Aug 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Pulteney [2][1]
Enlistment Rank: Private[2]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 161st Infantry [2]
Company: Company A [2]
Muster Out Date: 17 Oct 1865 [2]
Muster Out Place: Tallahassee, FL[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 21 to serve 3 years. [2]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com military databases; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York


Anna died before 1910, Henry died on October 21, 1913 at Pulteney, NY.[3]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  3. Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com