Hess, William Asa

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William Asa Hess was born in Rensselaerville on December 16, 1843, a son of Jacob Hess and Henrietta (Margaret) Starkweather[1]


William was a farmer. He remained in the household with his parents until he married. After his marriage he continued working as a farmer.

Marriage & Children

William married at about 1874, Martha ____ and had one son, George L. who was born in 1881.

Military Service

Residence: Pulteney, Steuben Co., NY[1]
Enlistment Date: 25 Jan 1864[2]
Enlistment Place: Pulteney [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 161st Infantry[2]
Company: Company A
Muster Out Date: 12 Nov 1865
Muster Out Place: Tallahassee, FL[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 20 to serve 3 years. [2]
Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant General for the State of New York; Ancestry.com military databases


His widow received his Civil War pension on June 4, 1907..he died in 1907[3]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


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