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Sameul D. Hess (1829-1891)
Born in Hamilton, Canada. Construction and street commissioner in Bay City, MI.

1905: Historical bio. (Added, Feb., 2009)

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883


was born in Hamilton, Canada, October 19, 1829. He came to Bay City in 1847. Was employed as assistant foreman of the Au Gres boom in 1869; was foreman for James Shearer for three years, and foreman in the employ of M. Dunbar on the construction of the Midland Plank Road. He was afterward in the employ of the Northwestern Gas and Water Pipe Company for six years. In 1878 he was elected street commissioner of Bay City for two years, and re-elected in 1881 for the same term. He was married in 1819 to Catharine Myers, of Hamilton, and has twelve children.

Additional Notes.

    1879 Derectory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Hess, David teamster Thomas Carney Jr., bds Samuel D. Hess.
  • Hess, Samuel street commissioner, res n w cor Lord and Annie.

    1880 Census: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Hess, Samuel D. - b. 1830, Canada foreman pipe works.
  • Catharine, wife b. 1832, Canada.
  • Phoebe, daughter b. 1853, Canada.
  • David, son b. 1859, Canada.
  • Margarett, daughter b. 1861, Canada.
  • Emma, daughter b. 1864, Canada.
  • James, son b. 1866, Canada.
  • Fredrick, son b. 1867, Canada.
  • Laura, daughter b. 1870, Mich.
  • Samuel D. (Jr), son b. 1872, Mich.
  • Claud, daughter b. 1875, Mich.
  • Youngs, Willington nephew b. 1858, Canada.

    1886 Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Hess, David M. - carpenter, res. 1014 4th.
  • Hess, James F. - bds 1014 4th.
  • Hess, Samuel D. - mngr H. W. Simms and Propr. Essexville Roller ring, res 1014 4th.

    1891 Michigan Deaths: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Samuel D. Hess, age 62, born in Canada, contractor, son of David and Elizabeth Hess, died Nov. 29, 1891.

    1893 Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Hess, David M. - contr., 106 James, res same.
  • Hess, Samuel V, paver, bds 200 Washington Ave.

    1912 Michigan Deaths: Saginaw, Saginaw, Mich.

  • Samuel Hess, age 40, born in Mich., son of Samuel D. and Catherine (Meyers) Hess, died Aug. 24, 1912.
Related Pages & Notes

Samuel D. Hess

Related pages:
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People Referenced
Carney, Thomas Jr.
Dunbar, M.
Hess, Claud (dau)
Hess, David (father)
Hess, David M. (son)
Hess, Elizabeth (mother)
Hess, Emma (dau)
Hess, Fredrick (son)
Hess, James F. (son)
Hess, Laura (dau)
Hess, Margaret (dau)
Hess, Phoebe (dau)
Hess, Samuel D. (subject)
Hess, Samuel D, Jr. (son)
Myers, Catharine (wife)
Shearer, James
Simms, H.W.
Youngs, Willington (nephew)
Subjects Referenced
Au Gres, MI
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Essexville, MI
Essexville Roller Ring
Hamilton, Canada
Midland Plank Road
Nortwester Gas & Water Pipe
Saginaw, MI
Internet References
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  • WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.