MG 664 - Hess, Christian Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains a diary which appears to have been written by the wife of Christian E. Hess with their life stories and entries from 1843 to 1907. Christian Hess married an Eshenauer and the diary provides family history and genealogy of the Hess, Eshenauer and Fishburn families. The diary also provides a detailed picture of farm life in the mid 1800's in the Steelton, Middletown, Harrisburg areas, records many of the happenings of local life and the deaths of relatives and neighbors.

Date(s): 1843-1907

Extent: 1 folder, 1 enclosure