Balthasar Hesson1

#3763, (1713 - 1774)


Susanna Margretha Coblentz b. c 1713, d. 1786
Children 1.Wendel Hesson+1 (1737 - 1825)
 2.Eva Elisabeth Hesson+16 (bt 1737 - 1741 - b 1774)
 3.Juliana Hesson+4 (1742 - 1806)
 4.Baltzer Hesson Jr+4 (1744 - 1838)
 5.Elizabeth Hesson+4 (1744/45 - 1824)
 6.Jacob Hesson4 (1746 - )
 7.Peter Hesson (c 1747 - )
 8.Magdalena Hesson4 (1750 - )
 9.Christina Hesson+17 (1753 - 1820)
 10.Johannes Hesson4 (1755 - )
 11.Mary Catharine Hesson4 (1759 - 1852)
 12.Anna Margaret Hesson4 (1761 - )
Balthasar Hesson was also known as Balthasar Heissung. 
Debbie's Family Tree has parents of Balthasar as Michel Hussong (1696 Mimbach, Bayern - 1759 Webenheim, Saarland) and Maria Elisabetha Metzger (1697-1761); parents of Michel Hussong as Hans Georg Hussong (1669 - 1735 both Mimbach, Bayern) and Anna Margaretha Linder (1679 - 1719 both Mimbach.)2 
Balthasar Hesson was also known as Balthasar Hissong. 
Balthasar Hesson was also known as Balthasar Hessong. 
According to C. E. Schnildknecht, Editor of MONOCACY & CATOCTIN, Balthazar Hessong, age 26, and wife Margaret arrived from Limbach, Germany in September 1739 on the ship Friendship according to S & H. By 1743, they were in East Callico Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa, where Balthasar was an elder in the Muddy Creek Union Church.

Baltzer Hesson signed the first constitution of St Mary's Reformed Lutheran church as Balthasar Heissung. Founder of St. Mary's Union Church at Silver Run, MD in 1762.3 
Birth*1713He was born in 1713 at Limbach, Zweibrucken, Rheinland-Pfalz, GermanyG.4 
Marriage*circa 1736He married Susanna Margretha Coblentz circa 1736 at GermanyG.4 
3 September 1739He and Susanna Margretha Coblentz migrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 3 September 1739 on the Friendship from Rotterdam by way of Deal. Passenger list includes Baltser Hissing, age 26, no family shown (other passengers have family members shown); Captain William Vittery. Arrival Philadelphia, 3 Sep 1739.5,6,7,8 
1739He and Susanna Margretha Coblentz appeared on the census of 1739 at Pennsylvania.9 
11 December 1739Balthasar Hesson acquired real estate at Cocolico Creek, Lancaster Co., PennsylvaniaG, on 11 December 1739.10,11
Baptism1 November 1767He witnessed the baptism of Maria Elizabetha Coblentz on 1 November 1767 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Littlestown, Adams Co., PennsylvaniaG.12 
Baptism31 March 1770He sponsored the baptism of Maria Margaretha Coblentz on 31 March 1770 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germany Twp., Adams Co., PennsylvaniaG.13 
Baptism6 January 1773He sponsored the baptism of Louisa Margaretha Hellwig on 6 January 1773 at Germany Twp., Adams Co., PennsylvaniaG.14 
5 April 1773He left a will on 5 April 1773 at Frederick Co., MarylandG.1 
Death*1774He died in 1774 at Carroll Co., MarylandG.15 
Burial*1774He was buried in 1774 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Silver Run, Carroll Co., MarylandG.15 


  1. [S1186] Maryland Prerogative Court (Wills), 1635–1777, Series S538 (1–60). Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland, online, 1773–1774, WD4, MSA S538-57, liber 39, pp. (folio) 788–800. Will of Balser Heson of Frederick Co. MD, 5 Apr 1773. Names wife Margaret, son Balser, other children (in this order) Windle, Ulion, Peter, Elizabeth, Modlin, Christian, John, Catherine and Margaret; [grandchildren] Avoh and Michael Tanner. Executors Windle Heson and Balser Heson, witnesses Rudy Bruback, Henry Coonce, Rudy Bruback Jr. and Geo. Clark.Proved 24 Jul 1774. Document available at…
  2. [S1191] Debbie's Family Tree, DebraCaster, owner, online
  3. [S458] Vance - Hesson Family, online,…
  4. [S432] Hank Family Tree, ceecee170, owner, online \\. Hereinafter cited as Hank FT.
  5. [S433] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, original data P. William Filby, ed. (Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012), online, Balthassar Hissong; 1739, Pennsylvania. Source Publication Code: 1804, Primary Immigrant: Hissong, Balthassar. Annotation: Taken from original manuscripts in the state archives. Names given throughout pages 1-677. Foreigners arriving in Pennsylvania named on pages 521-667. No. 3776, Kelker, supplements this. Source Bibliography: Egle, William Henry, editor Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808. (Pennsylvania Archives, ser. 2, vol. 17.) Harrisburg [PA]: E.K. Meyers, 1890. 787p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1967. Page 190.
  6. [S433] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, online, Name: Balthasar Husson; Year: 1739; Place: America; Source Publication Code: 2883; Primary Immigrant: Husson, Balthasar.
    Annotation: Data on immigrants from France (Alsace-Lorraine), Switzerland, southern Germany, and some adjacent places, arriving between 1727 and 1775. Source Bibliography: Hall, Charles M. "Pal-Index": A Surname Index of Eighteenth-Century Immigrants. Salt Lake City: Global Research Systems, 1979. 147p.
  7. [S433] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, online, Goelzer, Bernd. "Saarland Immigrants, 1709-1799." In The Palatine Immigrant, vol. 11:2 (Winter/Spring 1985) [sic, this volume has been mislabeled, it should be vol. 11:3 (Winter/Spring 1986)], pp. 109-126.
  8. [S433] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, online, Hacker, Werner. Auswanderungen aus Rheinpfalz und Saarland im 18. Jahrhundert. Stuttgart, Germany: Konrad Theiss Verlag, Villastrasse 11, W-7000 Stuttgart, 1987. 797p.
  9. [S434] Pennsylvania Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890, online, Name: Balthassar Hissong; State: PA; County: Philadelphia County; Township: Philadelphia; Year: 1739
    Database: PA Early Census Index
    Source: Source Information: Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999.
    Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
  10. [S487] Pennsylvania Warrant Applications, 1733-1952 and Land Warrants: No. 219, Lancaster County, 100 acres; "Whereas Balthazer Hesson of the County of Lancaster hath requested that we would grant him to take up One hundred Acres of Land situate on the Branches of Cocolico Creek adjoining Hans Zimmerman in the said County of Lancaster for which he agrees to pay to our use the sum of Fifteen Pounds Ten Shillings current Money of this province for said one Hundred Acres, and the yearly Quit-Rent of one Half-penny Sterling for every acre thereof: THESE are therefore to authorize and require thee t survey or cause to be survey'd unto the said Balthazar Hesson at the Place aforesaid, according to the Method of Townships appointed, the said Quantity of 100 Acres, if not already survey'd or appropriated, and make Return thereof into the Secretary's Office, in order for further confirmation;for which this shall be sufficient Warrant; which Survey, in case the said Balthazar Hesson fulfil the above Agreement within six Months from the Date hereof, shall be valid, otherwise void. GIVEN under my Hand, and the Seal of our Land-Office, at Philadelphia, this Eleventh Day of December Anno Domini 1739. To Benjamin Eastburn, Surveyor-General"
    This land was "returned 4 Aug 1763, 154 acres, patentee Martin Keller, recorded vol. AA, no. 5, p. 190; survey copied in book A46, p. 70" according to the Lancaster County Land Register. See citation, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Warrant Applications.
  11. [S1192] Pennsylvania Records of the Land Office, Warrant Registers, 1733–1957: Lancaster Co., p. 90, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  12. [S1190] Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germany Township, Parish Registers 1763–1858, Frederick S. Waiser, translator and transcriber, viewed online, St. John's, Littlestown, p. 9, img 18/276; Hermann Coblenz and his wife Juliana; dau. Maria Elizabetha, b. 19 Sep 1767, bp. 1 Nov 1767; sponsors Bathasar Hisson and his wife Susanna Margaretha.
  13. [S1190] Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germany Township, Parish Registers 1763–1858, online, St. John's, Germany Tshp., near Littlestown, p. 11, img 21/279; Herman Coblenz and his wife Juliana, a daughter Maria Margaretha; b. 9 Mar 1770; bap. 31 Mar 1770, s/s Balthasar Hisson and his wife Margaretha.
  14. [S1190] Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germany Township, Parish Registers 1763–1858, online, St. John's, Littlestown, p. 14, img 24/276; Peter Helwich and his wife Magdalena, a daughter Louisa Margaretha, b. 25 Dec 1772, bap. 6 Jan 1773; s/s Balthasar Hisson and his wife Margaretha.
  15. [S1628], online, no image. Narrative: Balthazar Baltzer Hesson, b. 1711, Germany, d. 1774; husb. of Susanna Margaret Catherina Coblentz Hesson (1711 - 1786); children Wendel/Vintel Hesson (1737 - 1825), Juliana Hesson Coblentz, Baltzer Hessohn (1744 - 1838), Elizabeth Hesson Coblentz (1745 - 1824), Maria Magdalena Hesson Helvey/Helvie (1750 - ____), Christina Hesson Sell (1753 - 1820), Mary Catherine Hesson Beard (1759 - 1852). Note: no headstones for Bathazar and Susanna. Saint Marys Cemetery, Silver Run, Carroll Co. MD. Memorials 38927222 and 38927182, created by CM.
  16. [S458] Vance - Hesson Family, online
  17. [S1628], online, old standing grave marker. Inscription in German. Narrative: Christina Hesson Sell, dau. of Balthazar Hesson (1711 - 1774) and Susanna Margaret Catherina Coblentz Hesson (1711 - 1786), b. 6 Feb 1753, d. 14 Nov 1820, Georgetown, Adams Co., PA; bur. Christ United Church of Christ Cemetery, Littlestown, Adams Co. PA. Christina marr. Jacob Forney Sell (Memorial 1375003, q.v. for the names of their children).
    Memorial 27312646, created by CM (with credit to Ken Sell), photo added by Kenneth D. Sell.