Baltzer Hesson Jr1

#3768, (11 April 1744 - 26 June 1838)
Father*Balthasar Hesson1 (1713 - 1774)
Mother*Susanna Margretha Coblentz1 (c 1713 - 1786)


Catherina Coblentz b. 1757, d. 1826
Children 1.Margaret Hesson12 (bt 1778 - 1793 - )
 2.Louise Hesson12 (bt 1778 - 1793 - )
 3.___7 Hesson13 (s 1780 - )
 4.Peter Hesson+12 (1782 - 1856)
 5.___8 Hesson13 (s 1785 - )
 6.Barbara Hesson12 (1788 - )
 7.Daniel Hesson+12 (c 1795 - c 1877)
 8.Jacob Hesson12 (1801 - 1882)
Baltzer Hesson Jr was also known as Baltzer Hessoun grave marker. 
Birth*11 April 1744He was born on 11 April 1744 at Lancaster Co., PennsylvaniaG.2 
5 April 1773In Balthasar Hesson's will dated 5 April 1773 at Frederick Co., MarylandG, Baltzer Hesson Jr was named as an heir, as "Balzer". He received the "Plantation Situate in Fredrick hundred & thirty two acres & a half Called Turkey Hill"; also executor with Wendle.3 
Marriage*circa 1777He married Catherina Coblentz, daughter of Philip Coblentz and Elizabeth _____, circa 1777 at MarylandG.4,5 
1790He appeared on the census of 1790 at Frederick Co., MarylandG; also Wendle Hesson.6 
1800He and Catherina Coblentz appeared on the census of 1800 at Taney Dist., Frederick (now Carroll) Co., MarylandG.4 
Probate10 June 1806He was the administrator of Philip Coblentz's estate on 10 June 1806 at Frederick Co., MarylandG; (Distribution.)7 
1820He appeared on the census of 1820 at Taney Town Election Dist., Frederick (now Carroll) Co., MarylandG; neis. Wendel (45+), Peter (26-44), Daniel (26-44); Peter and Daniel sons of Wendle or Baltzer.8 
1830He appeared on the census of 1830 at District 6, Frederick (now Carroll) Co., MarylandG; neis. Peter Hesson, Baltzer of W Hesson, Peter Hull, Andrew Hesson.9 
before 26 June 1838He left a will before 26 June 1838 at Carroll Co., MarylandG.10 
Death*26 June 1838He died on 26 June 1838 at Adams Co., PennsylvaniaG, at age 94.2 
Burial*29 June 1838He was buried on 29 June 1838 at Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery, Littlestown, Adams Co., PennsylvaniaG.2 
Probate9 July 1838His estate was probated on 9 July 1838 at Carroll Co., MarylandG; witnesses Sterling Galt, Josiah Baumgartner, F.J. Baumgartner.11 


  1. [S432] Hank Family Tree, ceecee170, owner, online \\. Hereinafter cited as Hank FT.
  2. [S1628], online, old standing grave marker, "In memory of Baltzer Hessohn, who departed this life June 26th 1838, aged 97 Years Months 15 Days." Narrative: b. 11 Apr 1744, Lancaster Co. PA; d, 26 Jun1838. marr. Catherine Coblentz. Children: Abraham, John, Peter,Catharine, Daniel, Jacob, Margaret, Barbara and Louis Hesson. Bur. Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery, Littlestown, Adams Co. PA. Memorial 38619001, created by Kenneth D. Sell, photo added by TerriwithaC.
  3. [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…
  4. [S269] 1800 U.S. Federal Census. Balser (45+); F (45+) [Catherina]; m (16-25), m (10-15), 2 m (<10) [Daniel, ____]; 2 f (16-25), 2 f (10-15), f (<10).
  5. [S488] Frederick County Maryland Chancery Court Index and Abstracts 1761-1850, online \…\, WOLFE, MILLER, WESTFALL vs COBLENTZ and HESSON- Petition to Sell - 14 May 1814 [MSA S512- 5801; 1/37/2/85-5689; 2 folders]
    Philip COBLENTZ d/ intestate, leaving 9 children,
    - Magdalena (Coblentz) w/o Peter WOLFE
    - Elizabeth (Coblentz) w/o Peter MILLER
    - Louise (Coblentz) w/o John WESTFALL
    - John COBLENTZ - Ohio
    - Jacob COBLENTZ
    - Philip COBLENTZ
    - Catherina (Coblentz) w/o Baltzer HESSON
    - Barbara (Coblentz)
    - AnnMaria (Coblentz) w/o Jacob HESSON. Hereinafter cited as Frederick Co. MD Chancery Court Index 1761-1850.
  6. [S268] 1790 U.S. Federal Census, image viewed online or Baltzer Hesson; 1 m (<16); 2 M (16+) [Baltzer, ____]; 6 F/f.
  7. [S1274] Maryland, Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999; images (not indexed). Prerogative Court, Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland, online, Frederick Co., Administration Accounts 1806-1809, vol. 1, img. 57/278. Handwritten transcription. Final account of Philip Coblentz and Balser Hesson, administrators of Philip Coblentz, deceased, given 10 Jun 1806. One-third to the widow, £156.10.7; two-thirds in equal shares of £34.17.5 to each or representatives: Catherine, Elizabeth, Barbara, John, Magdelena, Louice, Jacob, Mary and Philip. [Probably the birth order.]
  8. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. Balzer (45+); F (45+) [Catherine]; m (16-18) [Jacob]; 3 f (16-25) [Barbara, Louise, Margaret].
  9. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. M (80-89) [Baltzer]; M (20-29); F (40-49); 2 F (30-39).
  10. [S520] VWH, see exhibit.
  11. [S459] J. Thomas Scharf, History of Western Maryland, Vol. II (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1882), p. 797-8, list of wills admitted to probate during the first to years of Carroll County.
  12. [S489] Baltzer Hesson, Jr., Probate Records, Wills, Prerogative Court, 1638-1777 (1773-1774); Balthasar Hesson (1773), Liber 39, pp. 462-901, Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland, online, named in will; no wife mentioned; no spouses of children mentioned; see exhibit.
  13. [S779] Samuel P. Bates and others, History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania (Chicago: Warner, Beers and Co., 1886), III:484, entry for Abraham Hesson; does not name father of Daniel Hesson but states that he died at age 94, making him Baltzer Jr.; had eight children.