I'm heading to Columbia County early September to attend an event at St. Gabriel's Church, so I'm working diligently on the Hess line. More precisely, my great-aunt's Hess line. Yes, I did say "great-aunt" , her maiden name was Hess and married my grandmother's brother, sharing William Hess Sr (m. Anna Catherine Goddard) as a common ancestor.
I came across an rather interesting hint on Ancestry and would love to share. However, I don't want to simply copy/paste due to copyright (as I'm not the one that submitted the "story" hint) and it has a lot of useful info.