Jacob Hess is listed in the 1850's Buffalo Directories as living on 156 Sycamore. He is listed in all the directories as a baker. He came to the US from Hess-Darmstadt, Germany. His relative George Ludwig Hess came with his family in 1852 and lived/worked with Jacob Hess in the bakery.George and his wife died about 1860 and their children moved to Morris, IL. Jacob moved eventually to Kansas.