Can I have some help figuring out where my Great Grandfather Sherman Oakland Hess came from and what his family is like?

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My Great Grandfather's name was Sherman Oakland Hess I.  From what I found on the internet his parents were William Adam Hess and Estella Pearl Cretcher.  This is all I know about his family aside from the fact that he cut ties with them completly.  There is no documentation, no family oral history, no photographs, nothing about what that side of the family is like, who they were/are... I'm curious!  What is my family like? Who are they?  More importantly I want to know if ANYONE knows what happened that made my Great Grandfather completly cut ties with his family.  Hopefully whatever it was it was not so horrible that people are still upset about it today T_T
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Maybe you can locate some more of his siblings - on

Example below:

U S Census, 1930 Carrington, Foster, ND

Head  Sherman O Hess  M 28 OH

Wife  Grace C Hess F 27 IA

Son  Sherman Hess M 0 ND


U S Census, 1940  Ward 3, Devils Lake, Devils Lake City, Ramsey, ND

Head  Sherman O Hess  M 37 OH

Wife  Grace Hess F 37 IA

Son  Sherman Hess M 10 ND


US Census, 1930 Bull Moose, Wells, ND

Head  William A Hess M 59 PA

Wife  Stella P Hess  F 56 OH


U S Census, 1910 Oakes Ward 1, Dickey, ND

SELF William A Hesss   M 39y  PA

WIFE Stella P Hess          F  37 OH

DAU Velma L Hesss        F12  OH

SON Ross Emery Hesss    M11  OH

DAU Pearl M Hesss          F10 OH

SON S Oaklyn Hesss        M8 OH

DAU Mildred E Hesss       F 6 OH


Parents: W. H. Hess,​ Estella Cretcher

Velna Lucile Hess

birth: 02 Jun 1897 Champaign county,​ OH 

Ross E. Hess

birth: 11 Jul 1898 Champaign county,​ OH 

Pearl Kay Hess

birth: 14 Mar 1900 Champaign county,​ Oh


US Census, 1930 Bull Moose,​ Wells,​ ND

Ross E Hess

spouse: Mable A Hess

child: Crystal I Hess

US Census, 1940 Election Precinct 10 North Dayton,​ Yamhill,​ OR

 Ross Hess  M 41 OH

Wife  Mabel Hess F 31 SD

Dau  Crystal Hess F 10 ND

Son  Howard Hess M 8 ND

Son  Richard Hess M 4 OR

Dau  Shirley Hess F 0 OR


????? niece

Edna Lucille Fisher

Death  Date: 02 Jul 1994 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC

Birth19 Mar 1942   Greenville, OH

Burial Darke County, OH  Stelvideo Cemetery

Residence: Lexington, Lexington, SC

Street Address: 126-8 Sandy Springs Lane

Age 52  Divorced

Birth Date: 19 Mar 1942

Parents Edgar L. Smith   Velma Louise Hess



by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (775k points)
selected by Keith Baker
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Sherman Oakland Hess b 12 feb 1902 Adams Twp, Champain, Ohio lived in Devils Lake, Ramsey, ND 1940 US Census wife Grace unknown b abt 1902.  Son Sherman b abt 1930.  I found nothing else.  Try the Sherman Family Genealogy Forum you may find a relative that knows.  Also the Ramsey Co. ND Forum.
by Living Butchino G2G6 Mach 4 (41.2k points)

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