- 1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Louis C Hess
Age: 18 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Home in 1920: Hammond Ward 9, Lake, Indiana
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
Father's Birth Place: Indiana
In January of 1920, Louis C. Hess, the boy-next-door to Adelaide Fox, was living with his parents on 44 Mason Street, Hammond, Lake, IN. The family is Julius J Hess (52, Watchman, Steel Works) b. in Indiana of an Alsace (French) father and a German mother who owns the house free of mortgage. With him is wife Hilda F. Hess (49, none) b. in Indiana of German parents. Children, all b. in Indiana: Laura E Hess (26, Sia.... [illegible] Musician [?]), Walter B Hess (25, Teacher, High School), Arthur A Hess (23, Officer [? illegible]), and Louis C Hess (18, none).
1930 United States Federal Census
Louis C Hess
Name: Louis C Hess
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Adelaide E Hess
Home in 1930: Hammond, Lake, Indiana
On April 11, 1930 Louis C. Hess (27, architect) b. in Indiana of Indiana parents, is living at 108 Farmwood Avenue in Hammond, Lake, Indiana, and was married when he was 22. With him is his wife, Adelaide E. Hess (27, none) b. in Illinois [!] of a PA father and a Mass mother who was married when she was 20. Also sons Louis C. Hess, Jr. (2 years, 10 Mos) and Harrie F. (1 yr, 5 mos). Finally a servant, Hazel F. S. Thonert (16, servant) b. in Illinois of an Indiana father and a German mother.
An on-line architectural tour of Forest-Southview Historical District of Hammond indiana shows that Louis Hess, architect, designed the house of his father-in-law Dr, Francis H Fox“Hess & Greenwood, once a Hammond architectural design firm, drew up the plans for the Dr. Francis Fox home at 6518 Forest Avenue.... The Hess part of the firm's name comes from Louis Hess, grandson of Joseph Hess, the founder of Hessville.” The tour further identifies the house: “6518 Forest Avenue - ‘Dr. Francis Fox Home’ - Colonial Revival circa 1940 Hess & Greenwood, architect.”
[Majer Colegrove Family.FTW]
Information provided by Agnes Margaret Colegrove Fraser in 1989.
Married to Adelaide Fox (rin 503)., , [2, 6, 7]