Compiled by a committee composed of James H. Hess, Samuel H. Stoner, Barbara Ann Hess and Mary W. Hess.
Cover title: The fruitful vine.
Includes index and bibliography.
Hans John Hess (1683-1733)--son of Samuel Hess and Barbel Reiman-- immigrated in 1717 from Switzerland to Chester (later Lancaster) County, Pennsylvania. Descendants lived in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Iowa, California and elsewhere. Includes some ancestry to the mid-1500s in Switzerland. [from the publisher]