Title: DAR Patriot Index, Part II, (G-O) (National Society of the DAR: Washington, 2003)
Title: Summers, William Clark, The Sommer-Sommers-Somers.... That Missed the Boat, Ancestors & Descendants of Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommer (Priv. Pub., 1979)
Title: The Nellis and Nelles Family Associations, Nellis - Nelles, Immigrants from the Palatinate 1710, Vol. I (Herkimer Co. Historical Soc., 1997)
Title: Cady, Henry, Schoharie Co., New York Families (Salem, Mass. : Higginson Book Co., 1998)
Title: DAR Lineage Book
Continued: From: The Sommer-Sommers-Somers & Summers, Ancestors & Descendants of Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommer (1709-1895), by William C. Summers, Pub. The compiler, 1979. Page 145--"Daniel disappeared about 1785 while enroute to Montreal on horseback. He was transacting business with his brothers in Montreal." Daniel's horse was found but he, or his body was not, and it was assumed that he was murdered." Found through a google search: Her grandson, Daniel McDougal Hess writes- in his memoirs -"My grandmother died at middle age leaving nine children, most of them lived to a great age two of them over ninety, my father - Frederick (2nd) died about 1806, and was at first buried on his own land, with a boulder of native stone for marker, in which was inscribed his name "F. Hess", but his oldest son John to whom he had willed the farm, and who had sold it to Mr. Hale, and himself moved to Oneida, NY, wrote to a member of the family, that in 1840 he visited Otego, and removed his father's body to "the cemetery" - no doubt by the side of his wife Catherine's grave. True to the traditions of his ancestors, this Frederick Hess (1st) had the religious and generous characteristics of his forebears. It is recorded by a member of his family that his last words to his son John, were "Never let a man go hungry from your house, what you cut off the top of the loaf, will grow on the bottom." The 2nd son (4th child) of Frederick and Catherine Nellis Hess was Frederick (2nd) - our ancestor) - he was born at Otego, NY Nov. 29 - 1784. He was married to Mary (Polly) McDougall, in Palatine, NY - Sept. 2 - 1804. She was a grand daughter of Dominic Peter Nicholas Sommers and a daughter of Donald McDougall and Eva Sommers - through his marriage were united with the lines: Sommers, McDougall, and Hess. Frederick (2nd) and his wife Mary McDougall Hess lived at Otego - at the mouth of Otego or Mill Creek, when it flows into the Susquehanna River, till about 1822-'24, when they moved to Canada, buying a tract of land near the site of the present city of London. They were pioneers in a sparsely settled country, their home was surrounded by a dense forest of stately pine trees. This Frederick (2nd) had a log schoolhouse built on his land, in order that his own and his neighbors children might be taught, and his oldest son Daniel McD. taught in this school. Frederick 2nd and his wife Mary and visiting pioneer missionaries were active in teaching the Indian tribes, who lived in the vicinity, and many were converted to Christianity through their helpfulness. The Indians were especially fond of Frederick's wife, Mary, and called her "Mother" - in the Indian tongue.
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