There are two Hess families that settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 15 July 1767.
(1) Franz Hess, a farmer, and his wife, Anna Maria. They are recorded in Preuss on the 1767 census in Household No. 55.
(2) Johannes Hess, also a farmer, and his wife, Anna Maria. They are recorded in Preuss on the 1767 census in Household No. 58.
The 1767 census records that both Franz and Johannes Hess came from the village of Dalheim in Luxembourg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ps45, Ps48.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 421, 422.