Ella Jane Hench
- Born: 30 Mar 1885, Spring Township, Perry Co., PA.
- Marriage: Harry Collins Hagen Sr. circa 1908 in Pennsylvania
- Died: 18 Dec 1956, Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA. at age 71
- Buried: 21 Dec 1956, Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, Millersville, Lancaster Co., PA
Cause of her death was Congestive Heart Failure.
The 1900 Federal Census for Spring Township, Perry Co., PA, District 162, page 226A records Ella J. Hench (March 1885) living with her parents, Scott S. (Aug 1863 - PA/PA/PA) and Amanda J. [Senseman] (March 1865 - PA/PA/PA) Hench, and siblings George Cal (Oct 1889), Ethel C. (April 1894), and Brant S. (March 1899) Hench. [The dates are very hard to read.] Scott and Amanda have been married for 18 years and have had 5 children all of whom are still living. Scott is a house carpenter. [Another daughter, Alta (June 1886) can be found living as a servant in the home of Abraham F. and Mary S. Burkholder of Perry Co., PA.]
The 1910 Federal Census for Spring Township, Perry Co., PA, District 139, page 208B records Samuel S. (46 - PA/PA/PA) and Amanda J. (45 - PA/PA/PA) Hench with children Alta R. (23), Ethel C. (16), Brandt S. (11), and Margaret B. (3) Hench. Samuel and Amanda have been married for 25 years and have had 6 children all of whom are still living. Samuel is a house carpenter.
Note: The WWI Draft Registration Cards records Ella's brother George as George Cadwallader Hench born on October 5, 1890 in Elliotsburg, PA. He is employed as an Anglesmith at the New York Ship Yard in Camden, NJ. His WWII Draft Card Record gives his name as George Cad Hench.
Note: The WWI Draft Registration Cards records Ella's brother Brandt as Brandt Shoemaker Hench born on 12 Mar 1899 . He is employed as a Blacksmith at the New York Ship Yard in Camden, NJ. In the 1920 census he is living with his brother George and his wife Blanch and his as well as his brother's occupation is "Angle Smith" at the Ship Yard.
The 1930 Federal Census for Lancaster City, PA, District 56 records Ella Hagan (45) as divorced and living with her sister, Margaret Brooks (24) at 317 1/2 North Queen Street. Both Ella and Margaret are Waitresses and Margaret reports being married for 7 years. Note: The 1920 Federal Census for Spring Township, Perry Co., PA, District 152 confirms Margaret B. Hench (13) as a daughter of Scott and Amanda Hench, Ella's parents.
The 1940 Federal Census for Lancaster City, PA, District 36-97, page 1736B, dated 1940 records Ella Hagan (55 - PA) as divorced and a housekeeper for George Shindale (57 - PA) at 242 W Lemon Street. Also in the household is a divorced Margaret Hench (33) and next door is Brandt (41) and Hazel (47) Hench. Margaret and Brandt are Ella's siblings.
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Ella J Hagen [Ella J Hench] (divorced)
Residence: 242 W Lemon Street
Birth Date: 20 Mar 1885
Birth Place: Perry County, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 18 Dec 1956
Death Place: Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Burial: Dec 21, 1956 atMillersville Mennonite Cemetery, Millersville, Lancaster Co., PA
Father Name: Scott S Hench
Mother Name: Amanda Senseman
Certificate Number: 108490
Informant: Margaret McKillips of 40 W James Street, Lancaster
Ella married Harry Collins Hagen Sr., son of Valentine Hagen and Rachael Aikens, circa 1908 in Pennsylvania. (Harry Collins Hagen Sr. was born on 28 Jul 1883 in Martic Township, Lancaster PA, died on 30 May 1955 in Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA. and was buried on 2 Jun 1955 in Millersville, Lancaster Co., PA.) The cause of his death was Cardiac Failure / Pneumonia.