Author’s talk leads up to ceremony honouring 1812 War veteran

Clare Stewart

Two events — the first to learn more about the history of Hamilton’s West Mountain area and the second to honour Jacob Hess who served in the War of 1812 — have been organized by the Church of the Resurrection, 435 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton (Mohawk & Garth).

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. author John Terpstra will read from his book Daylighting Chedoke and talk about his research into the history of the West Mountain area. There is no admission, but attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable item for Neighbour 2 Neighbour.

John’s talk is a lead-up to an event being held at the Church on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. There will be a brief ceremony to honour the service of Jacob Hess (November 15, 1766 – October 7, 1823), an early settler in Hamilton who served in the War of 1812. He is buried in a small pioneer cemetery cared for by the Church of the Resurrection.

Representatives of the Lincoln & Welland Regiment, War of 1812 Reenactors, and Royal Canadian Legion have been invited to attend the dedication of a historical plaque and memorial stone. The general public is also welcome.

Following the ceremony, the tombstones of Jacob and his parents, Michael and Charity Hess, will be on view.

For more information contact the church, 905-389-1942 or below