This branch of the Austrian Hesch family is descended from Johann Hesch and his wife Marya (Schlinz) Hesch, who came to America from Oberschlagles, Bohemia with three sons: Paul, Mathias, and Anton. +++Johann & Marya settled in Buffalo County, Wisconsin but moved to Pierz, Mn in about 1885. .+++Mathias settled in Waumandee, Wisconsin and moved to Pierz in 1911. +++Anton never married but farmed with his dad in Agram Township, where he died in 1911.+++And Paul, my great grandfather, settled five miles away, in Buckman, Minnesota. He died there in 1900.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cool stuff/not so cool stuff

One of the best things about having a family blog is that anyone who googles the name HESCH will be offered this site as an option. Some will find that we're not their part of the family, but some will discover roots here.

The less cool part is that I really can't post my e-mail address here, as much as I want you to send, lets do it in code, ok?

Just fill in the missing letters, and you'll see my name!

(C'mon, it's only 8 letters!)

___ Brother of Anton, he reported the Buckman news for the Pierz Journal. His first initial.

___ Uncle Tonys' legal first initial.

___ The third letter of the language they spoke.

___The first letter of Aunt Fronies' husbands' name.

___The last letter of Aunt Idellas' husbands' name.

___The first initial of Uncle Taders' daughters' name.

___The word little, in German, starts with this letter.

___The first letter of the color of butter.

THERE! Now, type that in lowercase letters and add "", and you have my address!
Wasn't that fun??

(Later, it ocurred to me that maybe not EVERY reader here would necessarily know some of those answers, so here's the simplified version:

Use the first letter of the word to fill the blanks, ok?

___She birthed you. She's your...

___The biblical first man was....

___"It's .... it's pouring, the old man is snoring"

___My research buddy and guru is...(see the post called Suetterlin).

___Famous online video site with the word TUBE in it.

___A nun is addresses as....

___Look at your keyboard: the letter between J and L

___That nun again.

THERE! Type the letters and add :^)


  1. Marlys,

    Another way to write your email address without having spambots pick it up is to write out the first part, then put a space, then spell out @ in parentheses (at), then write out gmail, then spell out dot in parentheses (dot), then write out com.

    The email address for the Morrison County Historical Society would look like this:

    contactstaff (at) morrisoncountyhistory (dot) org

  2. Thanks, Mary...I know I could do it that way, but it wouldn't be as much
    I coulda just said "Take my first name, add", but that woulda made an awfully short post! Far be it from me to be brief!!