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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Saturday, February 14, 2009


In case you've tried the CESKEARCHIVY site, and were confused about how it works, here's a quick tutorial.

That link'll get you to this page. For more difficulty, click the "Deutsch" or "Cesky" flags, but for English, leave it as it is, and click the "Littera scripta manet" button.

The next page looks like this:
Menu on the left, you want "Parish registers", ok? Click that...

..and then,
"Roman Catholic Church"

From this point, you can click any of the letters. They
stand for parishes in Bohemia, but of course they're not all relevant to the search for HESCHs.
(Somewhere in here, you'll need to install ZOOMIFY on your computer to access the books. DO IT!)
We show up mostly in Cimer and Horni Pena, in the district of Jindřichův Hradec, but we haven't scoured ALL the books there, so have at it!

Here, I've selected the H's, for Horni Pena--just LOOK at all the parishes to choose from!

When you click the words HORNI PENA,
you'll get a list of all the years and books they've
digitized from that parish.
Book 8, image 164 will show you a familiar family name. Page around--its really FUN!

You're welcome!

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