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, March 15, 2009

OTREMBAs in Kattowitz in 1914

Yes, there were many Otrembas who didn't emmigrate to America. This is from the local 'phonebook', though most didn't have phones yet. It lists their occupations, and the village they lived in, or near.

And, no, these are not ALL of 'em.

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