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, March 28, 2009

Theodore Anton Hesch, 1889 to 1982

Funny, I probably met Ted somewhere along the line, but have no recollection of it--which probably would have been true on his part, too. We were both present at the Golden Wedding in 1960, and Ted outlived my own dad, so it's possible he was at dad's funeral. Still, memorializing him and his sibs here makes me feel like we're keeping them alive, doesn't it?

This is the "Ted" who accompanied Math to Europe in 1914. My slim memories are of a dapper man in a suit and fedora. I think of him as the brother who tried farming for a few years, but who chose to work for the railroad instead. When he married Rosalia Dehler in about 1920, they moved to Minneapolis, and made their lives there.

This photo would have been in about 1950 or so, while visiting Math and family in Buckman, and below, on the day of the Golden Wedding, in 1960.

Irene included these pictures of Rosalia (Dehler) and Theodore Hesch, too. He looks about 50 here, so they're probably from about 1940.

There HAVE to be more stories about Ted...please add them by clicking "comments", or email me and I'll add to this post. Thanks!

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