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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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The little sod house on the prairie

This photo has been in Sue's collection for years: the John and Katie Hesch family in North Dakota, when he was looking for a cure for what ailed him (Rheumatism, seems like)...with children Agnes, Mary and Paul as a baby in Katies lap. It would have been 1908-09, since the 1910 census shows 4 children, with the youngest 2 born in North Dakota, and Laura at 6 months old.
Thanks again to SUE, and to my "auto level"

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