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, May 24, 2009

An apology to the ancestors

All my life, I thought that the early Hesch family in Minnesota was too busy surviving to bother with education beyond what was necessary. Well, I was WRONG.

There's a website called VIVARIUM , and if you click it, you'll see a page of HESCH references from school newspapers at St Johns and St Benedicts, starting in in September 1894....with Frank Hesch. (They're mostly lists of commendations for good deportment during the last month, but still...) Turns out, both Frank and Paul (Grandpa Anton's brothers) went to high school at St Johns.

And then, in 1907, there's this:

Wow. Paul was class of '03, and Frank was class of '97?

BTW, don't miss checking out the other collections on VIVARIUM. Click "HOME", upper left.

(Wanna guess who found this page?)

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