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, May 7, 2009

A Bohemian farmyard

Two photos (found on Flickr by Larry and combined by from a photo set of someones' trip to Dolni Zdar and Jindrichuv Hradec (Niedermuhl and Neuhaus), in 2007.

If you recall, villages there were/are a cluster of farm yards with long narrow fields stretching away from the back of each one. This would be a typical set up, I think...there are buildings along the left of the photo, too, see? There was a more formal gate to the street, and this one, to the fields.
Here's a plat map of a neighboring village, Deutsch Moliken (SE of Oberschlagles and Niedermuhl). See how the fields fan out?
Many more of these MAPS, HERE !

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