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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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

John Docken

Remember the farm Math Hesch and Mary Tetiva rented as a young couple? It was the Docken place, just west of the Hesch homeplace. Civil war hero John had died a year before, at the age of 77.
They'd moved to Little Falls, so I expect that's where they're buried.

And yes, the book even had a picture of them:

Pretty cool.

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