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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Friday, May 8, 2009

Paul Frank Hesch 1907-1955

Yes, ANOTHER Paul...

This cute little boy is my grandpa Anton's brother John's son, Paul. The photo is from the Hesch Store Postcard from 1914 (it's here--scroll WAY down).

We think this is Paul too, on the right...maybe 2 years earlier.
Paul was born in North Dakota, when his parents lived in that sod house, but now, he's back in Minnesota. Going hunting, maybe?

The girl in this photo is Pauls' sister Agnes while she was at school in Duluth. Sue thinks Paul may have been visiting in this picture...what a nice boy!
Eventually, Paul met and married Anna Valentine. She was born in Pierz, the daughter of Matt Valentine and Catherine Suntag. Anna was born 13 May 1910 and died in Waite Park, Mn on 21 January 1994.

Paul was born 7 June 1907, and died 25 September 1955, in Stearns Co, Mn. He and Anna had 6 kids:

Arlene, Donald, Raymond, Rosemary, Hilary and Lenore.

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