We have a good record of Mary Otremba--we have pictures, and even her obit:
But of Mary's mother-in-law (Paul, Mathias and Anton's mom) Maria Schlinz, we have little information. She's traceable thru ships lists and census forms once they were in the United States, but only as the wife of John Hesch.In the church books from Horni Pena Parish, in Bohemia, we have this from Paul's birth:
On the birth records of Mathias, Anton and Bartolomeus, her mother was recorded only as 'Elizabeth, born in Ratibotschitz', too. It's possible Elizabeth "didn't have" a father.
Hmm. I haven't gone looking in the church books for awhile! Maybe by now, we can find out more about her family.
(Edit: The books we think we need are in the parish of Rosec, but they're still working on the "N" parishes......L M N O P Q R...only 4 letters to go!)