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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Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Canadian Heschs

We know there's a whole contingent of Heschs in the Bruce county, Ontario area, but they came directly from Germany and don't seem to have any connections to ours, from Bohemia. The closest we've found is another Valentine Hesch who married a woman (Rosina Hoffarth) from Long Prairie, Mn. They lived up north (Brainerd/Ackley) and could easily have been completely unaware of Johann Hesch's clan....

But what Larry found concerns the SANDs, namely Joe and Charlie. Whatever made them try Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Canada? Charlie and his wife moved on, to Oregon and Washington, but Joe and Antonia stayed....

Could they have seen this ad? Larry speculates that it probably ran for

(BTW, I have it in pdf, if you're interested. Then you can read every glowing word!)

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