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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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ok, I know--now, what to DO with the info?

Larry and I were IMing, and we were mentioning all the cool small things we've discovered while searching this family...for instance, he read in an old geology book online that the Center Valley Creamery drilled a well, and hit solid rock at 35 feet. Woohoo!

He found, also, that an Otremba worked for Charles Lindbergh, Sr., the lawyer in Little Falls... and I found this:
A Hesch birth in 1917, with no name. That would have been after the twins in 1915, and before Fronie, in 1919. It has to be the missing child everyone has debated for years, huh?

Oh, and this: A poster from Amsterdam, in 1914. We know Math and Theo were there early that summer, but was this playing? And, would they have gone to an operetta??

Here's another thing we've noticed: The pin Lena was wearing on her sister Elizabeth's wedding day. It was 1910, well before there was any other meaning to it except luck and German solidarity.
And...a man who could very well be related: He was born in Elbeteinitz, a German village about 40 miles east of Prague, or 50 miles from Oberschlagles. He was a famous bass, born in 1860.

Go to THIS PAGE to hear him sing (Scroll to the bottom).

LOL...I'll add more fun stuff as we find it!

MORE THANKS to my favorite researcher, Larry!

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