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 24, 2009

Valentine Hesch 1880-1946

Because Roger is Valentine Hesch's grandson, he has pictures of them, and their children, but evidently not the other kids. This is Valentine Hesch and Lena Dittrich on their wedding day, 20th November 1907. I'm glad he didn't keep that part-in-the-middle, aren't you?
From newspaper accounts of their life together, we know they had lots of parties and gatherings at their house...or else, they knew the local reporter,
This is 38 years later, in 1945. Do YOU see any "Hesch" in him? When you compare him with his brother John, in the family picture below, his profile is stocky where John's is taller. Seems like Val took after his dad, and John took after his uncle Paul...
MAN, how nice of Roger to share these!!

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