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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Monday, June 15, 2009

The Waumandee Heschs

A little re-cap here: Three brothers came here from Bohemia: Paul, Mathias and Anton.
Most of the blog so far has been about Paul, who settled in Buckman and died in 1900.
Anton, the youngest brother, had no kids, and died in 1911.

Mathias settled in Waumandee, Wisconsin, married and had 10 kids. In 1911, he inherited Anton's farm, so they moved to Agram township, west of Pierz with 5 of those kids. The oldest 5 had families of their own, in Waumandee and nearby towns.....

Valentine Hesch, (1880-1946), married Lena Dittrich.
Elizabeth Hesch (1883-1962), married Val Sendelbach.
Katherine Hesch (1884-1968) married Frank Walek.
Mary Hesch (1886) married Ed Wagner.
Agnes Hesch (1886) married Ed Berndt.

John J Hesch (1890-1977) married Cecilia Otremba, in Pierz.
Rose Hesch (1893-1916), died at 23 in Pierz of "lung troubles".
Anna Hesch (1894-1968) married John A Rauch, in Pierz.
Lillian Hesch (1895) married Wm. Block, in Pierz.
Clara Hesch (1899-1930) died at 31 in a hospital in Minneapolis.

It's interesting that in those days, if someone was sick (Rose, and Clara), you simply kept them at home and tried your best to cure what ailed them. If that didn't work, a hospital was where they died. Clara's obit says
Here's Elizabeth's obit from after a whole lifetime we didn't know about:

June 14, 2013 addition:

YAY!! We heard this week from Kathleen, a Waumandee/Sendelbach connection ☺.  Here's a little insight she included about a couple who lived and died there. ( "Elizabeth Hesch" here was Mathias' daughter, so Big Grandpa Anton's first cousin).

"My Great Uncle Valentine Peter Sendelbach married Elizabeth Hesch on 09 Feb 1904.  I remember visiting Elizabeth & Valentine a few times when I was quite young.  My father was very fond of Valentine and Elizabeth.  As I recall both Valentine and Elizabeth were very special warm people.  Valentine was tall and quite slim and Elizabeth was very short and rounded, quite the cute couple.  They seem to always have such loving concern for the other.  When Elizabeth passed away 14 February of 1962, family members said that Valentine missed Elizabeth immensely and couldn't go on without his wife of 58 years.  Valentine died 2 March 1962".  

WOW, thank you Kathleen!

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