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, July 22, 2009

Aunt Ket--The Later Years

These pictures were probably from the late 40s or early 50s--Katherina Mueller Hesch Suess died in 1956 at 75.

I wonder what became of that quilt? Was it for family, or to be auctioned at the church bazaar? It looks pretty intricate, and you KNOW it was all hand-done.

LOL...that must have been HER chair, huh?

Note added later:
Sue visited a Suess relative of hers, and he said that Ket was the local midwife--that she attended most all the births around Buckman. Also, "..she spoke High German while Andrew spoke Austrian German. Katherine could speak both but when she got visiting with her sister(s) Andrew would just scoff that he could not understand a word of it…."

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