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 15, 2009

Beach and Sentinel Butte, North Dakota

The idea that immigrant families from villages in Europe settled near each other when they got here seems to be verified by the familiar names in these obituaries. While the towns are in North Dakota, the people came from Waumandee, Little Falls and Pierz.
This first one is from January, 1963....
...and this one, from 1942....

And here, a Zinsli from Waumandee, in 1937.
Checking a map of North Dakota, Golden Valley is a county, and Beach is the last town before Montana on I-94. Wow!
(Thanks to Larry, our intrepid obit finder!)

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