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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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Raymond Hesch 1931-1974

Whoa, it's tough to figure out, sometimes, HOW relatives fit...especially if his father was a Paul. But certainly, this young man was one of "ours".

His father was Paul, son of grandpa Anton's brother John Hesch & Ket Mueller. Paul, remember, was the boy pictured in the Hesch General Store, in 1914, as a 7 year old.
Paul married Anna Valentine in 1928 and they had six children, Ray being the third.
Raymond married and had 4 children with his wife Joyce. They lived in Concord, California, so most likely, there's a Hesch branch out there!

Added much later: this was a tragedy in a young life, for sure.

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