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, July 6, 2009

They walked here

THIS is the village where Johann and Maria (Schlinz) Hesch lived, where they had kids, and it's the village they left behind. Did Paul, Mathias and Anton play in this road? Did they walk this way to bury the little boy, Bartholomeus, who died of scarlet fever? Was theirs one of THESE houses?
Oberschlagles is 4,637 miles from central Minnesota, as the crow flies.....for sure, YOU can make it to the reunion!
(33 days left)

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