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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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Original pages from Math's Diary

Like most travelers, Math Hesch collected addresses of people he met in Europe in 1914, but he seems to have forgotten the most obvious ones like Franz Hortsch, the Otrembas in his mothers' hometown, and Lena Wiciak. Still, the names that are here tell us something, too: that he didn't think of getting addresses till they were in Amsterdam!

When he says in the diary, "Am using Van Belles pen"...we see who that was now, and the person who gave them tickets to the theater in Amsterdam was probably "R. Underberg". Was 'Wm Morgon' from Chicago the third American in the photo taken in Berlin?

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