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, September 7, 2009


Sue emailed this week to say that she'd gone to visit a Suess uncle of hers. He said, among other things, that Ket (Mueller) Hesch was the midwife in Buckman back then. If I'd ever thought about it, I just assumed the doc delivered babies...

He also said that Ket "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…." lol

And, talking with Uncle Tony yesterday, I mentioned the Kulig family and how 'married-in' to the Hesch family they were. He explained that when Irene Hesch (Math and Holka's daughter) married Gene Kulig, Leo Karash became her Uncle, since his sister Margaret was Gene's mom.
In other words, think common ancestor here:
Michael Karasch was the father of Leo and Margaret, ok? And Paul Hesch was the grandfather of Irene and Fronie Hesch, who were cousins. Fronie married Leo, and Irene Married Gene.
No, that doesn't make it clearer, but it's the best I can
Irene Hesch and Eugene Kulig wedding...abt 1950?

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