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, October 17, 2009

Andrew Suess 1867-1962

Thank goodness for the Works Progress Administration. In 1937, out-of-work writers were given jobs recording biographies of local pioneers and early settlers. What an invaluable legacy they created!

Here, John Schmolke interviewed Andrew Suess:

Who was Andrew Suess in HH? He was a widower who married Ket (Mueller) Hesch, the widow of John Hesch, in 1927. Later, his son Joseph married Ket's daughter Agnes, and they had two children--Joan and James.
And, Joan was the mother of our SUE!

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