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.
Friday night, Larry and I realized that the digital archives OF BOHEMIAN PARISH RECORDS finally published the village we were waiting for. We'd seen references to villages in Rosec parish, the next parish west of Niedermuhl and Oberschlagles.
We found the birth of Johann Hesch, Pauls father and our great grandfather.
Ok, we found it in the index, but the record book (#1) is evidently not done yet...lol He was born in 1818 in Hatzken (now Hatin). We've found maps, too, and the 1828 plat map of the village (27 houses). HESCHs lived in #5.
BTW, I found 41 Heschs in the index from 1786 to 1846...a Josef Hesch died in 1846, and that's the last HESCH entry except for a Franz Hes in 1850. Maybe they all left for Amerika then.....