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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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hesch vs. Hirsch

Here's one of the interesting problems of understanding the record books in southern Bohemia: there was an extremely prolific family named HIRSCH in the same areas our HESCHs were living.  Click on the pic and see if you can tell the difference!
The first line says:
Hesch Wenzl the son of Hesch Paul  (folia 68, born 1802)
and the second line says:
Hirsch Mathias son of Simon Hirsch (folia 7, born 1804)

In this particular index (1790-1842) in Cimer (Shamers) parish, the entire first page of H's is Hirsch births.  Made my eyes itch, I tell ya....


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