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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Friday, November 6, 2009

Rockwell knew it, too...

Census enumerators are just ordinary people writing down names and dates of ordinary people.  Conditions and memory would be different at every house!  We usually check the enumerator's signature at the top of the page--i.e., the 1880 census of a German-speaking population by J. D. Lachance promised lots of goofs.  There, Johann Hesch was recorded as Charles, and his 'kids' were 40, 30 and

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