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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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The village in Bohemia that Heschs left

I've posted this site before, I think, but Larry found they've added new panoramas from September, this year.  Be sure to click on the map as well, to see where the mill was from the main road, and DO view it full screen.  It's fascinating!

Mill Race in Czech Republic

Here, you can scroll around the Mill in the little village of Dolni Zdar, Czech Republic.  When Paul, Mathias and Anton Hesch left Bohemia with their parents around 1860, this mill would have been very familiar to them.

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