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.
The elusive JOHANN HESCH remains...elusive in the Rosec Parish church record books from Bohemia. But, we found the birth record of MARIA SCHLINZ, who was Paul's mother, so she'd be my great great grandmother. Wanna see?
BTW, in my head I was disparaging the priest in Hatzken for mis-placing Johann's birth, but now, looking again, that Johann Hesch isn't mine anyway. The Johann in the Rosec books was born in 1790, and in 1819, at 29, he was in the Austrian military, and marrying a woman named Anna.....so, NOT my Johann.
We've deduced that my Great great grandfather Johann Hesch was the son of Martin Hesch and Elizabeth Wolf, and that Martin was born in Weissenbach, parish of Cimer, Bohemia, the son of Paul and Weronica Hesch. It would make sense that Johann would name his son Paul, after his grandfather.