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, January 26, 2010

Our BINDER connection

Remember this man?  The patron saint of "Obsessed South Bohemian Genealogists", Fr. Josef Binder....who rose thru the priestly ranks in Prague, wrote a book about the market town of Schamers, Bohemia, and who happened to be a little obsessed himself with preserving the family names he found in an almost illegible church book.  (We made him a saint, not the
The way blogs work, you can leave a comment on any post and I'll be notified by email.  That's what happened this week, when Heinz Binder, in Austria, googled "Binder" and found references to the name here on Hesch History.  He left a comment along with a link to his online family tree.

Ok, you ask, IS there Binder blood in our veins?  Exactly how related are we to the Saint??
Sadly, a few baptisms and Great grandpa Pauls' cousins' wife might be our only contact with St. Binder. There goes our collective 15 minutes of fame.

The HESCH was Peter, whose parents were Johann Hesch and Maria Binder....probably related, but farther back than we've traced, and from a side-branch of our Hesch tree.
(These images are clickable, and came from the SRA TREBON books.  That'll take you to the page, ok?)

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