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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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More from Luxembourg 1848

Here's the birth record of Peter and Angelique's first son, John Peter Sandt.  Yes, he was almost 9 months premature, but he survived and emmigrated with his parents and 3 sibs about 1856-57.  They eventually settled in LeSauk township, Minnesota (Now, Sartell), where six more sibs were born.

Translating these records, we've become aware of the influence France, Belgium and Germany had/has on Luxembourg.  The name "Angelique" is French, "Stoltz" sounds German, and the Mohimonts evidently came from Belgium.  Were the SANDTs always from Luxembourg? 

1 comment:

  1. Interesting document. I've noticed the same national influences.

    My Lenertz ancestors came from Luxembourg to Minnesota as well, I just haven't been as successful crossing the pond just yet.