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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Sunday, February 21, 2010

What does ZILLERTALER mean?

Ich weiß es nicht!

Watching the DVDs Heinz sent and not understanding most of the words is frustrating, but a few of them are used often, so I begin to recognize them.  For instance, "Zillertal" and "Zillertaler". I had to google

Wikipedia says it's a region of the Alps, drained by the Ziller River--aha!  It's a beautiful area for tourists in the summer and skiiers in the winter.  Here's the official Zillertal website.  Another word Heinz used often is Tyrol, and evidently, the Zillertal area is part of Tyrol, Austria. the way, I was finally able to capture a few still pictures from Heinz' videos--these are from the second one.

Raimond, about to yodel..........................Heinz and Raimond

The incredible view...............................a Binder farm

The chapel and cemetery in Sant Johann.......a village 'Octoberfest', I guess

  One of the click-clack windmills..........and a pasture of Lipizanners!
I did understand the names of these two little girls: Daniela and Michela Binder, and that this little girl was "Maliss":
THANK YOU, Heinz!  Now, I just need to capture some pictures from the first DVD about Schamers and Neuhaus.  (Later...turns out being able to capture these images was a fluke.  I can't get ManyCam to do it again....sorry!)

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