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.
Doesn't this picture just make you smile? The groom is my dad's brother Ted Hesch, and the bride is Mildred Rau, our wonderful Aunt Millie. Everybody in the pic seems to realize what a fun combo they were, and would be over the next 50+ years. Ted and Millie were each others' perfect foils, I think. She was Gracie Allen to his George Burns (and if you get that reference, you're old!) Left to right: Henry Hesch, Rosie Hesch, Ted & Millie, Fronie Hesch and Ted's twin brother, Matt.