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, June 16, 2010

A proclamation, recorded by Heinz

Copy of the Record of 1654 from the Provost's Archive Neuhaus
 I, Johan Joachim Graf Slavata of Chlum and Koschberg,  Sovereign of the House HESCH court in Ottenschlag Confess Public with this letter, therefore, the after his Todt, HESCH of the I, his son Eltister HESCH the II would, on Mr HESCH inherited his farm. He and his descendants provide afar, the castle kitchen.  
This happened at the castle at Neuhaus, Anno 1654    
Hans Joachim Graff Slawata m.p

The translation isn't perfect, but you get the meaning--it's a proclamation stating that the office of provisioner was granted to a Hesch, and that his son could inherit the farm and position. 

(BTW,  I doubt that the son's name was Eltister--it's probably a Google Translate goof ).  
(Aha!  Heinz says the term Eltister  means "eldest son" ☺).

Thanks for this, Heinz!

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