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, July 11, 2010

Otrembas in Poland

Here's a wonderful Falkenburg site Larry found recently.  There are photos of the sort of crop land Anton Otremba knew there, and if you poke around (try different links on the left)  you'll find more pictures and facts.

It's so COOL that local people over there are posting this kind of history for us.  Sure, it's not JUST for us, but it helps to make a great-great grandfather more real,huh?

If you remember Maths diary from their trip to Europe in 1914, then you might remember they got off the train in SABIN, the nearest station to Guschwitz.  Sabin is bottom left, see?  THIS was the Otremba homeland.

BTW, here's where SCHMOLKEs came from, in case you're interested!

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