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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Monday, July 19, 2010

Our Delightful ALASKA Contingent

HOORAY!!  The blog's turning into a virtual reunion ☺!

This weekend, I heard from a daughter of  this man...but here's the quick version of  how they fit:

Paul Hesch & Mary Otremba had a son, JOHN (in 1878)
John married Ket Mueller and their third child was PAUL (or FRANK) (b 1908)
Paul F. &  Anna Valentine  had a son named RAYMOND ( in 1931)
Raymond had two daughters, Elizabeth and OUR new connection, DEBORAH! (1955)

Raymond didn't talk much about life in Minnesota, and sadly, he died when Deborah was 18.  She really had no idea any of us existed, until she googled HESCH!

If anyone has more photos or recollections of John & Ket's son Paul, or Paul's son Raymond, please send them to me--we're building a pretty cool record of Hesch History right here on the internet!

WELCOME to the family, Deborah and Elizabeth!!

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