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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Friday, December 3, 2010

Sister ship to the Olympic

Two of dad's uncles, Math and Theo, went to Europe in 1914 on the RMS Olympic, which was built along side the Titanic with the same design..  Of course you recall the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in 1912....which made Math nervous for the whole ride, with good reason.  Click here to read the Memorial Edition.  Wow, huh?

(For Math and Theo's story, click DIARY on the left sidebar).

1 comment:

  1. When I first read the headline, I thought you had come up with some scheme to send The Planned One to the Olympics. Hmmm....