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.

: : : : : : : : : : : :

Monday, April 18, 2011

Two things from Larry

Larry's Portugese family left the Azores and sailed to Hawaii in 1883.  This account is from the San Francisco Chronicle, since SF was the Suffolk's next port-of-call. It's considerably more harrowing than anything the Heschs endured, but as Larry says, they survived and eventually prospered.
I just wanted to show you another (non-German/Austrian/Polish) immigrant saga, and the conditions they had to endure compared to our ancestors.  Whew!

And here's something milder--a story from the Atlanta newspaper in 1911 (one hundred years ago!)  This was the south, about 40 years after the war between the states, but it was certainly a message boys got well into the 60s and 70s.  And, isn't it a bit creepy to expect a kid to "smile when he feels the tears coming"?  But then, most kids aren't as reasonable as little Bobby ends up being
Thanks, Larry!

No comments:

Post a Comment