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 3, 2011

Heschs and Quilts

I don't know that any Hesch women were really into quilt-making.  Gramma made a few, but it was never an art form for her--it was practical, and a good way to use scraps of fabric.

Heschs did, however, have the good sense to marry quilters--like dad's Uncle John who married Aunt Ket, not to mention Ket's son Johnny Boy who married Alice Jansen.  How do we know that?

Well! Larry found some interesting family history in a book about quilting in Minnesota.  This is info we wouldn't know if it wasn't for quilting and LARRY ☺!

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