That's probably what's happening here. We posted what we'd found, but it evidently wasn't settled in Larry's mind or mine. We're kinda like squirrels burying walnuts in the yard and forgetting where we left em...
Who was Martin Hesch?
The mystery of Martin Hesch
Now, one untouched part of this mystery is Martin's wife Mathilda. We found that her parents were Peter Nelles and Mathilda May, and that she was born in St Michael, Minnesota (halfway to the cities from here).
By 1880, this couple had seven kids:
Mathilda (11), John (9), Math (7), Edward (5), Kate (3), Anna (2) and Margret (4 months).
As far as the others go, we haven't followed up because we figure Mathilda's husband Martin Hesch was a nephew of our great great grandfather John, so only Paul's cousin (not his brother). Martin's dad was probably Anton or Ignatz Hesch, and so his grandpa, too, was Martin...the one born in 1790.
OK, so why post about Marthin AGAIN? Because I hope someday a descendant of his and Mathilda's will end up here and recognize that Martin wasn't forgotten, and that we tried to find who he was. Maybe this winter I'll go back to the Cesky Archivs to find his birth in the church books, too.