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, November 6, 2011

Oberschlagles & Neidermuhl, Revisited

When Larry and I were first discovering the villages my Hesch ancestors claimed, we found pictures of parts of them, like one of the main intersection, and another of the mill.  A pic of the chapel showed it alone on a little hill.  I never put the separate photos together in my head, to try to understand how they related to each other, ya know?
But yesterday, Larry found a website with air-photos of various villages in southern Czech Republic.  THERE it is, along the river, in Dolni Zdar (formerly Neidermuhl, Bohemia).  If you use Chrome, it'll translate the site automatically, but if not, the villages are arranged alphabetically by their Czech name, so Oberschlagles is Horni Lhota.  
BTW, I believe Johannes Hesch and Marya Schlinz were married in that little chapel.  Cool, huh?

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