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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Saturday, November 19, 2011

A wedding in Dolni Zdar (Neidermuhl)

We're in the middle of the season's first snowfall.  The roads are decidedly slippery so it's a sign stay home and update YOU, right?
 This week, we were re-tuned to Bohemia because of a DVD recorded in Shamers historic chapel that I forwarded to Su.  That made Larry investigate if there was anything new added online re: our villages of Neidermuhl or Oberschlagles...and wow!  There's a Youtube video of a wedding that took place  in DZ, this fall ☺ (31 August 2011)!
I hope this lovely young couple wouldn't mind if we watch--the ceremony itself isn't recorded--just some kissing, and a little of the crowd.  The chapel and river are shown at the beginning, tho--places Johann and Marya Hesch and their sons Paul, Mathias and Anton would recognize instantly.
LOL...I've watched it often enough now that I think the bride and/or groom could be family.
And wow, there's a second video, showing their reception, in the rain.  Looks like some great food and a terrific  band and some traditional bride/groom activities.  We think Johann and Marya probably fed each other soup and sawed wood together, just like this sweet couple.
We wish them a long happy life together, even if we're not related ☺.

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