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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Thursday, December 8, 2011

No contest at all ☺

I know we're not competing over WHO discovers the best stuff here on Hesch History, but the accolades balance is just a little teeny-tiny bit skewed in one person's direction, ya know?

So of course I had to do some (almost) totally independent research...☺  You'll be THRILLED to know I found the answer to your latest burning question:
Basically, all the villages our ancestors came from
(A little background on the Martin mystery, HERE and some interesting info on villages in "our" part of south Bohmen back then:  our two villages--Oberschlagles and Neidermuhl--were both on the  Nežárka river.    Obviously, one means Upper- and the other means Lower-(and according to Herman, Schlagles means bends or twists, in a river).  
Ok, they weren't really trying for poetry.
 Anyway, we've been concentrating on Heschs from Oberschlagles in the Jindrichuv Hradec parish books, but this week our Austrian relative, Heinz Binder, emailed.  He wanted to show Su where some of her Waneks were born in Bohemia, and he cc to me.  Since we know Waneks and Heschs were neighbors over the years, I looked there too.

My comes the dawn moment was here, in a village called Niederschlagles or Dolni Lhota, in the next parish, Straz nad Nezarkou.  The parish borders had changed; I found 4 Hesch babies born there between 1854 and 1859...our Heschs!
 Here, on the 10th of November 1859, a priest named Johann Bargt (?) baptized MARTIN HESCH (Catholic, male, legitimate).  The baby's father was BARTHOLOMAUS HESCH, farmer, from Oberschlagles #24.  ___ ___ ___ ___, son of MARTIN HESCH, Citizen (?) of Oberschlagles #24 and Elizabeth born Wolf from Diabling #44.

Now I realize you're a little confused--how do they all fit again?
My dad was the son of Anton Hesch (*1883)
who was the son of Paul Hesch (*1846)
who was the son of Johann Hesch (*1818)
who was the son of Martin Hesch (*1790)
who was the son of Paul Hesch (*c 1760)

So baby Martin's grandpa Martin had a son named Bartholomaus, and one named Johann.  The baby grew up, came to Minnesota in 1883, and showed up in the
Little Falls township census of 1885.
He was Johann's nephew, and great grandpa Paul's cousin.

YAY, ME!! 

BTW, this was Heinz' message ☺
 "Niederschlagles ist  Dolni LhotaPfarre Stratz nad Nezarkou. Read  Geburtsbuch  1852-1891 Buch 19,
Index: Wanek bei Page 2,5,9,12,15,36,89 bei Aufnagme 120 Index W. Plato ist Glatz. LG Heinz"

Thanks AGAIN, Heinz!
THE REST OF THE STORY, with Larrys help, of course:

  Ok, cousin Martin Hesch married Mathilda Nelles in Pierz in about 1896, and they soon had a daughter they named Mary Mathilda Hesch.  Evidently, Martin died about 1908, and Mathilda (Nellis) Hesch married a man named Mathias Schuckweiler.  In the 1930 census from Aitkin, Minnesota, Larry found Math (65) and Mathilda (63) with a grandson, James K Hesch (9).  Evidently, Mary had a baby but didn't marry...or, in those years, maybe she fought for suffrage and being a feminist, kept her own name?

   Anyway, that son, James Kenneth, must have named his own son James Kenneth Hesch, too.  According to other tidbits found on Facebook's Hesch Club, James II lives in Canada, and is about my age ☺.  

1910-Daughter Mary Hash lives with Math & Mathilda Schuckweiler in Maywood,
Benton Co, Mn.

1920-Math & Mathilda Schuckweiler, and daughter Mary in Maywood, Benton Co, Mn.

1930- Math & Mathilda (Nellis-Hesch) Schuckweiler, and grandson James live in Aitkin, Mn.
THANKS, Larry--really! How COOL is this?

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