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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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Grandma Lizzy's niece

I found this obit in today's online version of the Morrison County Record:

Hildegard J. Hoheisel, 96

Hildegard J. Hoheisel, a resident of Pierz, formerly of Lastrup, passed away Jan 15, 2012, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Jan. 20, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup with the Rev. David Maciej and the Rev. Bernard Kahlhamer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Hildegard was born May 20, 1915, in Buckman Township, Morrison County, to the late Henry and Magdalena ‘Sand’ Block. The family lived in Buckman Township for a few years and then moved to Granite Township near Lastrup where Hildegard attended District #38 country school. Following her schooling, she worked in Little Falls as a house keeper and nanny. Hildegard was united in marriage to Christ Hoheisel May 9, 1933, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup. The couple dairy farmed for over 60 years in the Lastrup area until the death of her husband, Christ, in 1995. She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Pierz Villa during the1960s. Hildegard continued to live on the family farm until moving to the Pierz Villa in 2008. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting and crocheting pot holders. She was a great cook. Sweet bread and her delicious cinnamon rolls were family favorites, along with her pickles. She also enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with all her family. Hildegard was a member of St. John’s Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup, parish Christian Mothers and served on the District #62 School Board for many years.
Hildegard J. Hoheisel is survived by her son, Robert ‘Bob’ ‘Kay’ Hoheisel of Lastrup; daughter, Joanne ‘Jim’ Fischer of Lastrup; daughter-in-law, Katherine ‘Katie’ Hoheisel of Hillman; sister, Loretta ‘Betty’ Krych of Harding; sisters-in-law, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Block of Pierz and Donna Block of Little Falls; 24 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Hildegard was preceded in death by her husband, Christ, March 27, 1995; parents, Henry and Magdalena Block; sons, Wilfred and Gerald Hoheisel; five brothers; three sisters; and two great-grandchildren, Brittany Tretter and Matthew McNamara.
Honorary casketbearers will be the 16 granddaughters. Casketbearers will be the eight grandsons.
 Elizabeth Sand's younger sister Lena was her bridesmaid when she married Anton Hesch in 1910.  Later, Lena married Henry Block, and this woman, Hildegard, was one of her daughters.  
Just think: Hildegard was born the same year as mom, 1915.

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