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, March 8, 2012

Wow--Polish Church Books

OK!  Here's your big chance to help Larry and me find relatives' records.  The site we've linked to often, Family Search, has digitized church records online from our relatives' area of Silesia (Poland).  To jump into the books, starting with births from the last day of 1826 , click HERE.  
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Here're most of the names to look for....and yes, the book was printed in German, with entries written in Suetterlin like those in Bohemia, but most of these people were ethnic Poles. Anton Otremba was born in Groder on June 13, 1828, and his wife Catherine Schallwig was born in Guschwitz April 26, 1827.  I'm not sure if this book is the right one, but it's a good place to start.

(Hey, if novices like Larry and me can figure it out, so can YOU!)

1 comment:

  1. Deciphering those names is so far beyond my ken, that I admire you two weirdos the more.......That is a compliment, as I love passion the most. Send me love, as my sweet parner appears to be having a stroke. Sent love helps the heart. You, Su, I so like; please send me some from afar.