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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Friday, October 26, 2012

Sr Laura in Browerville, c. 1915

This is pretty cool: Grandpa's sister Theresa became Sr Laura, OSB.  Here she is in one of her first teaching positions, in Browerville, Mn, with the 8th grade graduating class.  The boy in front on the right is her nephew Louis Gottwalt.  How did that happen?  His family lived in Rice, Mn. I'll have to ask Lynn, whom we have to THANK for this beautiful photo ☺!

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