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.
This is the citizenship intent declaration of our great great grandfather John Hesch, renouncing loyalty to the Emperor of Austria. It was November 6th, 1871, Buffalo Co, Wisconsin. His signature was so old world,
Dunno if this appeared to anyone else, but the left column here was vibrating and making me nuts. Turns out its a problem only with the Followers gadget, in Chrome. Sheesh. So I moved it to the bottom, below the labels, and the prob is solved ☺ Yay!