I didn't realize, till Heinz drove us there, how close the farm would have been to the castle. On the present day map below, I'm pretty sure the gray rectangles are the factory that replaced the farm ca 1948, when the communist regime took over.
So, who was this Hesch? I know we had a tax list from Bohemia from the mid-1600s that a friend looked up in the Bohemian Society Library in
St Paul. It mentioned a Jiri Hesch, as a serf and also as a landowner. It didn't make sense, and now I can't find it..argh. Was it him? We'll do more research, of course ☺
|Part of an 1828 cadastral map|
Can you imagine the hof?