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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Sunday, May 25, 2014


Frank Mischke c 1925
This is neat: We received a note from Joy yesterday concerning her links to the Mischke family.  Remember, she sent pictures and information last November...and she's looking for the assistance of a triple M: a Male Minnesota Mischke descendant to take a DNA test:
"I wanted to let you know that one of the Mischke descendants (my mother's 1st cousin Jim Mischke) has agreed to do his paternal line "Y-DNA" testing at FTdna (FamilyTreeDNA).  Do you know if anyone else from the Minnesota Mischke line have done any DNA testing?  If so, it would be interesting to compare and see if they are in the same Haplogroup.  You might put out the word on your blog, and find out if there are any volunteers for the Y-dna test.  I would be willing to sponsor it".
So there ya go!  If you happen to google MISCHKE and end up here on HH, and you're a Mischke guy (or know one) who'd want to scrape a few cheek cells,  email me and I'll contact Joy, ok?
(marlysky at gmail dot com)   Thanks, Joy!

Evidently comments aren't working right now, but here's what Joy would have added ☺ :

Thanks Marlys!  Hopefully someone will be interested in doing the Y-dna test for a comparison of the two Mischke lines.  We all should have descended from George Miszke and Catharina Kubin, ca1700's, Ellguth-Tillowitz, Kr. Falkenberg, Schlesien.  Jim Mischke was very excited about the idea, especially since there are some family legends that might be proved - or disproved - by the test results.  Warm regards from cousin Joy

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