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, September 19, 2014

Don't they look familiar?

A good part of the thrill of researching and writing this blog is the connections made with people we'd otherwise never even know about.  Case in point: 

Sibs Deb and Sandra are descendants of family we wrote about HERE and HERE.  Sandra emailed in May 2013 to say the wedding picture on that second link is of their parents, Edward & Elenore Scherman ☺. Edward's mom was Mamie Otremba Sherman, who's dad was Karl Otremba, son of Johann Otremba, brother of our Anton Karl was dad's grandma's cousin.  Got that? (For the Genealogical Purists among us, the "common ancestor" we share with Deb and Sandra is Johann Georg Otremba (& Susanne Preussner) from Groditz, Tillowitz, Schleisen, Prussia).

Even cooler is that I met them in Little Falls this week, and we drove over to Pierz, strolled the cemetery behind the church, and then went for pie, coffee and talk.  It was great fun, and they're every bit as nice as they look.  We sat and traded facts and stories for quite awhile, and I left feeling like we've known each other always.  We come from good people, ya know?  

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