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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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Even the anchor was special

I spent a major chunk of my life completely oblivious to the fact there was a  ship called the Olympic. I knew about the Titanic (who didn't?) but here was her sister ship, which happened to carry great uncles Math & Theo to Europe on the trip of their lives in 1914.   Funny how once you're aware of something, any other mention of it catches your eye.  Yesterday, I was flipping thru the pages of the September, 1911 issue of Popular Science magazine, as you do, and, woohoo, I found this: 

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