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, March 8, 2015

A book about Sr Laura!

WOW!  This week, I heard from Sr Owen Lindblad OSB, that she'd finished the book she was writing about Sr Laura (aka grandpa Anton's older sister, Theresa).  We have lots of posts here on HH about Sr Laura, who died in 1972.  (Scroll down to find her label on the left, or type "Sr Laura" in the search box, above).  You'll find her story from my perspective, but the new book will be her story from the Benedictine angle. It should be different, and cool!
Sr Owen said the manuscript still needs to be approved by the Leadership Team at the monastery, but that she'll let me know about its progress....and of course, I'll post that here.
Oh, and the name of the new book?  "SO FAR, SO GOOD" ☺.  


  1. That is awesome. I hope they agree to publish it without too much editing!!!

  2. Hi, Sioux ☺! Sr Owen said the book now is about 40 typed pages and 20 pages of photos, some of which she expects won't be included. She's locally well known for writing church histories and articles for the SCTimes, so the Leadership Team already knows she has no axes to grind. It ought to be a good read, huh?