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, January 6, 2017

Carolann Hesch 1939-2016

It's such an strange feeling to say goodbye to a cousin, even one I rarely saw once we were both adults.  Carol was Math & Eileen's older daughter, born 10 years before I was.  She and her sister Bev were "the big girls".   
When she was a young bride living on the edge of Bay Lake, I spent a couple weeks there one summer, to be company for Carol & Dave's foster daughter.  We played a lot of Black Jack that summer.  I was 13, so wow, she was only 23.

Carol lived in Crosby, Mn.  She had chronic health problems in the last 25 years or so, and passed away in the nursing home there.  There'll be a memorial service sometime later according to Aunt Eileen.  
About 1943

About 1954

RIP Carol

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