I am related to the Parsch family from Austria/Prussia and Wisconsin, I'm the 3rd great-granddaughter of Franz Joseph Parsch who was the father of Francis Parsch, born 1831, who was married to Frances Heikel (or Kickel), born about 1837.
Francis (Frank) and Frances were married in La Crosse County, Wisconsin on May 18, 1861 and had six children born in Wisconsin. One of their daughters, Amelia Parsch, stayed in Wisconsin and married Peter Graw.
A book: Title: History of Vernon county, Wisconsin, Published: 1884, page 478
"Frank Parsch, one of the most prosperous farmers in the town of Bergen, was born in Austria, in 1831. In 1856 he came to America, and in the same year followed..."
Frank and Frances moved to Brown County, South Dakota. The book:
"Warner Township", page 174, has a photograph of Frank John Parsch extended family, 1899. Author: Helen J. Bergh.
Book text, portion of page 174:
"In 1886, ... The same year Frank John Parsch brought his family from Wisconsin and bought in the township. His children, Gus, John, Henry, and Anna married four Angerhofers. The Gus Parsch family had six children, George, Wesley, Frank, Herbert, Don, and Emma Grover, most of them living in Aberdeen."
I have visited the grave-site of the Graw family in Monroe County, Wisconsin where Amelia is buried. I would love to have more information on the Parsch family and the Heikel family in Austria/Prussia if anyone has some. Thanks!
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