When John Oesch was born on 5 July 1867, in Hay Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada, his father, Menno Oesch, was 29 and his mother, Susanna Meyer, was 22. He had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with Annie Theiler. He lived in Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 3 January 1944, in Zurich, Bluewater, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hay Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada.
Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Hans, Kurt.
Swiss German: cognate of German Esch .
History: This is the name of a Swiss Mennonite family, among the Mennonites in the US also spelled e.g. Esch and Eash . Mennonites bearing the name Oesch immigrated to North America mainly in the 19th century (from Germany). There were also several other immigrants from Switzerland and Germany.