The MIKE SAND Family, c.
Grandma Elizabeth is second from the left here. Her parents were Michael Sand (born 1852) from Schoenfels, Luxembourg, and Louisa Rausch (born 1854) in Shedliske, Prussia.
The names of the kids, according to Great Aunt Lena:
L to R-- John, Elizabeth, Ann, Veronica, Joseph, Frank, Mary, Magdalena, Angelica, and Charles.
Ann became Sr. Teresita OSB and Mary became Sr Severine OSB, Angie married Joe Hiemenz, Vernie married John Wintermeyer, Lena married Henry Block and Lizzy married Anton Hesch.
I have information on 3 of the boys, but one, Joseph, answers a question I've had for years: How does Fr. Lewans fit?
Remember him? In the late 60s, we found out Grandma had a young relative who was a priest, and he was coming for a visit. Turns out, he was her brothers' grandson. Joe is the tall son in the middle of the picture up there. He married Antonia Poser in 1908 and promptly moved to Saskatchewan, Canada.
Their daughter Kunigunda married Peter Lewans, and Sylvester was one of their kids.
Last summer (2008), Sylvester Lewans, OMI celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination. Wow.