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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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Anton's Children

You really HAVE TO enlarge these pictures. That's Mike in the middle at about 12, with twins Matt and Ted (maybe 10 years old) on the left and right. If those ages are accurate, then the little boy in the middle is Henry at about 3. (It would have been 1925 because of the pic below marked 1925 ☺). I really love the dirty bare

Here's Fronie, Rosie and Katie, sitting on a blanket. If Aunt Fronie was born in 1919, Aunt Katie in 1921 and Aunt Rosie in 1925, then this could have been taken on the same day as the boys, above.
Check that dimple in Aunt Fronies' chin!

Now, this picture is a mystery to me:

Aunt Rosie wrote "Mike" on the bottom, so I tend to believe her,
but the kid looks much too sweet to actually BE

What do you think?

This, tho, IS dad on his first communion, when he was 12 (the custom then).

Funny to see him wearing knickers, huh?

We're only missing Tony, now, but there were no little Tony pics in the batch from Judy. (Ahh, he wasn't born yet).

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