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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Monday, February 2, 2009

Charlie Sand 1885-1970

Looking online for Grandmas' brother Charlie was frustrating. (In the Sand family picture (scroll down), he's the boy on the right). From his WWI draft registration, we know he married a woman named Elizabeth who was born in Minnesota in 1892 and from this census we know that he and Elizabeth moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, where his brother Joe and wife Antonia joined them about 1910:

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We also know that he worked for Continental Mining Company in Boundary County, Idaho, in 1920...but then, he drops off the radar until...

Evidently, Charlie settled in the Pacific Northwest, then.
Social Security began about 1937, when he was already
living in Oregon. See THIS POST for more info!

The thing about Charlie is that he was the blacksheep of that family, according to Lena. Maybe he was mouthy or stubborn, but she said her dad was mean to Charlie, so he left home ASAP. They lost track of him, I think.

We have no idea if Charlie and Elizabeth had kids, or who Elizabeth was. Maybe someone in the family does?

It's a genealogical mystery...

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