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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Saturday, February 14, 2009

More pictures from Judy

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THIS is how I remember the kitchen at Grandmas' house, except for dad sitting OUT of a game? Seems like that never happened!

(Jerry emailed to say they might have been playing 31, where "Out" is part of the game, so you got to watch others play while they teased you about going

The kid dashing off the right front corner--was it Joyce?

Can you name all the adults there? There's only one I don't recognize--the guy to Grandpas' left. (Jerry said he's Herman Barton, somebody who helped out at Uncle Leo's place and often came with them to Grandmas house. According to Herman's WWI draft registration, he was born 15 May 1886. He would have been the man that we were warned not to disturb when we were at Karashs. We were told he was mean to kids, but years later, Aunt Fronie told me that he was hard of hearing, and they just didn't want us to bother him. It Thanks, Jerry!)

Favorite Uncles:
It's fun to see a picture of Uncle Leo, huh?
One of the few times he wasn't wearing a hat outside,
and you can see he's about to laugh, or tease
We all pretty much adored Uncle Leo,
and Uncle Tader wasn't bad either!

Remember the Polish word Uncle Leo usta call
Aunt Fronie?

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