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, April 7, 2009

Another MYSTERY photo!

'K, obviously, this was the day Aunt Fronie married Leo Karash (September 1947). By this time, everybody was feeling pret-ty darn GOOD. The man on the left is Anton Janson, my mothers' dad, and for years, I assumed the man in the middle was his brother Wendelin or Sebastian, but that'd be unlikely, when you think about it.

I'm wondering if it wasn't Michael Karash, Uncle Leo's dad. THAT would make sense, but checking my tree, Mike Karash died in 1946. Any ideas on who he was?

BTW, to this point, we've had a 1,150 hits on the HESCH HISTORY blog, but VERY few here's a challenge:
If you're one of the first three people to actually leave a comment (click "COMMENT" at the end of the post you want to add to), I'll give you a copy of the Reunion video in August, ok? It'll have footage from the Golden Wedding plus many of the photos posted here, and a few NEW ones, so c'mon! COMMENT!


  1. Oh, all right. I'm commenting. I love being a trendsetter!

    Are you also going to give away something to play the video on?

    Love - PT

  2. I don't need a copy of the video but thought I would stop and say I am finding the blog very interesting. I am researching the SAND and JACQUEMAIN and KRANZ and KLIES families in the same area in MN for my son-in-law.
    I have Nicholas Sand Sr born 1810 and wife Anna Kranz lived in Luxembourg, Germany and then also Nicholas Sand Jr born 1835 and wife Christine Jacquemain who lived near Barnesville MN. His daughter Anna Sand married Hubert Welle and they lived in Spring Hill in Stearns County MN
    Anything familiar?

  3. Forgot to give you my email!
    Please reply to that one. Thanks!