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 28, 2009

Michael Sand--1852 to 1931

This bearded man is Grandma Elizabeth's dad. I was looking thru my exploding picture files, and found his obit, from The Pierz Journal in September of 1931. Uncle Tony said he remembers sitting on Mike's lap, when he was 4, but that's all. Aunt Lena (Grandma's sister) told me who was in the family picture, but then, we talked of other stuff, and besides, that was back in (I mean, I don't have stories about him, sorry). This is from one of those "Outstanding Citizens" books that included only those who paid. It would have been about 1882, or so...

And this is Grandpa Anton Jansons' 1947 memory of his neighbor, Mike Sand:

St Michaels Cemetery, Buckman:

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