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

Pictures of Elizabeth (Sand) Hesch 1888-1972

Going through my photo albums again (and the boxes of pics, too), I found a picture of Grandma Hesch I didn't know I had. On the back of this portrait, it says "Mrs. Tony Hesch", and if she was 12 here, it would have been 1901--Nelson Studios was busy with "us" that year!
(I left this picture large so that when you click it, you'll see the cool detail of her face and dress, not to mention the background).

Cousin Patty sent this next "Grandma" photo today--it's grandma in 1939, looking like she was in the middle of something, huh? It's one of the FEW photos where she's smiling!

Now, this one was taken in the 60's I think, by a photographer from the Royalton Banner newspaper. I suspect s/he was trying for "artsy", and succeeded. I love it!

Grandma's milking cows and NOT wanting her picture taken, I think. (Judy sent this one). Do YOU remember that milking stool?

I'm wondering where Grandma and Grandpa were going in this next pic? Looks to be in the 50's, but that's a guess.
It could be one of their kids' weddings, too, so that'd be the late 40's.

This picture said "July, 1960"...and that's grandma, Judy, Sue, Aunt Idella, Aunt Fronie and Aunt Rosie. What was the ocassion, does anyone know?

Somewhere, I have a picture of Grandma as a young woman, dressed in a fur coat and large hat--I'll add it here when I find

1 comment:

  1. The background of this picture looks like Henry and Idella's when they lived near Osseo. I wonder if the picture was a first communion or something for Sue? Jerry