Sue sent some WONDERFUL photos today, and we should all be SO grateful to her for sharing them! They bring grandpa's brother John to life, as well as....well, let me SHOW you:
Sue said, "This is a post card of the Hesch Grocery in Buckman. Katie behind the counter, John sitting down as usual. Mary is cut off on the left – then Laura, Agnes and Paul. John Junior was not born yet". Paul was born in 1908, so this picture is probably from 1914-1915 or so? Later note from Sue--see the calendar behind Katie? "It was August 27, 1914, a Thursday..." Duh.
THIS photo is stunning--that's Sr Laura (Theresa) and Rose, sitting, and in back is Math and Frank. Larry thinks it was taken so they had a photo to take with them to Europe, to show the relatives: "See? We have a nun, and doesn't Rose look like Ma??"
Oh man, Sue sent more photos, too, but I don't want to post 'em all at ONCE! Theres one of a gathering of Gottwalts and Heschs, but Larry and I need to figure more of the people in it, first.
Teaser: Theres a Hortsch in it, and Hesch brothers, and Louie Gottwalt. YAY!!