I'm thinking of going up to the cemetery in Sauk Rapids where Mom and Dad are buried, just to say hi and clean the in-ground stone a little. What a tradition, huh? But it's the last permanent place we can go to "visit" ancestors.
Here's a short virtual walk thru the "Hesch Cemetery"...
Johann and Maria Hesch...born in Bohemia...lived there till they were in their 50s...then sailed to a new world and two homes, in Waumandee, Wisconsin and finally in Pierz, Minnesota...4,500 miles from their births. (You can see where they lived in Agram in the post from yesterday).
Mathias Hesch and Agnes Trachofsky...both from Oberschlagles, Bohemia...they emmigrated to Waumandee, Wisconsin, married there and had a family. They eventually moved to Pierz with their youngest 5 kids, and are buried in Pierz with two of their daughters.