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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Saturday, May 2, 2009

MYSTERY photos

There are from Sue's collection, too, so you know they're from the John & Ket or Suess families.
These kids mesmerize me. Larry and I were looking at it online and mentioning details: it's a boy and his sister...he's wearing bib overalls....they just came in after playing outside....he's about 5, after his first haircut...Sears Roebuck chair?...she's maybe 2...they're not in a sod house (woodwork and wallpaper) so they're back in this boy's face with the boy in the store--it can't be Johnny Boy cuz he didn't have a younger sib.

I think it's Paul and Laura Hesch, (John & Ket's kids) about 1912.

This next photo is a REAL mystery. Sue said it's a Polaroid! She noted they became available in 1948, but would Buckman have had cutting edge technology?
Larry pointed out the odd size divisions on the shelves behind these guys...the poster on the wall in the foreground (steam tractors, I think)...the phone on the roll-top...roll of tubing below the poster (been there awhile, paper wrapping's all worn) Implement Business?
The man with the cigar looks to me like Charlie Brandl, but that's not the inside of Brandl Motors. It looks like the 1920's. Charlie was born in 1913. The men look like they're in their 40's, no? It could be a Polaroid taken of an existing family picture--possibly Charlie's dad, John? Could the man on the right be John Brandl's brother, Joe? If so, he was the man who signed all those WWI Draft cards...

LOL...we need your help. Who are these guys??
(Isn't this FUN??)

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