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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Monday, June 8, 2009

Buckman School, 1941

Isn't this sweet? It's the 3rd and 4th grade class on the steps of that old building. Third from the right in the front row is Sue's mom, Joan Suess, and the kid covering her eyes is Rosemany Otremba.
Can you identify any others? They'd be 9 and born around 1930 or 31...awww! BTW, Sue has her mom's shoulders!

(I love the

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