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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Friday, June 19, 2009

Social Butterflies in 1947 Waumandee

When Larry first found this clipping from the Waumandee news in the Winona paper, I only recognized the HESCH name, but now I understand all these relationships:

In my head, I know who was who's kid, and that it was Thanksgiving the year after Val died. I have faces in my imagination, and they look vaguely like With any luck, we'll find out for sure in August, at the reunion!

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