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, July 20, 2009

Buckman FUN back then...

WOW, Sue has a load of wonderful pictures from years ago. Here are two she sent this weekend:

Her mom, Joan Suess, is in the front row of this childrens Whistle Band from 1941. It was obviously sponsored by St Michaels Church / school...don't they look proud? Those drums make me wonder about volumn: they were necessary to keep time, but the bass looks like it could overpower the music pretty "Play a little softer, Billy, ok?"
Now THIS photo delights me! Sue sent it this morning, with the subject line:

"Things you could do barefoot..."

LOL! Second kid from the left is Agnes Hesch (Aggie Suess) at about 10 years this was about 1916.
EIGHT kids and the driver--can you imagine the laughter and squealing? Hmm...wonder what was being built there, in the background?


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