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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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

NEW old pictures

I think I saw this photo years ago, maybe in Aunt Fronie's album? I must have asked about it, but Judy explained what she knew about it when she shared the picture: Aunt Fron on the left, Grandma Hesch on the right, picking fruit in Washington state.

Huh? When did they go to Washington? And, why? Who did they know in---oh! Grandma's brother Charlie lived there with his wife Elizabeth.
Aunt Fron looks to be about 16, so this would have been 1935 or so. The child on top of the ladder was probably Charlie and Elizabeth's adopted son.

This next picture is, I think, the women who cooked for a threshing crew (their husbands). Back then, harvesting was done as a team--8 or 10 neighbors got together and did all of their fields over a few days, while their wives and daughters prepared huge and amazing meals for them. Evidently, 'nectar' was big that  A better, clearer explanation: it was a Hesch Wedding in 1920.
Grandma is third from the left, standing. This could have been the 30s or 40s, judging by their dresses. Does anyone have a clue who the others are?

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