(It makes sense that they'd have a photo to take along to Europe, right?)
BUT, at the reunion Louise had the same picture, only it was labeled "Math, FRANK, Sr Laura and Rose". Tonight, I took the time to do a collage and compare em:
Ok, I think it IS Frank after all....not Theo.
Note: Frank died in 1922 after being ill for 2-3 years, and an extended stay in the hospital in Oshkosh, so this photo was taken before 1918 for sure. I just WANT it to be something they took along to Europe...
Which leads me to another interesting puzzle piece:
If you've kept up with Hesch history so far, you'll recall that Math and Holka rented the Docken farm west of the homeplace for six years when they were first married. Why didn't they just move to the home farm right away, in 1920?
Here's the backstory:
Frank owned the farm, and rented it out. He and his wife lived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Her name was Elizabeth Kelly. When Frank died in 1922, Elizabeth inherited the farm from him.
Eventually, Elizabeth married a man named John Kroxner, who evidently wasn't all that interested in farming in Buckman, Minnesota.
So that's who Math and Holka bought it back from.
Isn't that cool?