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, August 19, 2009

Ted and Mary

Again, I don't know whose album this photo came from--probably Louise's tho. I think Mary is Holka (Tetiva) Hesch, but Ted looks a tad skinny...wait! this is probably Tader, her nephew, one of the twins, I bet. He looks about 15? Then it's 1930. Too bad they couldn't photoshop that kickstand Still, the pic gives us a pretty good idea of a farm, in Minnesota, back then.


Wow--remember the pole Mary was standing under in yesterday's picture? It was a BIRDHOUSE pole!

To clean a birdhouse like that, or to repair it, you'd need to get it down. The easiest way would be if there was a hinge or pivot point about 6 feet up the pole. The rope she tied to it would be there to pull it upright again.
Ha! Mary decided to get that birdhouse down!

Later x2: Larry found It's probably a purple martin house:
They eat mosquitoes, too!

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