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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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Visiting with Adeline

OMG, today was FUN!

Joanie and I went to Pierz to see her mom, and the talk just Part of what's so fun is that almost anything can surface when you're talkin' family--for instance, did you know that Grandpa's brother Math was an Excelsior Motorcycle Dealer? Or, that Huntzie Hesch was an accomplished whistler? (That tidbit came from a gentleman who grew up on a neighboring farm. He said when conditions were right they could HEAR him, almost a mile away! lol)

We shared pictures and stories, and we laughed. A lot!


This pic is one I've waited for. Remember in Math's Diary, when he said "Annie Klein is here with us now. We're going to have our picture taken..." ?
I think THIS is that picture:

Do you think Annie was a relative of Max Klein who married Lucy Hesch?


Later, Joanie and I had supper at the Old Bank Cafe. As we were leaving, a woman walking by looked at me and said, "Aren't you a Hesch?" LOL

THAT felt great!

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