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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Saturday, August 29, 2009

A wedding at The Hall

I've posted this photo before, I think. It was taken in October of 1956 when Sue's mom and dad were married in Buckman. 'Course, the edge of the original pic says "Jan 1957" because at the time there were no digital cameras. Back then, cameras used film , and you took pictures but waited till the roll was full before they got developed and you could see what the pics were
The developing service (local drugstore, usually) printed the date on the pic, but it was the month and year they were developed, NOT the date when they were taken. I know: Ya can't trust those old photos!

Sue sent this picture 2-3 months ago, asking if I knew who these women were. She knew the woman with the corsage was Aggie Suess, her grandma.
Since then, we've figured out that it's Alice (Jenssen) Hesch next to Aggie (JohnnyBoy's wife), and Girlie (Hesch) Block on the left (Aggie's sister). What we don't know is who the girl with the neck brace is, or who the woman with the print dress next to her is. Can you identify 'em?

Sue wanted to know if guests at a wedding would normally help in the kitchen at the reception? YES, they did--even I remember being asked to carry something or "go put the silverware out". I was 7 when Joan Suess got married, and my family probably were guests at her wedding. Dad was Aggie's cousin, and besides, it was an honor to be trusted by "the ladies" to actually DO what they asked you to do.

BTW, yes, that's a beer bottle in Alice's hand, and the woman behind Girlie could be Aunt Jeanette (Marshik) least it looks like her.

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