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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Friday, September 4, 2009

Math & Theo and the Rembrandt Theater

Remember when great uncles Math and Theo did the grand tour in 1914? (Click DIARY on the side bar). Math mentioned that they were given tickets to a show when they were in Amsterdam--"best seats in the house", too. And, he had the managers' address in the back of the diary: "R. Underberg, Rembrandt Theater, Amsterdam".
Well, today, Larry found a postcard on this site of the original building:
Just think: 95 years ago, two Minnesota farm boys went thru those doors to see a pretty good show they "couldn't understand a word of!".
According to the link up there, the theater was built in 1902, became a moving picture house in 1919 and was torn down in 1937.
For extra credit when quiz time rolls around: Rembrandts' middle name was Harmenszoon!

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