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, October 17, 2009

Cake Toppers from 1906

These have nothing to do with Hesch History, they're just cool.

I have a 96 year old client whose parents were married in 1906. She said these figures were originally about 6" tall and made of frosting. She was allowed to handle them as a child because her mother knew she'd be careful. Just think: cake toppers that've survived for 103 years!

Such incredible detail. Looking at them makes me think about where they've been over the last 103 years--originally tucked in tissue paper in a cardboard or metal box...touched and marveled over by at least one little girl.....almost being tossed out when mother died....being rescued, and stored in a curio cabinet in a shaving mug, next to the straight-edge her dad used and the brush her husband used...and how easily they could have been lost.

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