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, October 4, 2009

A mystery and a half

Two new old pictures, courtesy of Sue...and they include questions. We have other pictures that positively identify this woman as Mary "Girlie" (Hesch) Block, daughter of my Grandpa's brother John Hesch, and Katherine "Ket" Mueller.
It stands to reason that the man with her is George Block, her husband, but we have no 'for-sure' pics of him, so that's ONE question...
The second picture is another question: Is this Girlie with her four oldest kids? According to my family tree, they'd be Richard, Florence and Doreen in front, and William in Girlie's arms...and judging by the age of the baby, this'd be fall of 1943.
Sue wants to know if it really is Girlie and her kids....and not some neighbor or relative.
LOL...I think it is!
Oh, and the half-question? The goose picture says "Special" on the bottom. Was that the gooses' name, and did they have him for Thanksgiving?

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