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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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

GOOD music!

Yesterday, I had a chance to see a band that plays ♪♫ just for FUN!  This is Eddie Hiemenz and friends, who play once a month at an Assisted Living nearby.  (Eddie is dad's cousin--their mothers were sisters).  I'm pretty sure they play at other nursing homes around the area, too.  That's Ed, playing the squeezebox in this song--he brings 4-5 instruments along, and picks up a different one depending on the key of each song.

Yup, they play harmonica, too ☺.  The residents absolutely love 'em--they play a mix of 40s tunes, waltzes and polkas.  It's a room full of old toes tapping!

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