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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Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Great Garage Dispute

At the Minnesota History Museum library last Saturday, Anon found a photo or two that he thought were taken inside the Chevrolet garage in Pierz.  This photo is the one I meant, tho, and there's no question this is Brandls. 
(But then, I tend to think EVERY old pic we find is certainly Buckman's pointed out why I'm

These guys are Hank Poster, John Brandl, Bill Gohl and Tony Sand.

See?  I think this is Brandl Motors, too.  When we saw the original photo at the MHS library, Anon tried to tell me this was a Chevy, so it had to be  Thing is, he was in both garages as a kid, so he might possibly know what he's talking about.
(Actually, this guy looks a little like Anon! )

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