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.
◄Here's a photo that was never actually taken--it's a combo of Paul's head on his son Anton's body (from his wedding pic) and Mary from her 'widow portrait'....still, it gives us a feel for how they would have looked, and it's pretty amazing that we can do stuff like this!
►This one was our first attempt, and in many ways, it's better. Mary is a bit elongated, and Paul's body this time was his son John's...lol
And doesn't THAT sound weird!
They probably both need work, but I wanted to post them for the WOW factor ☺!