Wow, it really pays to go back over census records. This time, I was reading them for relationships and who the next-door neighbors were, etc.
Going back over the 1910 Buckman census, the Joseph Janson family included a John Janson, grand child, 13 years old, born in New York. Was this an adopted kid, or was he Sebastian's son, born 'out east' in Virginia?
--We had a question about the John Sand who lived west of town near Mike Sand--was he the same John Sand as the sheriff in Little Falls during the Bulow business? (No, this was John M where the one in Little Falls was JP).
--William Bahns and wife Katherine lived in the township in 1910 (mom's side of the family).
--Actually, we were looking for Aggie Hesch's friend, Frances Dengel--where did she fit? We have photos of her with Aggie courtesy of Sue's mom's photo collection. In other words, Agnes Hesch married Joe Suess and they had 2 kids--Joan and James. Joan inherited a lot of pictures from Aggie, but Joan died in a car accident before she could explain who these people were-to her daughter Sue. Now, it's become a quest for Larry and me to help figure em out ☺
The young woman on the right is Frances Dengel. I can't get over how photoshopped they look, levitating over the sidewalk there, in Duluth.
A photo that Frances sent to Aggie, evidently. This would be about 1923 if they were 17 in the photo ►. They were going to school in Duluth, I think.
Ok! Here's the transcription on FamilySearch from the 1920 Buckman census. It says Frances was born in Oregon and was the niece of Nick Mueller and Caroline (Dengel) Mueller. Frances was the same age as Aggie, and they were first cousins cuz Nick and Ket were siblings.
Above, the Stepan family in 1983...and below, in 1995
after Sr Carmelita's funeral.
THANKS to Chris for these last pics, and the info to go with em ☺