Last week, I mused about needing a timeline to visualize how events in our family's past fit together, and the next day, Larry found a website called Preceden-- "The easiest way to make a timeline". WOW--it's colorful, efficient and fun, and does exactly what I wanted a timeline for: to illustrate which lifetimes overlapped, and how local and world events affected Buckman, Minnesota. You can move thru the years by clicking and dragging, and many of the people and events have more info if you just hover on their 'lifetime'.
(Disclaimer: I've listed the sons of Johann and Marya Hesch, and then only two of the sons of Paul and Mary Hesch--Math, who lived on the Hesch farm, and my grandpa, Anton...and their kids. I'll probably build another timeline with all of dad's cousins soon...because I can, thats why!)