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, November 18, 2010

He's no longer lost!

For a man I thought was "lost" to the family, we keep finding documentation of Charlie Steven Sand.  Ancestry recently published more military records--this batch is from the "old man" draft in 1942 for WWII.  We'd found Charlie earlier, in Duluth in 1917 when he signed up for WWI, and here's his second registration card 25 years later, in Wenatchee.

Oh, and thank gawd for the excellent records Washington state has online--here's Charlie marrying his second wife, Nellie.  Isn't that cool?
(Thanks for thinking of Charlie, Larry)

ADDED LATER: I was looking for train drawings, so I tried "Great Northern" at Internet Archives and found this travel book.  I think it was intended to be a fun read on an endless train trip across the country.  Below are a few pages from Washington state.  It sets the stage in the country around  Wenatchee, and you can see why Charlie and Elizabeth chose it--

(This just TICKLES me! ☺ )

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