It's always interesting to visit with Uncle Tony (dad's youngest brother) cuz we always manage to surprise each other with something about family that the other didn't know. (I LOVE that!)
This time, I was telling him about his dads' challenge of the original Anton's will in 1912, and what our theory was about it (that perhaps young Anton, newly fatherless, might have spent time with his uncle in the 10 years between 1900 and 1910, when he married Lizzie Sand).
Uncle Tony didn't know his dad ever took someone to court, but he said his dad wasn't around in those years. Evidently, when Paul Hesch died in 1900, his son Anton (our future grandpa) left home and didn't return till 1910. Like a lot of young men in Minnesota in those years, AA went north. UT said his dad was a cook in lumber camps for 10 years!
However, lumber camps only worked in the winter, when the mosquitoes and black flies were gone and snow and ice helped skid tree trunks toward the rivers. Very possibly AA came home for the summers...to help with planting and harvesting, and to romance that cute Lizzie Sand.
Ok, that'd explain a lot, but what might have been the issue he was defending in court? Had deceased Anton promised something to young Anton that was contradicted in the will? We won't necessarily know even when we get a copy of the will, but it's a cool mystery, doncha think?