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, March 10, 2011

Another Mueller Connection!

COOL! Today I heard from Tom Mueller, who sent funeral cards for his dad, Peter J. Mueller, and for his grandpa, Peter H. Mueller.  The Mueller clan was every bit as bad as the Heschs with repeating (re-Pete-ing?) given names like Nick, Math, John and Peter.  Customs are customs.

 (Tom is stuck with a goofy sense of humor.  His kids gave him an iPad, probably to occupy him.  It worked).

The cards help distinguish these two from each other, at least.  Peter H, born in 1878, was later one of the owners of Muellers Hardware and Saloon in Buckman.  He was also the brother of Ket Mueller Hesch, (John's wife) so we've seen his photo here on HH a couple of times . ☺

Now here's the coolest part of what Tom sent: its a picture of his parents' wedding day (Peter J) and as a bonus, there's Peter H on the right, sadly without his mustache. (I identified all four on the photo so no one else needs to figure out who they are).  THANKS, Tom!

(BTW, Tom wants us to believe that he's OTD, but if his parents were married in 1943, then the worst he can be is 5 years older than me. No more excuses for lack of punctuation, sir!)

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