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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Monday, June 13, 2011

Joseph H Dehler--1889-1949

The way Larry and I do genealogy online is to cast a wide net using search engines--old newspapers, books, family trees, albums, etc--wherever a familiar surname shows up.  Then we talk about it, and the result gets stored in My Pictures file.  Sometimes it gets blogged about right away, and sometimes months later, when we finally figure out exactly WHO is mentioned.
This is one of those months-later times: The article was in the Askov American on January 20, 1949, in news from the town of Hinckley, Minnesota (17 miles SW of Askov).  I think Larry found it a good year ago...

"....Jos. H. Dehler, 59, prominent retired businessman who passed away of a heart attack at his home Friday....."
"Joseph H. Dehler
Born July 9,1889 at Buckman, Dehler spent his early life there, and on Oct. 11, 1916 was united in marriage to Katherine Loscheider.  They lived for several months at Little Falls and St Cloud, coming to Hinckley in 1917 where Dehler purchased a dray and transfer line, later going into the implement business.  He was at one time a member of the school board and also active in other civic affairs.
Survivors are five brothers, John, Ed, Albert, and Peter of Buckman; George, St Paul; and six sisters, Mrs Katherine Siefert, St Cloud; Mrs Mary Dufert, St Paul; Mrs Rose Hesch, Mrs Rena Kelzenberg, and the Misses Anna and Teresa Dehler, Minneapolis.  A brother and a sister preceded him in death..."

He was buried in St Michaels Cemetery at Buckman.

So, how did Joe fit in the Hesch family, and in the larger Buckman neighborhood?  Well, his sister Rose, mentioned above, was the wife of Theodore, my grandpa's brother.  He was the son of August and Julia (Seifert) Dehler who came from Pennsylvania and settled in Buckman, just east of the Paul Hesch home place.
Note to my sibs in particular:
Another of August and Julia's sons, John L Dehler, married Margaret Zenner and was the father of dad's contemporary and buddy, Herb.  I happened to be in south east St Cloud the other day and ran into Edwinna, Herb's widow.  She's still every bit as sociable and nice as she was when we were kids.  But wow, she's into genealogy about 400X as much as I am!  ☺  

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