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, June 30, 2011

More about Joe Sand & Antonia (Poser) Sand

While I was off gallivanting with the grands last weekend, Larry was busy finding other online connections, like looking in CANADA for Joe and Antonia Sand, specifically on Find a
 (Some cool things about Find a Grave: you can add pictures if you have them, 
and there are clickable links to other family members if they're known).  

And there they were, on their wedding day in January, 1908:

Skip this next part if you already know:
 Joseph was Grandma Elizabeth's oldest brother, and dad's uncle Joe.  
Did Curly ever mention Aunt Antonia?
August, 1978


Mrs. Antonia Sand of Shaunavon, Sask. Died at St. Anthony's Home in Moose Jaw on Saturday, August 19 at the age of 92.

Mrs. Sand was born at Pierz, Minnesota on April 17, 1886 and married Joseph Sand in Pierz on January 14, 1908. Mr. And Mrs. Sand came to Canada in May of 1911, homesteading in the Voll School district area. They lived and farmed there until the fall of 1948, when they moved into Shaunavon. Mrs. Sand continued to live in Shaunavon until August of 1968 when she took up residence at St. Anthony's Home in Moose Jaw. She was a long-time member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church at Illerburn and later a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Shaunavon. She was also a member of the Ladies Altar Society and the C.W.L.

Mrs. Sand was predeceased by her husband, Joe, on March 29, 1965 and one daughter, Agnes, on September 29, 1968; as well as by three brothers and one sister.

She is survived by two sons, Ervin of Edmonton, Alberta and Mike of Shaunavon, Sask.; one daughter, (Mary) Mrs. Peter Lewans of Shaunavon; twenty-eight grandchildren; and sixty-seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Shaunavon on Tuesday, August 22 and 10:30 a.m. with celebration of the mass with Rev. Father Sylvester Lewans O.M.I., Rev. Father A. Bouchard and Rev. Father B. Adee officiating.

Interment followed at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery at Shaunavon with Binkley's Funeral Service in care of arrangements.

Pallbearers were all grandsons, Edward Grubbe, Lawrence Grubee, Ben Lewans, Philip Lewans, Robert Sand and Henry Sand.

I'd copy Joe's obit here too, but it'll be more fun for you to follow the link above and find her spouse yourself.

Gawd, I'm SO good to you!

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