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, September 12, 2011

Rites of passage

Some things do stay the the excitement of the first bus ride on the first day of Kindergarten.  This is my son and his wonderful daughter, heading out to wait for the bus.

Have a wonderful year, Lil' Girl!


  1. Fantastic photo Marlys, it brings back a lot of poignant memories.

  2. I know. Seems like I walked HIM out to that first bus ride only a few years ago. He was every bit as excited too ☺.

    Whew, that was 35 YEARS ago!