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, October 31, 2011

A new Sand pic, a new Sand mystery!


Ok, NOW this info is correct, thanks to the 'anonymous' comment above ☺

We heard from another Sand connection, namely Frank Sand's grand daughter Carolyn.  (Frank's daughter Amelia was Carolyn's mom, ferschtay?)

Frank is the baby on Louisa's lap in this WONDERFUL photo she sent:
Since Frank was born in May, 1896, then this is late summer that same year--say, September?  How odd that the eldest child was front and center, overshadowing everyone else, but Joe couldn't stand in back, I suppose.  He woulda looked like a telephone pole.
 Here's the same photo, with names, as near as we could discern.  There were 10 children in the Mike & Louisa Sand family, but look, there are 11 here (don't forget to count Joe ☺).
The girl on the right looks "Sand", and was maybe 11-12 years old...but she doesn't fit in their family; there are no gaps in the birth order.  Could she have been a fraternal twin to Angie, maybe?  But then, what happened to her?  
We mis-interpreted the year this photo (below) was taken.  Now, I realize it was later, when Frank was 3-4 years old (that's him between Pa and Ma).  Let's say it was summer, 1900, ok?
(Added for comparing purposes ☺)


By the way, this post is the 800th post on Hesch History--pretty amazing for a family with "no history"

1 comment:

  1. These are marvelous! I just got back from visiting my daughter Laurel in New York, and wow these were a cool glimpse back in time. We went to see a tenement museum that showed how the immigrants lived, and I am moved by what they endured. To see new photos of my great-grandparents was very cool.