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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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

YAY! The Canadian Sand family

WOW!  On Sunday, a new relative (new to us, anyway) emailed to say she's the great granddaughter of Joe Sand and Antonia Poser Sand, and she's excited to find HH online! ☺ Her name's Christa.
(Reminder: Joseph Sand was the eldest child of Mike Sand and Louisa Rausch Sand; he was grandma's brother who moved to Saskatchewan and never came back--or, Fr Lewans' grandpa, ok?).
So how, precisely, does Christa connect?  Joe and Antonia's daughter, Agnes, had a daughter named Brenda, who is Christa's mom, see?  

Why YES, thanks for asking.  She did send pics ☺!
Here's Joe and Antonia on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1958, 
with three of their four grown kids--Mary, Mike and Agnes.  
The fourth, Erwin, who was adopted, evidently couldn't make it home for the shindig.

We have seen this photo b4--that's Mary and Peter Lewans, Mike and Rosa Sand and Wilfred and Agnes Grubbe with the cheery celebrants.  
(Man, what a Sand trait, huh?  Joe didn't smile any more than Grandma did!)
So, this is Wilfred and Agnes Grubbe family at "David's wedding" in 1963.  They are David, Brenda, Anita, Rosemary, Phyllis, Lawrence and Edward behind Wilf and Agnes.
Cool, huh?  

THANKS for this Christa.  I'm thrilled you found us!

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