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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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Heinz & Melitta

Because of the differences in language and translating, sometimes Heinz sends me something and I don't understand.  However, this photo just has to be our cousin Heinz and his lovely wife Melitta on their wedding day in 1961.  (I know this for sure cuz the photo was labeled ☺).  
                          And that made 2011 their 50th wedding anniversary!


Here's the mayor of Heidenreichstein who dropped in to say "Wow!"

And here's Melitta holding 50 red carnations--to which we American relatives say
 "WOW! and (belated) Congratulations!".

 BTW, I'm especially grateful to Melitta for going along with Heinz to all those odd little villages we relatives are so eager to see.  You're a good sport, Melitta ☺  Thank you both!

1 comment:

  1. I am awe struck by these photos! Thank you Marlys and Larry for being so tenacious!