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, March 19, 2012

Mischke Family Photos

Joseph Mischke and his wife Mary Otremba came to America in 1871.  He was 30 and she was 24.  These pics came from the Pictorial Atlases so I'm drawing conclusions with info from Federal censuses.  In 1900, when Mary was 63, she said she had 6 kids, 3 living.  One of them, daughter Mary, was part of their household, with her own son, August.

 John (below) was their son and arrived with them in 1871 when he was 4.
Isn't this a great photo?  A large prosperous family with kids ranging in age from about thirty down to five, looks like. It's John Mischke and his wife Theresia Peschel.  Ok, I need to go find them on Family Search.

Right, in 1910: Dad's 43 and mom's 38.  Kids are Ida (16), Joseph (15), Charley (13), Hermina (11), Mary (9), Agnes (6), John (4), Leo (2), and Hildegard (3 months).  Obviously the eldest offspring are the four in the middle of the back row and son in the wicker chair. Since there are 2 younger kids in the pic and Ida looks to be at least 30, I think this portrait was taken about 1925, even if their clothing seems much older.  Anybody have better info? (Btw, this is the 2 priests, 2 nuns family, and those two little boys became priests, eventually.  Sorry, I don't know which two girls became the nuns).
I wonder if this Livery Stable pic is the same Mischke family?   Wait, we know Frank Mischke lived here when he started the hardware store across the road (behind the photographer, here).  Since that looks like Mary Otremba Mischke among the family group in front (see?), then perhaps Mary & Joseph Mischke's third child was Frank.
My goodness, it can get complicated, huh?

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