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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Friday, August 31, 2012

Our connection to the Poser family

From the Brainerd Dispatch, August 16, 1963 in what must have been the "News from Pierz" column.  The first part doesn't ring any bells, but then familiar names pop up ☺.  

A constant "open house" is being held at the H.G.Poser residence these days.  Their daughter, Mrs Barbara Short and son Terry made a 90 minute jet flight to Las Vegas, Nev. Tuesday after a ten day visit here.  They will visit the Felix Poser's and the Herman Britz' at Las Vegas before continuing home to Gardena, Calif. Mr and Mrs George Przybilla and Tom, Susan and Karen left Monday for their home in Milwaukee, Wisc. and Mr and Mrs Mike Sand from Saskatchewan, Can. are visiting at the Poser home now.  Other visitors include Mr and Mrs Charles Littlefield and two sons, Mason City, Iowa and Father Sylvester Lewans O.M.I., Faribault and Saskatchewan.  Father Lewans also visited Mr and Mrs Henry Block.

(Yup, the red edge means Larry found this ☺)

...So, the Mike Sand mentioned here was Joe Sand's son (grandma Lizzy's oldest brother Joe, who married Antonia Poser in 1908 and moved to Saskatchewan).  Mrs Henry Block was Lena, their sister, and Fr Lewans was/is Mike's grandson, ok?

Just so you don't loose sleep over this, here are two 'context' pics (damn, I'm GOOD to you!)

(Joe is the tall one in back. Photo c 1900.  Second pic: Fr Lewans with three of his Sand great aunts, S. Teresita, Lizzy, and S Severine, that summer of 1963).

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