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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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Brixius Family

(YAY--first snow here this morning☺  BTW, this is the 1000th HH post!)

Here's another family photo from the Morrison Co Atlases.  The name's familiar cuz mom mentioned them as friends of hers, and I think their land abutted the Janson land, too.  
Anyway, Larry and I started checking censuses and found that the Brixius family came from Luxembourg, like the Sand family did.  (Which explains a name that doesn't sound very German, ya know?)

Turns out John Brixius and Helen Hanson were born in Stearns co, in Jacobs Prairie.  Ok, so I looked for that family which, yes, would have been counted as part of Rockville:

There's John as a 2 year old...and his older brother Christopher, who happened to spring for a write up in Mitchell's History of Stearns Co.  Thanks, Christ!  Larry found the photo on Ancestry, I believe.  You can actually see the resemblance between the brothers, can't you?
The photo at the top is from 1938, but the 1940 census only showed 2 of the kids still at home, so here they are in 1930 with only one missing.
If a Brixius descendant happens by and wants to add to this, let me know.   Blogs are great for changing later if need be!

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