Yay, we heard from another relative this week! He's the grandson of Agram John, Mathias' son (see the header). Turns out his family left the Agram township farm about 1954, and ended up in Phoenix for health reasons.
It's funny to think John is a third cousin, when it seems time and distance would make us "removed", at least ☺.
It's cool too that Phoenix John's grandma was an Otremba, like my great-grandma was, so we're a bit more related, with more people in common.
Our Agram John Hesch (1890-1977) was more connected to Pierz than to Buckman. He and Cecelia moved to Pierz when they retired, building a house there (across from Hartmanns house). When John was mentioned in the Pierz Journal, he was distinguished by "Agram", since there was another John Hesch living in Buckman at the same time--he was the brother of the Buckman newspaper reporter, Math Hesch, and brother of my grandpa, Anton Hesch, too. Buckman John was older (1878-1926) and owned a general store there.
I'm hoping Phoenix John can send a photo or two (he'll ask his sisters if there are any). I'll post them here, for sure!
WELCOME, JOHN & FAMILY ☺