Just so you know, our first post on Hesch History was exactly five years ago today, January 18, 2009. YAY, US!
The most fun part of David's discovery tho, is that his great grandfather was Mike Sand's older brother John Peter Sand, deputy sheriff in Little Falls in the 1880s and 90s, and his second wife Magdalena Ferschweiler Sand. JP's story has been one of the really fun research subjects on HH. It involved scandal, new laws, a hanging, freeing a prisoner, escaping, a manhunt, horse thieving--and it was all recorded in the newspapers of the time.
David says he previously had no idea who his great grandparents were.
This is just COOL ☺
WELCOME to the family, David!