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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Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Dengel portrait

So, now we've seen some of the beautiful old pictures of the Dengel and Stepan families from Buckman.  Because most of the families there intermarried, it's impossible to follow one, but we featured the Stepans, so this post will center on the Dengels.  Yes, Chris sent later Stepan pics, but I think I'll add those to an earlier Sr Carmelita post, ok?  

The elegant sepia photo on the left is of Caroline (Gashot) Dengel and her mother.  Since Caroline was born about 1856, the pic was probably after 1878 or so.   The handsome mustachioed gent is the man Caroline married--Henry Dengel.  He was born about 1869 and looks about 30 here (?) so it was maybe 1900.  

A portrait of three friends: Caroline Dengel, Elizabeth Virek and Jacobine Pantzke.

I assume they were Buckman or Morrison county friends--Caroline is older here, and the other women are older than that, I think-- perhaps 1888 or so?

I think this Dengel family portrait was taken the day Peter Beka and Elizabeth Dengel were married, since the happy couple are top center here, see?  Compare em with the large group'll be able to pick out faces there.

Henry Dengel Jr.
And lastly, Henry and Caroline Dengel ca 1930.  
He died in 1933 and Caroline in 1934...
The Dengel farm was one mile east of Buckman, south of the road.

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