Since Mathias and Agnes moved to Pierz in 1912 or so, their daughters and son John (Hunzi) made their lives around Pierz.
Hunzi's older brother Val had already established himself in Waumandee, Wisconsin, so the Val & Lena branch is mostly Wisconsinites...a parallel universe that we weren't aware of. We know from the Pierz Journal that they visited each other regularly until Mathias died in 1931, and Val in 1946.
I think we'll have to plan another reunion, for sure. This time, maybe in Waumandee?
|Leonard and Caroline on their 25th wedding anniversary in 1968.|
|Back row, Leonard & Caroline, Lucille & Rudy,|
Edna (Weaver), Lena Hesch, Lucille and Nick Kotrodimos.
(The underlined are four of the six kids Val and Lena had).
Isn't this just cool? Thanks for writing, Carol!