Case in point: we're on the trail of Lucy, big grandpa's adopted sister, who was born in NYC and ended up in Buckman, Minnesota, thanks to the orphan trains which ran from 1853 to 1929.
We've written about Lucy and posted the few photos we had, or got from relatives at the reunion, for instance, but the rest of her life was pretty shadowed, since those who knew her are mostly gone now. We knew a few facts: she married Max Klein, lived in Langola township (north of Rice along the river), had a child or two, and died in 1952. I think she was expressly adopted to be a companion to Mary, the baby of the Paul Hesch family.
With this info on HH, we just hoped someone would google Lucy Hesch Klein sometime, and get in touch............which happened.
Lucy's great granddaughter, Susan, emailed, and yesterday, she sent ten pictures that we've not seen before. Here're the first five:
|Sisters Lucy and Mary Hesch c 1921?|
|Susan doesn't know the woman or kids, but that's Lucy on the right.|
|Monica Klein, Ted Hesch, Steven Klein (cousin to Max), |
& Mary Hesch at the wedding of
Max Klein and Lucy Hesch, in 1922.
The other five photos are of Dorothy, Lucy's daughter, to be posted later.
THANK YOU, SUSAN!