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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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A 1912 Who's Who in Buckman

On October 15, 1912, Peter Beka and Elizabeth Dengel were married in Buckman, Minnesota, with a full compliment of friends and relatives attending. About 100 years later, their niece Liz Mueller identified some of the people who were there.
(If you recall, we originally IDd this photo as Nick Mueller and Lena Dengel, but according to this, the happy couple is Peter and Liz.  Ahh, yes!  There are Nick and Lena as guests, on the left.  They were married 5 years earlier, in 1907).
You'll be able to sleep tonight after all.
Surnames mentioned on the pic include Braun, Beka, Stepan, Denzen, Suess, Kappes, Schmolke, Kelzenberg, Theis, Hurrle, Sitzman, Brausen, Breigenzer, Kuesel, Hortsch, Gashott, Pansky and Vierk as well as Muellers and Dengels. 
(I know you can read em when you click the pic, but this way, they're google-able, natch ☺).
I love that we can find the original news clipping about it, too!

The Henry Dengel family:
It's obvious these two photos were taken on the same day.  
They're all there in the group pic, see?

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