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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Monday, October 6, 2014

"Wanna get married?" They all said "Kay" ☺

                                                       No, there's no relationship with us and the Kay family of Little Falls--but the wedding and write up from the Little Falls Herald reminded me of this pic from the Morrison Co Atlas, and it's cool to put them together here for posterity, and because I can ☺ (I was sure this was already posted, but I can't find it).  So here's the story: siblings Gertrude, Clarabel, George and Lloyd Kay were married on the same day at the same time in June, 1912.  The write-up sounds lovely, and certainly, the pic above is memorable.  Oh, and here's the 1910 census of the George Kay family--there were plenty more kids available for future weddings, not to worry.  


  1. You posted this just so you could use that headline, right? Not that I blame you - it's perfect! :^)

  2. LOL...a blogger's gotta do what a blogger's gotta do ☺