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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Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Cool New Sand Photo

I feel so lucky to get photos and stories from relatives because of the blog.  How else would we be able to share with each other if it wasn't for the internet?      

This wonderful old photo showed up in my in-box this morning, from Krista in Saskatchewan.  We know from news-flashes in the Buckman column (Pierz Journal) that the Joe Sand family visited Minnesota fairly often--partly because his parents lived in Buckman and Antonia's parents lived in Pierz.  When the kids were little and Joe couldn't decide on where exactly to settle, Antonia took them every year, by train, to spend winters with her parents, the Posers, in Pierz.  An eventual ultimatum made him decide ☺.  
This must have been a later visit to Minnesota. (BTW, HERE are photos of three of these kids as adults, with Joe and Antonia, in 1958).  It was always a photo-op when any of the family religious were home, right?  Sr Severine was these kids' aunt. She was Joe's sib, and also grandma Lizzy's.  Cool, huh?
THANKS, Krista! 

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