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, January 21, 2015

A photo of seven Hesch kids from 1925

I had a delightful lunch with Aunt Eileen today.  On the way back to her house, she said she had some pics for me to see.  Gawd, she could have offered pure dark chocolate and I wouldn't have been as interested.  She knows me!

She had two pics of Bev, specifically because they looked so much like me ☺.  Made us both laugh.  There was a photo of Shirley and her grandson, and one taken in California of Uncle Tony, Aunt Fronie and Uncle Matt.  We looked at a brag book of Laurie's grandkids Ambrose and Augustine (honest, Aunt Eileen's great great grand kids)...but the two pictures I asked for were these:
Uncle Matt and Aunt Eileen
Hesch, about 1980
                                 Probably Fall, 1925                                                    

The kids pic is so COOL!  It fits with others we got from Judy after the reunion, but these are dad and all his sibs except Tony, who wasn't born yet.  Wait, let me put em side by side.  I think they might have been taken on the same weekend since the background is the same, even tho the big boys are dressed up.  If dad was 12 or so, the twins would have been 10.

 Rosie was a baby here (born in January), and she looks maybe 6-7 months old, so it was August or September 1925.  Henry was 2, Katie was 4, Fronie was 6. (The gap between the twins and Fronie was because Grandma lost a baby, Stephen, in 1917).  If you enlarge the new pic, you'll see that Mike is wearing the same suit as below--see the lapel pin?
 Here's the new pic, cropped closer.
Isn't this just neat? Click to biggify, too.
L to R--Matt, Mike holding Rosie, Ted
Katie, Henry and Fronie

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