More than likely, the original Pawel Hesch and his son Martin (and his son Johann) knew about the legend and probably believed there was a White Lady who roamed the castle. Did they tell the story to our great grandfather Paul, and did he take it with him to America? Was it maybe something he told his own kids on the homestead west of Buckman?
I find it really odd that the author says it was the SAME White Lady haunting castles all over Europe. Couldn't central casting find any other disgruntled dead women to haunt their own castles?
(BTW, Neuhaus was the German name for Jindrichuv Hradec, the larger town less than 5 miles from where our ancestors lived...)
THANKS, LARRY! ☺