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 28, 2015

What to do with old photographs

Last month, cousin Sue stopped in with her husband John.  They were home from Nebraska, this time not for a funeral.  We had a wonderful chat, and I showed her pics I have of her as a child.  She hadn't seen a few of them, ever.
I never thought about this before--some of the photos I inherited when mom died are pictures of cousins and aunts and uncles.  They were taken when those relatives were at our house for first communions or birthdays, but you know what?  Those cousins never saw the pics because they were taken by mom, so they stayed at our house.  YOU probably have photos in your collections too, of people who would love those photos if they only knew they existed.  The internet and a scanner make it much more possible now, too, or just send the originals.  What a gift!

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