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, April 1, 2015

At least one Sand mystery, solved

We heard from a wonderful new relative last night!  She's Magdalena (Sand) Block's great grand daughter Jenny, and she enclosed a few photographs.  Her grandmother was Hildegard Hoheisel and the delightful photos were passed along from her.  However, I believe a little suspense is good for your character, so we'll post them tomorrow or the next day ☺

But first, Solving the Sand Mystery:  remember the "Eight Women" photo we've puzzled over here on HH?  Over time, we figured out who each woman was except for two: the kneeling woman on the left, and the nectar pourer (bottom, with the pitcher). This was 1920, and we think it was probably a Hesch wedding.  In an exchange of emails, Jenny thought that the kneeling woman on the left was most likely Lena Block--dark hair, possibly pregnant, and one of Louisa's four daughters and a daughter-in-law to work that particular occasion. I think she's right.
Click the "Eight Women" link for the names ☺

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