Now, THIS is cool. It's 1892, five years before our great-great grandfather Johann Hesch died (me, dad, Anton, Paul, Johann). This map is from the Morrison County Plat book, and the village of Pierz (Rich Prairie) is just off the top right corner.
Click it to biggify. Recognize any names?
Again, note that these are not ALL the farmers, just the "patrons". Ka-ching!