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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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

An 1870 Florist

Last night, Larry showed me a city directory from Albany NY, published in 1870-71. Listed was a Valentine Hesch, a cigarmaker and farmer, but we figure he was from the Canadian Heschs.
Anyway, I started to scroll forward and backward from that page, just to see what ads were included, and I found this:

Talk about DIRECT marketing!

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