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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Thursday, July 2, 2009

DEEP snow in 1926?

Sue sent this picture some time ago, but we weren't sure of the time frame or which kids they were (obviously Ket in the middle, tho)....

So, what year had a record-setting snowfall?
Turns out the fall and winter of 1925-1926 did!

This chart from the SCSU Meteorology Department shows the fall of 1925 was very wet--12 inches of rain in September/October, and on another site, I found mention of RECORD SNOWFALL OF 59.4 INCHES THAT FELL FROM OCT 1925 TO MAY Minnesota. I think the picture is Laura, Ket and Girlie next to their house, the winter that John died. (Remember that Laura was 17 when she entered the convent in 1927, so here, she was 16, and still a kid).
I LOVE figuring out stuff like this!! It doesn't matter to a single soul, but damn, it's fun.

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