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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Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Buzza Card Company

In the late 30's, rural young people went to Minneapolis to work and to get away from the farm, the same as now. My mother Linda Janson did too. She graduated from Drew's Business College in St Cloud about 1936, went to the big city and got a job with the Buzza Card Company in the "Stenographers Pool". Man, it's not a fancy space--the walls look temporary, and what an odd bunch of desks....but it was war time, and they were only the steno pool:
There's mom, second desk from the corner window. She wrote on the back of the framed picture "1939, Buzza Co Steno", but the calendar on the wall says
Mom worked in Mpls till her own mom became seriously ill in late 1944. Margaret (Naber) Janson died in April of 1945, and mom met dad in December that same year.
They were married 28 September 1946...awww!

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