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, August 27, 2009

Motorcycle pictures, revisited

Hmm! Wondering if Math SOLD many Excelsior Motorcycles while he was a dealer, I went back to see who was driving in the pic with the sidecar fulla kids:
Wow! That man could easily be his nieces and nephews a ride. Click each picture to enlarge and compare!

Later: In fact, this was probably downtown Buckman, where Math's bro John had the store. I think both Laura and Mary are in that sidecar--see the little face peeking around the front boy? These are "town kids"...and the building behind them is maybe the Ford Garage being built?

My brother Allan says Excelsiors are extremely collectible these days...wonder what happened to this one, huh?

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