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, December 13, 2009

World Events in 1950

We've found that the first edition of the new year in many newspapers contains a sort of wrap-up of the last year, and this one was particularly succinct.  It was published in the Sauk Centre Herald January 4th, 1951:

(Yes, I know we have almost no connections in Sauk Centre, but it was a relatively local newspaper of those that are's a snapshot of what was on peoples' minds right then..including our people. ) 

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