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, March 16, 2010

Compare and Contrast

Here are the occupations listed for Buckman in 1910, 1920, and 1930.  I added names if I recognized them or if they pertained to HH in some way.  I tabulated them in the order they were listed, mostly, so you can see where in town they started counting each time.  I didn't compare 1900 because it didn't distinguish town from township, and besides, the village only incorporated in 1903.

There are some surprises:  Killian Zenner was a school teacher in 1930 (probably a country school), and had been married for 2 years  by April, 1930.  In 1910, there were 3 general stores, 2 blacksmiths, and 1 bar.  The bank was built before 1920.  Note who 'owned' Brandl Motors, and who was a 'salesman' in 1930. 
And, what happened to Mueller's Hardware and Saloon by 1920?  Did John sell his share of the business to Peter so soon?  Maybe Anon knows....
I know there are a few of you wondering WHY there are no bars at all in 1920 and 1930.  Prohibition began in 1920 ( and lasted till 1933).  The trade just moved out of town, that's all!

(BTW, remember that all those "no occupation" folks were mostly children and wives, and that YOU can go look at the census forms online if you wonder about something here).

Isn't this just COOL?

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