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 30, 2010

John Terhaar

Here's another photo from the Minnesota Historical Society website..this time, there's more indication of WHERE it was taken.  We're still talking 1925, and we know John Terhaar was listed as "Bank/Cashier" on the 1920 and 1930 censuses....



I would say the man behind the counter in the bank could easily be the same man that Anon identified as John Terhaar, baseball player, don't you think?  According to earlier censuses, John was born in February, 1891 in Pierz.  The second man is probably Otto Janson, son of local blacksmith Joe Janson.  I believe John went on to work at the bank in Rice, Mn--does anyone know if this is correct?  YES!  According to the comment left below by Michael Hortsch, John got itchy feet in 1931 and moved to the new bank in Rice.  He died there, in Rice, Mn, at only 51 years old.   
THANKS, Michael--have a wonderful trip!

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  1. I have in my file that John Nicholas TERHAAR (1891-1942) was Bank clerk of the First State Bank at Rice Established First State Bank in 1931. In 1917 he was married to Anna Margaret SCHROEDER and they had 5 children. He died 1942 in Rice, MN.
    Greetings Michael (Hortsch)

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