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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Saturday, March 20, 2010

WHAT were they thinking?

Some of the ads we found in Overland Magazine and Harpers are truly interesting because you can see the roots of modern ads in them.  What works as well as what doesn't.  This one seems to protest too much--every housekeeper already realizes that scrubbing is scrubbing, no matter what soap ya use.
I especially like the last bit--it's almost a whine.

In the piano ad, all I see is "MOUSE PROOF PEDAL".  How long before they stopped using that line? 

 And The Best Toy Out was real stones?  Wow.  But the pastor of a Methodist Episcopal Church endorsed it, so how bad could they be, right?


The words GOOD SENSE and CORSET don't go together in my mind, but maybe they did in 1889.  Anyway, a 'good tight corset' might have created you wouldn't need

We all overthink stuff now and then, and it was no different with this reading stand from 1893.  Whew.  Are any of them "antiques" now?

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