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, May 29, 2010

From today's St Cloud Times....

"St. Cloud Hospital will donate a statue of the Rev. Francis Pierz to the city named after him.
The hospital expects to deliver the statue to the city of Pierz in the next several weeks, according to a news release.
The St. Cloud diocese commissioned and paid for Italian sculptor Domenico Mastroianni to create the structure in 1952. It has stood in front of the hospital, along Sixth Avenue North since 1969.
With the current construction project, hospital officials thought about moving the statue. Discussion led to approaching Pierz with the idea of donating the statue to the community".

Interesting, huh?

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