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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Monday, May 3, 2010

A little Royalton history

Larry found this photo of the C. W. Bouck hardware store in turn-of-the-last-century Royalton, Minnesota.  I didn't recognize it, but it was probably still standing when I was a kid. 
So, I set out to find where it was in town.  These next three photos are from a website that's sadly no longer online.

Ah, there it is, on Center Street, the main east/west road thru town.  If you followed this street, you'd  cross the Platte on the old iron bridge, and eventually you'd be in Little Rock.

Another view from closer to Front Street (highway 10).  Of the buildings in these photos, the only ones still standing are the nearest ones on the left and right in this ► photo.  Too bad!

◄ Interior of the store.  Just LOOK at all the wood stoves along the left wall.  Wow!

Thanks, Larry ☺ !!

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