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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Sunday, May 2, 2010

More photo IDs from Anon

Looking thru the photos at the Minnesota History Center, this "General store" was actually the Mischke Hardware store, in Buckman.  The man second from the left is Frank Mischke himself, according to our friend Anon.  Man, there was a LOT of merchandise in that place--cream separators, pots and pans, oil cans, galvanized tubs, and a lovely selection of wood cook stoves.  Wouldn't you love to wander around in there?
THIS building strikes me as really odd and innovative.  Anon said it was the Pierz Creamery.  So, McDonalds didn't invent the drive-thru after all. 

Wow--thanks AGAIN,  Anon! ☺

PS....Any ideas what company this poster was advertising?  This is a sharp as I can get it...and enlarging it only makes it a BIGGER blurry photo.

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