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, June 13, 2010

Mining old magazines

This article was published in Bret Harte's Overland Magazine in 1899.  The author had visited  Tyrol, in Austria, and was impressed by the singing he heard's a very American 'take' on the old country.  Would our Hesch ancestors have recognized what the author describes? 

And...this, from a filler in 1906.  It's still funny! ☺

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