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, June 26, 2010

In April 1887, the town of Royalton in Morrison County incorporated.  In March that year, they placed an ad in the Minneapolis Tribune newspaper--not just a "Come see us", it was more than 2 columns of info about the town.  The idea was to get new people to move there, so the description was of an amazingly vital town.  All they lacked was a bank and a jeweler, honest!

Here's the copy-and-paste link to the page, courtesy of Larry:

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