Wednesday, July 7, 2010
A recap: Mathias Hesch and Agnes Trachofsky (above) emigrated from Bohemia to Waumandee, Wisconsin. They married, had 10 kids, and later, moved to Pierz, Minnesota about 1910.
Mathias' brother Paul had died 10 years before (1900). Paul and his wife Mary Otremba had had 13 kids, one of whom was named Mathias Hesch....of course. The photo below is Great uncle Math, his wife Mary (Holka) and their seven daughters, in about 1955.
Except that uncle Math Hesch wrote the "Buckman news" for the Pierz Journal and Little Falls Transcript newspapers beginning in about 1907, he said.
So, when he needed to add inches to his column by listing 'who was there' at some event, you can't really tell if he meant himself...or his uncle M.E. Hesch. If they were both there, he'd use both names: Math Hesch AND M.E .Hesch. ..and sometimes you know he wanted it to SOUND like lots of people attended, when it was really just Sunday dinner at his own house...lol