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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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The hill south of Center Valley

I had a chat with Eddie Hiemenz yesterday, and he told me about how he and his buddies would ride their bikes to Jake Kinzer's store in Center Valley.  (Eddie was born in 1927, so this memory is probably from about 1940 or so).  He said Jake promised the boys a free ice cream cone if they could start by the store and ride all the way to the top of the south hill without stopping.
I asked if any of them ever made it, and Eddie said he didn't think so, but Mr Kinzer eventually gave them cones anyway.  It probably made Jake tired just watching them

THANKS for the story, Eddie.  
....Oh, and Happy 83rd Birthday ☺

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