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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Friday, July 16, 2010

Old News

Here're a few articles we found in various newspapers while researching.  They're from different years, they're mostly unrelated to each other or even to this blog, but they're interesting for some reason.  

► This one, from 1959, had Sr Laura listed as a "dignitary" at a conference in Fergus Falls in 1959.

Here's evidence of the venerable tradition of Catholic blessings of various sporting ventures.  I know what you're saying: "but this was serious hunting, for food for the family."  (Did any kids like venison?)  And yes, the church also seriously blessed tractors and farm well as snowmobiles and boats.  It kinda depended on what excuses the men needed, I think.

A fire at Zenners?  Wow.  The building was a tinderbox by the 1970s...good thing the fire was minor.
Herman Otremba didn't fare so well.  Those stoves were dangerous!

This article was from another paper entirely--Milwaukee, I think--but it tickled Larry and me.

An ad from Technical World Magazine in the 1910s about the virtues of Postum?  Eww.

...And if you've ever been to Treasure City in Royalton, it's possible that THIS article from Billboard Magazine in 1957 was some sort of impetus for the "man eating clam" out front of the

And below is an article Larry found in the Winona paper in 1919--the farmer is one Anton HASCH.  It's not our family, but it's a good story anyway!

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