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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Thursday, July 29, 2010

This is the way they spelled CHICKEN

The St Paul Globe newspaper featured this story on September 9th, 1900.  It must have been a slow newsday, and no, great Uncle Math was only 10 years old, so he didn't write

Larry found it, of course, and noticed all the familiar names.  They're not only familiar from "up home", but from state history.
(Looks like some of the hunters were residents of St Paul or Minneapolis and were maybe land speculators too?  Ok, it's possible some of the names are familiar to Larry and me only because we're so into Minnesota history).  Still, names like Staples, Lindbergh, Hartman, Weyerhauser, Morrison,  Newman, and Dr Roy are pretty familiar, no?

It was probably a fairly dangerous weekend to have a picnic anywhere near Little Falls or Pierz.

The story made both Larry and me think of the adventures of our former vice president.

Just in case you want more info about the grouse's mating ritual, watch this, and then the Native American Prairie Chicken Dance competition (yup, that's .....aren't they both COOL?

We figure the human dance was for the same purpose as the birds dancing.  Whatdya think?

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