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, July 17, 2010

Where is Parent, Minnesota?

Storm warnings in Minnesota today--it's been a hot stormy summer so far--radar shows green, blue, red, orange and yellow patterns whipping along I-94 from Fargo toward St Cloud.  It seems like most of our summer storms follow either that path, or they arrive from Nebraska/Iowa along the bottom of Minnesota, aiming at the twin cities.

THIS summer, we've had storm systems taking weekly turns at pounding us.  Funny tho, how you can tell when theres a new weather person on duty at the radio station: they have trouble with Kanabec,  Lac Qui Parle  and Kandiyohi counties, and they include those "towns" that are only signs on the railroad or highway: Vawter and Gregory in Morrison, and Parent in Benton Co.

They're talking about weather that's trying to kill us, as Garrison says.  Is it picky to want them to get the place names right? ☺

(BTW, Parent, Mn is between St Cloud and Foley on Highway 23.  It was a town at one time, but now it's only a marker on the RR tracks).

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