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.
Ok, today a client and I were talking about what fun it was when older cousins or friends sent hand-me-down clothes for us to sort through and wear. She's almost 30 years older than I am, but we both remembered getting cardboard barrels full of clothes--and that both our mothers used cardboard barrels to store off-season clothes (like winter coats in the summer). Good memories.
But neither of us could remember where those barrels originally came from--what was shipped in them? Or, if you could buy new empty cardboard barrels, who sold them?