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, October 15, 2010

Everybody loves a MYSTERY've seen these in use, but it's been quite a while.  There are 10 of em here, but you'd only have needed one...but you'd really really need that one.  Almost nothing else would work.

    What were these tools used for?



  1. They are used to open the lids on a wood stove. Looks like the ones Grandparents and several of the uncles and aunts used. Used to have one at the cabin too. Jerry