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 1, 2010

More terrific old books

Larry found another of those "I-had-no-idea-there-ever-was-a-directory-like-that" sort of book.  It was intended for use by traveling shows as they planned tours--everything you'd need to know about the town,  theater, accommodations, railroad service--Julius Cahn provided a necessary and appreciated service.

HERE'S the 1905-1906 version, open to the St Cloud page.  Interestingly, the 1901 edition had a listing for Pierz, but it's not in this one.


A book I found today was put together, I believe, by Popular Mechanics Magazine, but it was for boys who wanted to build something.  It looks like there were successive editions of it.

Here's Volume one (1913) of The Boy Mechanic: 700 Things for Boys to Do

and Volume two (1915)  The Boy Mechanic: 1000 things for Boys to Do  If you want volume three, you'll need to find it on Internet ☺

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