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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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Telephony from Technical World Magazine, 1905

The old magazines at Internet Archives are endlessly fascinating to me.  They give us a picture of the world then, as technology was developing and new products were introduced for future benefit.  (Technical World also offered lots of ads for patent lawyers, natch).  

Below, there's a reference to "Tesla", as tho everyone would know who that was.  He was Nicola Tesla, and look!  He predicted the cel phone, in 1905!  

That particular issue has quite a long article about telephone technicalities--it ought to be fascinating to a few of you!

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