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, December 1, 2010

Odds and Ends

There's a diet pop stand at the fair
run by a gal named Rhoda
Sells teeny little hamburgers
and cups of Minnesota.
A photo illustration from the White House Cookbook.
Notice all the 1887 details.

The People's Newspaper covered a  huge area--"West of Milwaukee and north of Davenport"--but that's where thousands of Germans settled.  
I love this ad.  "Railroad and government lands" for sale all
along the route, a ton of information,  reduced rates for settlers
AND Westinghouse air brakes?  Life was good!

I keep seeing the same ox cart photo in articles and books , as tho there's only ONE available.
So, here's a different Red River ox cart train photo from a book at Internet Archives...
nope, I don't remember which one, but it's beyond

This is from a book  of Catholic priests serving
 German settlers in the United States,
with the translation about our great great uncle,  August Rausch.

 And THIS is from a charming series of books from 1912-13 that Larry found yesterday...but I'll tell you about em in a separate post ☺.

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