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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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Beware the hardened criminal "Lemonade Bill"


Searching old Minnesota newspapers with the term "Pierz" resulted in some curious stories from October 1905.  The newspaper is the Minneapolis Journal.  Don't you wonder what ever happened to Lemonade Bill?

"While Neal disclaims all knowledge of the robbery, he cannot account for the presence of the policies in his pocket."


Thanks, Larry...!

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