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.
This 1946 photo postcard just blows me away. It's from 20 years before I was a student at CHS, and while a lot changed in those years, it's startling how much was exactly like this when I got there. LOL...I could go on to describe each building, but only 3 of you would care.
Compare and contrast in the comments, ok?