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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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another Paul Bunyan Connection

Here's something fun from my sister Lois in Chicago:

"One of my patients (whose family has MN connections) told me that his great aunt Esther Shephard wrote the original Paul Bunyan book in the 20's. It was reissued in 2006. All the original illustrations are found in the book as well".

The link there is to Google's digitized version of the book.  It's a preview, so not all the pages are shown. But if you're into Paul or Babe, or tall tales in general, this is a GREAT source book.  It would have given dad a lotta new

Thanks, Cookie!

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