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, March 10, 2011

Seed Catalogs from Yesteryear

(Wow, when was the last time you heard "yesteryear"?)

Another service from the online digital collections of our own Smithsonian Institution Libraries--500 illustrations from 258 early seed catalogs.

You can browse by Company; Flower; Fruit; Vegetable; People and the Material World; or Other.

They're ALL cool!

1 comment:

  1. When to seed catalogs came to my childhood home I knew spring was not too far away.