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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Friday, May 27, 2011

115 year old news from Little Falls

An article found (by Larry ☺) in the Penny Press from St Paul and Minneapolis in November, 1896.  It's interesting because it's  a series of items that have no bearing on the next item.  The penny press newspapers were inexpensive papers for the masses, so the editor wasn't  paying much for this piece.  For readers here in other languages, I've added # between subjects, ok?

Little Falls, Minn., Nov 16--(Special)--
Among the amendments adopted at the election just past is the one that no foreign born citizen shall be entitled to vote until he shall have taken out his final citizenship papers, and he must have done this three months previous to the election at which he proposes to vote.  It also provides that the voter shall have been in the state six months and in the voting precinct thirty days, whereas before he had to have been only four months in the state and ten days in the precinct.  This will make a good deal of difference in Morrison county and in Little Falls.  It will greatly affect the city election next spring. #  There are over 100 school teachers employed in this county.  The average enrollment is 3,812 scholars.  # The citizens of Royalton are trying to get the Farmer's Institute, which locates in a place in each county for a few days every fall there.  Last fall the institute was held here. #
The new Catholic church of Royalton which has just been completed will be dedicated Nov. 19. #  Judge of Probate Richardson has received notice from the officials of the Fergus Falls insane asylum of the release of Mrs. Mary Marsic, Mrs Anna Eastberg and Anna Schultz from the Fergus Falls insane asylum. # The following is the official vote for representatives in the fourty-sixth district: Ferris (Rep.), 6,341; Jones (Rep.), 6,163; Head (Rep.), 6,049; Hartshorn, (Rep.), 6,018; Koop, (Dem.) 5,108; Sheets, (Dem.), 4,816; Newton, (Dem.), 4,856 and Bohall, (Dem.), 4,697. #  The Weyerhauser syndicate has contracted with David Dobie for a cut of 35,000,000 feet of logs in northern Wisconsin. # Papers were served today in a suit against the City of Little Falls for damages said to be caused by defects in the sidewalk.  The complainant is Lizzie Lukaszewicz, and she claims injuries in the amount of $6,000. # Ryan Brothers, shoe merchants of this city, have closed out, owing to the hard times.  # A considerable number of scholars have been sick within the past two weeks with chicken pox and diptheria, but only in one or two instances has the illness proved fatal. #  A movement is on foot among the school teachers to hold school on Saturday and make Monday the vacation day.

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