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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Monday, July 25, 2011

A tale of two Mischkes and more

A few years ago, if I'd seen this article (from the Princeton Union newspaper), I would have recognized only two of the men, even tho Kelsomberg is a mis-spelling (and so BTW, is Segum). 
"H" was most likely Hubert Kelzenberg (1870-1958), who was married to Anna Roos  (1885-1919), and Frank Mischke is certainly familiar to us as the owner of the hardware store in Buckman.  This Frank had to be the original one who died suddenly 10 years later.    
Edward Seguin M.D. was the Buckman town doctor.  I assume "J.E.Dufort M.D." was a professional friend.  Does anybody recognize "G. Knot"?

I have no idea why men from Buckman were lollygagging in Princeton "for some time" in the spring of 1903, unless they were fishing (?) at "the lake".  
And don't you wonder which doctor was the  "little Doctor"? 

And here, from the Bemidji Daily Pioneer in 1908, is a Mischke who's not familiar.  The setting in Fredrichschafen, Germany was a town Larry and I found lately loosely connected with mom's family, the Jansons, not Heschs.  
Whoever "Captain Mischke" was, it was assumed that readers were aware of him, it looks like.  For sure, the world became aware of the Zeppelin airship. 
(More tidbits that were saved because of a Buckman name searched online.  
THANKS to the normal thankee ☺)

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