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, September 1, 2011

Uptown Buckman

HOORAY,  the internet works again here--looks like it might have been a monitor prob, but not to worry, I have a C-clamp holding the button down and a new internet service provider.  We'll see, huh?
Here's a wonderful photo of old Buckman--across today's Highway 25--it's Frank Mischke's Hardware store.  I suspect Larry found it on Ancestry, but I don't know for sure. The building to the right looks like Mueller's General Store and Saloon, which burned down in ___?  And look, there are mail boxes on the left, so this was before the Post Office was established in town.  

 Anyway, YAY, we're putting Buckman back together again, in photos.
Oh, and THIS house is identified as Dr Seguin's (the young doc from Canada who took care of the dying Paul Hesch after he fell from the wagon, in 1900).  Didn't Seguin have rooms in Schmolkes house, as well as an office there?  I suppose he might have built a house in town, tho.  Wonder where I got the impression that he didn't stay in Buckman long...  
Yup, we'll find out eventually ☺.

See? Larry's on the job, and I'm fighting ISP companies---JUST FOR YOU.

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