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 15, 2011

"Our boys" in WWI

If you have a library card from almost any library in Minnesota, you can access some pretty cool websites when you enter your library ID online.  (For instance, here, it's the Great River Regional Library, or GRRL, and the web address is That's  where I found this, on the:                Historical Minneapolis Tribune (Legacy Platform) 
Contains full-text and article images from the Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1908) and the Minneapolis Morning Tribune (1909-1922).

This particular article was in the 4 January 1919 issue of the Minneapolis Morning Tribune.  The man pictured in the second row, left, is John Faust, from Pierz.  It says he was missing in action.  According to FamilySearch, he was born in 1891 but doesn't show up after the 1910 census.  I suppose he never came home.
The Faust family was pretty civic-minded. and members held public offices that were also mentioned in the Minneapolis Tribune in those years...but you'll have to use your own library card to find that stuff.  BTW, Larry says most libraries in the whole country have databases available with a library card, online.  Try yours!

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