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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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Odds and Ends

Flipping thru my Pictures file this morning, I re-found things I've saved to show you. 
The last day of the year is as good a reason as any, huh?

This is north St Cloud in 1965...the white area in the top left corner is North Junior High, ok?
What I wanted to show you, tho, is the shape of Centennial addition
--it was intended to look like a bell, see?
This is a photo Larry found when we were talking about the literal tons of equipment left over after a war (we started with the pointless war in Iraq, but soon got into WWII).
The pic is just some of the leftovers when the troops went home.  Motorcycles were sold as-is, in lots of 5, I suppose to insure you'd have the parts for at least one whole bike.

Here's the plat map from 1828 of one of the villages we think Larry's  Bohemian folks maybe came from.  That's the German word for Drahotesice.  Heinz sent suggestions too, and we're checking them out.  The parish was SEVETIN, in case you want to look yourself.

See how they relate?  The red marker is Drahotesice, and Budweis is SW
while Jindrichuv Hradec is straight east.  We're talking about the same distances as, well...say Drahotesice is Long Prairie, Mn?  Then Ceske Budejovice is St Joe, and JH is Pierz.  Wow! 

Yes!  These ARE the creameries in Central Minnesota in 1898.  Good guess!

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