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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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A quick St Cloud quiz

I KNOW how much you love quizzes!  (And yes, prizes for correct answers will be dispersed at the usual generous rate, promise).
1.  Where was this building located originally (way before we were born)? 
2.  What was it used for when we were kids?
3.  The photographer was standing in the parking lot of ______ _____ _____ ____.
4.  What famous event happened to this building in 1938? (See Q #1)
5.  It was built in 1902 as the ______ _____.
6.  How thick were its granite walls?
7.  What family story happened exactly where the car in the photo is?

8.  What was this building called?
9.  Did you ever attend an event there?  If so, what?
10. What was it used for mostly, by the 1960s?

BTW, the pic was taken in 1936.  You can see the side of it in Pic #1, so yes, both buildings existed when we were kids ☺.

Answers in the comments ☺

1 comment:

  1. Answers:
    1. Four blocks west, where the Federal building is now.
    2. St Cloud City Hall and Police Station.
    3. Driveway of the Tschumperlin-Williams Funeral Home.
    4. Rails were laid on St Germain and the whole building was slowly rolled to where we knew it, in the photo.
    5. Post Office
    6. The walls were 2 feet thick, made of local granite, mostly.
    7. Little girls waiting for Daddy in the car parked there, playing with the crank windows...I stuck my head out and SOMEBODY rolled the window a little too snug for comfort. A nice stranger helped us, and admonished us sternly NOT to do that again....we didn't.
    8. The Armory
    9. I think I was inside only once or twice--a Girl Scout event?
    10. Rowdy Friday night dances and trade shows, etc.