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, May 12, 2012

Answered Questions

Perennial burning questions ANSWERED by Math Hesch in his early "Buckman News" columns. 
 I think you've waited long enough!
Did Cold Spring Beer advertise in area small town papers ?
When was the basement for the high school building in Buckman dug, and by whom?

Did Math happen to report the birth of  his niece, who was AA and Lizzys first child (before dad)?

July 29, 1909
What other products did the Hamm's Brewers produce besides beer?

How long was a normal fishing trip (honest!) in those years?
Did Math ever find occasions to mention himself in his column?
Did the state or county build roads and bridges back then, and if not, did people really do it this cheap??

Were people in Morrison county aware of the Mayo brothers clinic in southern Minnesota?

Was the water pressure good in Buckman in 1909?

Extra credit:  what has always been the tallest building in Buckman? ☺

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