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 26, 2012

New Laws from 1911

1911 was when the heinous oleomargarine law passed?  I was under the impression that it was a fairly new law when we were kids and I swore (under my breath) when I had to add a tiny bit of yellow dye to the margarine for popcorn.  Anything for butter verisimilitude, but I sure didn't like it.
And look--the temperance movement was pecking away at the liquor monolith even then.  Wow x 2.

Several Important Acts Become Effective After July 1.
St.Paul, Minn., June 20--Five new laws of general importance, passed by the last legislature, will go into effect tomorrow, July 1.  They are:
  Prohibiting the sale of malt outside of licensed drinking places or drugstores.
  Creating a state department of weights and measures.  
  Prohibiting the sale of oleomargarine colored to imitate butter.
  Prohibiting the marriage of first cousins.
  Requiring rubber tires and casings to bear the name of the maker and the date of manufacture.

The malt bill was the most important temperance measure passed by the last legislature.  It prohibits the sale of any kind of malt drinks except in licensed saloons, or in drugstores for medical purposes.  The object of the measure is to do away with a number of refreshment stands in dry territory that sell intoxicating drinks.

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