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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Monday, May 28, 2012

Pete Mueller and the Bull

If you wish to know how things look to a man up a tree ask Pete Miller [Mueller].  He has been there lately and can probably tell you all about it.  Up to the present time electricity has held the record for shinning tree and peeling off the bark but Pete has lightning skinned to a finish by his stunt of last Sunday, when he beat the record ascending a tree at the same time knocking the bark off both the tree and his shins.  Perhaps a large share of the credit should go to the pacemaker which, contrary to the usual custom, traveled behind instead of in front of him.  To make the matter a little plainer, we might explain that the pacemaker was a large sized bull which, objecting to Mr Miller's presence in Nick Hennen's pasture, proceeded to perforate him full of holes.  However, Mr Miller escaped serious injury by climbing a tree where the bull held him for an hour and a half.  We are informed that the bull has since been converted into beef in which condition he will be less dangerous".

--Pierz Journal, July 22, 1909

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