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, June 18, 2012

Stuff that may or may not interest you...

Another edition of stuff that's not necessarily connected to a bigger topic but is kinda fun to know anyway, regarding Buckman and Pierz in 1909 to 1912:

...meaning dad's uncle John had NOT had a wheelchair before this, huh?  It's a fact that can help date photos for us, if we remember it.  He was wheelchair bound then, for 14 more years.

Urban Problems we Never Thought Of  But every home in town, too, had a stable or barn that needed cleaning in the spring, and not necessarily a garden that needed that MUCH well rotted manure.

A little sarcasm probably went a long way ☺

Here's a question, answered, that Larry and I have wondered about since the PJ 's been online--How come they shot so MUCH game at one time?
Thoreau was making a point, too.

There was a time after the Harness Shop became a confectioners store (later Zenner's) and the auto trade wasn't big enough yet, that one Brandl bro had to turn to some other form of work.  I hadn't realized it was sometimes  digging wells...and it makes me curious: how was a well dug back then?  He wouldn't have physically been diging 40 feet below ground, would he?

The first issue of the Pierz Journal was published on June 24, 1909, and 2 weeks later, they posted reactions to it from around the state and region:
A new newspaper was progressive, after all, and the St Cloud Times had been scornful earlier about this venture in the little berg of Pierz.
It's nice that North Dakota's Warwick Weekly Sentinel approved--hooray!

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