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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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Trophy Hunting, 1909

When I first read this article, I thought it was a straight 5 W report--after all, who wanted bears that close?  But re-reading it, I think it was snarky, as the writer was trying to make a point.  What do you think?

While driving to Buckman Monday afternoon W. Schreiner and Math and Nick Mueller encountered a black bear about four miles south of Pierz.  The party gave bruin the right-of-way and went to the farm of J. Otremba where they equipped themselves with rifles, knives, etc, and at once gave chase.  The bear was again found in a corn field where it was shot.  The proud hunters at once returned to Pierz with their quarry and it was placed on exhibition at Mueller's saloon.  The bear weighed 35 pounds".

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