My file of clippings from the Pierz Journal is bulging with hundred-year-old news that I'm sure you want to see. Three of these were written by 21 year old Math Hesch. Guess which ones, ok? Normal prizes to be bestowed, promise.
Charles Gravel (gra-VEL) was the mayor of Pierz in 1912, just so ya know. It's valuable knowledge that you might need some day, when I'll say "Ha! I told you so!"
"Joe Hortsch began to dig the basement for our new school in district 41. It will be 48 X 49 and 3 feet deep".
"J. Hoheisel says his well cost him $140 and that it would have been about as cheap to buy beer, as to get water at such expense".
|A crop in fall, 1911: "John L. Dehler took a four horse|
load of flax to Pierz Thursday".
"Jos. Janson Sr. who left for Los Angeles, Cal. last spring for his health returned Saturday and is feeling much better. (Joe Janson was mom's grandpa).
Lena Sand went to Pierz Thursday for a visit with friends, returning
(Lena was Grandma's sister).
John Wintermeyer and family of St Cloud were the welcome guests of
Mr and Mrs Mike Sand, the first part of the week. They returned Wednesday. (Mrs Wintermeyer was grandma's sister Vernie).
T.A. Hesch who left for North Dakota last spring came home for a short visit last Saturday.
(T.A. was Math's brother, Theo).
Annie Hesch of Agram was in town Sunday visiting friends"
(Annie was the daughter of Mathias Hesch, our great grand uncle).
An ad for Hartmann's Store, Pierz,
from February, 1912.
Definitely a typical Morrison guy with his typical dog, Shep.