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, September 5, 2012

"I'll call ya!"

I remember when calling Buckman from Sauk Rapids was a sort of game that depended on who you knew in between.  We could call Rice for free, Rice could call Royalton for free, and Royalton could call Buckman. Once the end person was reached, the process went in reverse...and people actually did this for each other.  A phone call directly to Aunt Jeanette might cost a whole dollar. Yikes!

But that's not what this post is about ☺.  
I've been finding announcements in the early Pierz Journals regarding early telephone service around there.  Thought you'd be interested!
(OK, so at least PRETEND to be ☺ ).

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