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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Friday, September 7, 2012

The Minnesota State Fair, 100 years ago

So I have these cool ads from the Pierz Journal touting the state fair.  I can't wait till NEXT Fall to post them, so here they are, about 102 years, and a few days, late. Deal.

Ok, by contrast, these are from 2 weeks ago!

 Yup, a deep fried Snickers bar being appreciated by our NYC Hesch, Kathy's daud Laurel.
 My favorite stop at the fair.  We went occasionally as a family 50 years ago--first Machinery Hill, then ALL the MILK YOU CAN DRINK booth!  I think it was free.  There was a tanker truck backed up to a covered serving table and hundreds of wax paper cups.  It was heaven.  Even with the wasps.
Scott and Josie, about to go back for more!

And here's the next generation of family fair goers, encouraged by the most devoted 'goer' among us, Marion.  Josie got to meet Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a REAL princess!

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