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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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Charles Augustus Lindbergh Sr.

The latest post on the Morrison County Historical Society's website is  Collections Carousel: Charles A. Lindbergh State Park Shelter and Bridge Postcards. If you're familiar with Little Falls, you'll remember that the MCHS and the Weyerhaeuser Museum sits across the road from the park and down the road from the Lindbergh home and museum. (The Google map below is a bit off--but it's close).
C.A.Lindbergh was a prominent lawyer in Little Falls, but was not mentioned in Fuller's History of Morrison and Todd Counties, Minnesota.  (Hmm, another non-subscriber? ☺)
From this article in the Record (February, 2010):
" ...C.A. Lindbergh, father of aviator Charles Lindbergh, made a run for the Republican gubernatorial endorsement after serving 10 years in Congress from 1907 to 1917. However, after meeting with incumbent Republican Gov. J.A.A. Burnquist, who was seeking re-election, Lindbergh dropped out, throwing his support to Burnquist.  Burnquist served as governor from 1915 to 1921".

When I Googled Images of Chuck, this newspaper pic wasn't included, so here's a photo of Charles Augustus Lindbergh from the Pierz Journal.  Cool, huh?

Oh, and one from later, I suppose as the prominent lawyer in town, but if the above photo was 1916, then he was a very young looking 57 when it was taken.  
Hmm, the collar and jacket are similar in both pics...but I think that's due more to "It's still a good jacket".  C.A. looks a good 15 years younger, to me, in the newspaper photo.  What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. As self-appointed representative f the folically embarassed community I feel feel compelled to point out that the hairline is definitely "at a higher tide" than in the newsprint photo.