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 10, 2012

Did the Ojibwe ever get paid?

 I found these three clippings in issues of the  Pierz Journal and thought they were probably in succession, but they weren't.  The last one, ("Wm. Dailey..") was earliest, so talked about a puny payout as tho it was a big deal.  Annuities meant money gained by the government for tribal land sold when the tribe was 'removed' to a reservation.
Note that the huge amounts discussed in the long column became half of the original estimate by the time it was distributed...if it ever actually was.

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