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, January 12, 2013

Blake & Bentfeld

One of the photos I found and scanned from the Morrison County Atlases was of a store front with "Blake and Bentfeld" painted above the second floor windows.  The caption said it was a Pierz Store, c 1890.  I was casting about for a pic of it on the street there, but Larry went to the definitive source and looked at the list of grocery stores maintained on the MCHS website.  WELL.  Turns out the store was in Little Falls, at 420 East Broadway, not Pierz, and it opened in 1892.  Looks like a new store, huh?  (Yup, I added the correct caption).

1 comment:

  1. What savvvy detectives you both are!