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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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

More fun stuff from my obsessive PJ files ☺

 I love this:

NOTICE is hereby given that hereafter all those not members of the fire Department are strictly forbidden to Interfere with any fireman or taking hold of hosecart or hose during a fire, unless ordered to do so by the chief.
Nobody is allowed to enter the engine house and touch the engine except the engineer.
The use of foul language and swearing at firemen while they are doing their duty as they see it is strictly forbidden.
All those who disobey the above rules will be severely dealt with.
Jacob Neisius, president of village of Pierz

(I see ne're-do-wells sneaking into the engine house and leaving finger marks on the engines, just cuz they could). (It's what I would do ☺)

 This priest was Fr John Sand who served in Lastrup, Mn (NE of Pierz) for a number of years.  Was he related to us?  Yup, he was Mike Sand's younger brother (the one named John, as opposed to the one named John Paul)