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, February 16, 2013

Photos in the Pierz Journal

I don't know when the technology became available to print actual photographs in a newspaper, but the PJ seemed reluctant to try it out or use it much.  Visuals make a story so much better!  Knowing what they looked like makes em more real, too...and I imagine that some family has only a few candid pics of grandpa, not knowing that he ran for office or had an ad in the paper.    Just look at A.M. Stoll here--the bank clerk and eventual bank president--we've mentioned him often, but now I can imagine him walking down the street in Pierz, can't you?  
  I don't know if these people won the elections they were running for or not--I just think they should be here cuz they bothered to have a portrait taken and run for office.  Were these the ONLY people who ran for office with a photo ad?  Nope, these are either people whose names are familiar somehow or we've mentioned them here on HH, or the pic was nice and clear.
I'm typing their names so they'll be searchable ☺.

             Frank X Bastien

Charles W Bouck 

                              Simon P. Brick

Paul Felix                   Don M. Cameron                 Charles E. Gravel

Clarence B. Buckman            Joseph Grell, Pierz store owner

Henry Wuellner, running for Sheriff in 1912, and Charles A. Lindbergh, lawyer in Little Falls around 1916.

N. Ahles  1912            Mrs. K.L. Hoeglund 1914                      C. Rosenmeier

And look, I found a portrait of John Schmolke too: "the Landman, who is helping to put this part of Morrison County onto the map".

And this guy? He was in an ad  because he "was troubled" with kidney problems.....

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