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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Monday, February 18, 2013

The Doctor's Office

Dr. Edward Kerkhoff 's Office in Pierz--1904

 It's really cool for today's historians that people took pictures and dated them back in the day, particularly when the technology was new.  By 1904 it was no longer new, but only professional photographers owned cameras (or had darkrooms), so this sort of pic had to be arranged and paid for.  Hard to believe it was ever that way when we all carry around phones with cameras now, huh?
 So, where in this 1908 street view is that office and house?  Do you see it?

 These two photos were included in the 1970 Morrison County Atlas Historical pics section.  Evidently Mrs Kerkhoff and her sons stayed in Pierz after 
Ed died of Spanish Flu in 1918.  
If you know more of their story, email me and we'll add it here, ok?
Milton & Gertrude Kerkhoff--1928  *  Rose Kerkhoff, Milton & Carl--1920

1 comment:

  1. My grandma used to make bars called "Mrs. Kerkhoff bars." Wonder which Mrs. they were named after? I'll have to ask my mom. :)