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, July 16, 2013

Fishing poetry in the PJ

 For awhile in the 19-teens, the Pierz Journal published poems that, I think, were composed by staff writers at metropolitan papers.  They seemed to have parameters--maybe it was a challenge to "write something in the style of..."
Some were better than others, for sure ☺.

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