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, July 1, 2013

Incredible Abundance

Larry and I've scanned the online copies of the Pierz Journal pretty thoroughly (1909 to 1919).  We "clip" news items that might be interesting a hundred years later.  Ok, they might not be subjects that are top of the mind to YOU, but read 'em anyway.  They're part of the era, part of the mindset our great grands had, and arguably, a basis for how we think today.

Here's a pic Larry found online, from Sauk Centre, Minnesota--looks like the later 1920s--where four hunters bagged 35+ ducks and geese in one outing. 
Did each of these guys go home with 10 birds to use for food?  I doubt it.
I suspect this hunt was for fun mostly, and for bragging rights.  
There were just so MANY birds/deer/fish/squirrels
out there!

 And then, a phew photos from the Morrison County Atlases 
and my own philes give us some visuals for those news items--

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