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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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Innovations in Morrison County History

Honestly, whenever I go to a museum and see the displays and exhibits, I'm always a little...miffed, I guess...because I know this is only the tiny tip of their artifact iceberg.  I'm aware that there's a climate controlled room or a whole warehouse that I'll never have access to, and damn, wouldn't it be COOL to see all that stuff? (Yes, even if I know it's impossible).

WELL, hooray x 3!  the Morrison County Historical Society at the Weyerhaeuser Museum in Little Falls is doing something about it--they're taking pictures of items in their collections, and posting them in an ONLINE Exhibit, with a short description.  Eventually, a good chunk of Morrison Co history will be googleable, both by keywords and by image.  I think this is AMAZING, and spiffy! 

And, if you recognize something there and want to add info, each page has a comment section.

To lead off the website, here's a small part of an embroidered autograph sampler of "family and friends of J.K. and Lottie Lee Martin" from 1897-99.  There's a number on all the items so if you want to go and see the actual artifact, you can go to the museum and ask for it by #!

Go, check it out, comment, and BOOKMARK it--"Exhibits by the Morrison County Historical Society" will only get better!

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