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, October 26, 2013

Onions for lunch

There's probably a certain point in any publicity/propaganda campaign when you totally run out of ideas.  This was late in WWI:

"Eat onions to help America hammer the Hun"
is a slogan now being sent out by the Minnesota Food administration to encourage the consumption of Minnesota's surplus onion crop.  Minnesota has more onions than can be taken care of by storage or shipment this fall.  A serving of three or four medium onions or one third cup of escalloped onions contains as much food value as two slices of Victory bread, two small baking powder biscuits or two tablespoons of sugar, all of which are things Americans are trying to save for the sake of the boys "over there".  Therefore, the food administration makes the appeal to Minnesota people to substitute onions in part for these things in their diet, release foods for shipment abroad and prevent waste at home.  This is a good war policy and a good home policy.

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