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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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Weyerhaeusers, the Luce Lines and a new Hearse--Woohoo ☺

(Sitting here with closed curtains and most lights off.  I know, I know...but there are only a few kids in the neighborhood and they're probably at the school party.  Yeah, I bought a little candy, just in case: honest to gawd rice krispie bars, but as small as the fun size candy bars.  Just right, I'd say ☺ )
Ok, what does a person do when she's avoiding trick-or-treaters?  Post, of course!
First, an interesting clip about the Weyerhaeuser wedding (Charles Weyerhaeuser and Frances Maud Moon--such familiar names here in Minnesota because of the endowments they left, such as the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at MPR).
Also, an item about an elegant hearse for Pierz and vicinity..
 No, this isn't the's just one I found on google ☺.

And HERE's evidence of a controversy we've touched on before--the wonderful promise of a railroad coming to Buckman.  There were meetings and investments, and no one seemed to figure out the zig zag route it would have had to take to connect all the little towns that were hoping for it. 
Finally, the last two articles below must have been hard to swallow for our relatives, huh?

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