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, November 11, 2013

Mississippi ice, an odd ordinance, and a recipe from the Pierz Journal

Just think, someone kept records of when the river froze over in the fall, and when it melted in the spring, just so we could go "Wow" all these years later.  "The stretch of quiet water between the two bridges" in Little Falls was probably an ice road to drive your sleigh or Model T across during the winter.

 (...Because they could, that's why ☺).

 Aww, look, the punitive Pierz City Council disappointed all the rollerskaters ("child or adult") by denying them the right to skate on city sidewalks.   Don't you wonder what exactly prompted this new ordinance in the summer of 1910? And...doncha wonder if it's still on the books ☺?

One more odd article from the PJ before I go to bed:  WHO in Buckman or Pierz EVER messed with layered sandwiches?  By the directions, would you cut the loaves horizontally and layer loaf size pieces?  What "heavy weights" would you have around the house?  And, can you imagine ANY of our grandmothers doing this back then?

The Pierz Journal--
always entertaining!

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