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, February 8, 2014

Ads from the Pierz Journal

 Mrs A. Vonderhaar owned a millinery shop in Pierz.  I read the second to last line that she was prepared to furnish every bling.... ☺ C'mon, it's late.

 Looks like the (cleverly named) Digesto was a by-product of the beer making process.  Taking it while on an ocean liner was even better than just swilling it in your kitchen.

I love the idea of "Litke's Bowery" in Genola--"Good Music and Cheap Dancing".  It sounds so romantic, doncha think?

 "Hitch a Mogul Jr. to Your Heavy Housework"

I wonder how many local women actually DID dream of a "simple little engine that was easy to handle on many jobs"?  It was the proper engine for the housewife, after all.

I'd be curious to know how many Mogul Jr's 
Joseph Grell sold?

 Nelson, the photographer who took so many of our family pics in those years.

BTW, I found a short blurb that advertised Confirmation pics at $2.50 a dozen.  That would have been expensive, I think.

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