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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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Some interesting clippings from the Pierz Journal



These news articles were definitely not filler when they were printed--in 1918, it was good to know what a serviceman's rank meant; the Cold Spring dam had been a source of contention for years by 1921; and remember "Electricity is penny cheap from NSP to you!"  This almost had to be the forerunner of that jingle ☺
 Oh, and this cartoon would have been familiar to our relatives:  he was featured in ads in 1916 or so--his name was Fuller Pep.




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