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.

: : : : : : : : : : : :

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bowlus, Vawter, and Hillman, Minnesota

Evidently, the railroads could just create towns along their routes, for their own convenience, regardless of swampy land or whether people needed towns there or not.  The Sioux Line knew, of course, that those places would soon be populated, but it's kind of stunning that now, over 100 years later, we can find accounts of NEW TOWNS in old newspapers.

                     Bowlus, Vawter and Hillman (aproximately) ☺

No comments:

Post a Comment