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.
...yes, woohoo, I'm done. Electronic filing is lovely, a really useful innovation compared to filling out forms by hand and sending them in, praying you figured the refund right. Whew. And to think, I have a whole five days grace! I know, it's a clever segue into writing about labor-saving innovations from 100 years ago: