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, June 9, 2014

Dr. Hall's Hospital, Little Falls, Mn


 Did you know there was once another hospital in Little Falls, at 211 7th Street NE?  Granted, it started late and didn't last all that long, but it would have been a viable alternative in an age when medical procedures were iffy anyway (...i.e., most of the newspaper announcements of people going to the hospital were for "appendectomies").

Dr Hall's Hospital was billed as "roomy, homelike and free from institutional features", which to me means those were often objections to hospitalization in the 1910s.  I don't know when it closed, but it had X-ray equipment in 1928, according to the second ad, below.
The bio here is from The History of Morrison and Todd Counties, Minnesota by Clara Fuller, compiled in 1915, when the hospital had only opened in 1914...."devoted mainly to the treatment of cases where surgery is required".


Ad from the 1928 Little Falls Business Directory

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