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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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bunny hunting

One subject mentioned casually and often in the Pierz Journal and Little Falls papers around the turn of the last century was Rabbit Hunting.  At first, I thought it was just for sport, since they seemed to count them for bragging rights.  It seems the best hunting was in the winter when their fur was white, altho these clippings sound like they were sold to meat markets (I suppose you'd trap them rather than shoot em if you were selling the fur). HERE'S the difference between jack rabbits and cottontails, for your next water cooler chat.  You're welcome.

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