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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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pierz Journal 'filler' articles ☺of interest

 Every newspaper needs to fill space now and then with PSAs or interesting ephemera, or, like the last two articles below, a little nod to local problems.
In fact, I'm including them cuz they're just that: one about the divide between north and south Pierz, and the other about Faust bad luck with rained-out dances.  (Evidently, a 'bowery dance' meant it was held outdoors.  Now you know).

This clip explains the little white gravestones in local cemeteries...

...and this one, from 
January 3rd, 1911
lists a few statistics about 
the 1910 census.

A couple of
interesting "didja know" clips.  Oooo, I really like stuff like this ☺.

Sheesh--the captions on these are all different.  Consistency isn't a strong suit here.

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