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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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Stuff you never thought to ask about...

Here's a collection of articles from local-ish papers between 1900 and 1921.  They're a reminder about how MUCH was changing in those years--from the church's opinion about suffrage to  electricity, to miracle cures, to population...

 ...for instance, did you know that the Cold Spring dam was dynamited in 1921, a result of an evidently ongoing dispute?  Or that a mention of great uncle John Hesch going to seek relief for his rheumatism in Wisconsin was likely to see "the Bone Setter"? Cool.

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