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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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

More fun from the Pierz Journal

 Ah, thank gawd Lucky Strike was around when "our boys" needed cigarettes, and that James J Hill had an opinion of women's dress when asked ☺...

When I visited Florida a few years ago, I went to my hosts' kitchen sink for a drink of water. I let the tap run for a bit.  They laughed and said I could stand there all day and the water would still be warm--it's never cold from the tap like it is here in Minnesota.
Back in the early 1900s, people stored food in the well house if they wanted it to last or wanted it cool, and that worked.  The idea of harvesting, storing and selling ice caught on because cold would be better than cool, doncha know.

 If you knew who this referred to, it'd seem daring, and if you didn't, you'd NEED to find out, I think...☺

 I copied this letter-opening illustration because it looks wrong somehow.   If you mimic it, tho, holding your hands in the same way, it works. Argh. WHAT is it that's wrong?

These two clips came from the same issue of the PJ.  It was a slow news day, obviously.  

BTW, right now, here in St Joe, it's 5° and cloudy, but it "feels like" -16° below.  
You're welcome.      

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