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, May 6, 2015

"Fearless Journalism" in the Pierz Journal, 1946

Wow, look at this cool article Larry found.  It's a clip from a newspaper in Perth, Australia in late October 1946, describing a wedding in (no doubt) Buckman,"Minn. USA".  We all know who wrote it (if you don't, click the "Math Hesch Reporter" label on the left ☺). It's obvious Math felt extremely secure in his relationships with people in the area.  My first thought was that it was his nephew Mike's wedding (whoo boy, can you imagine??) but no, Mom & Dad were married a whole month by then.
INCREDIBLE how much we'd miss if it wasn't for Larry ☺


  1. Wasnt there a post-war triple wedding he might be referring to? I seem to remember that we came across photos of it at some point. I'm thinking his referring to the "three local couples" might be our clue.

  2. The only multi-nups I can think of were the Kay sibs from LF, but that was 1912, I think. We know 3 Hesch sibs married in 1920, and Math was one of em.
    I think it's more in his style to mention three different neighbor/guests and comment on some foolishness he implied they were involved in, just to tease... or to cause trouble. I think later issues of the Pierz Journal are on microfilm at the history museum in St Paul. Might have to go there again! (Damn, this is FUN!) ☺