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, August 27, 2015

Our Prussians, Ourselves...

Here's an interesting side-light regarding how Prussians were viewed in Europe by 1915, when this cartoon appeared in an English magazine called The Strand.
No, our people were not "posh" like these folks, but man, some of their facial expressions DO look familiar ☺

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