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.
See, it pays to do crossword puzzles incessantly. The clue was 59 down: "In or of the present month". A-ha! While we've seen "inst" used often on the Chronicling America website, we're usually so interested in the actual story reported that that small abbreviation is just a curiosity...but now we KNOW, and so do you ☺.
Added much later:
... 15th inst. = the 15th of the current month ( short for instant)
... 15th ult. = the 15th of last month. (ultimo: Of last month)
... 15th prox. = the 15th of next month (proximo: of next month)