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, May 29, 2016

Paul Bunyan (Hesch), Crosby

LOOK at the cool articles Larry found today in the Brainerd Dispatch from March and May, 1950.  Yes, we've featured him before, in 2010, but not with these two episodes.
(This Paul Hesch was dad's cousin, the son of Joseph L Hesch and Anna Heurung.  He was one of two of Joe's kids who stayed in Minnesota. He was 2 years younger than dad).
I think we met him at some point when we were kids, but I wouldn't put money on it ☺

So Paul went to St Louis to promote tourism--in 1950!  Seems pretty forward-thinking for lil' ol' Brainerd, doesn't it?  Of course, they were promoting the whole lakes and resorts area, the cool nights and excellent fishing, not so much the towns.

 This second clip speaks for itself, we think.  Larry and I decided we liked him better with the beard...and sideburns ☺.


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