If you don't already know about it, many North Dakota county histories (and perhaps other types of books) containing biographical informtion about ND residents have been indexed by NDSU's Institute of Regional Studies. This index is online as a searchable database. It lists Andrew ESSE as appearing in the book _Stark County Heritage and Destiny_ (pub. 1978). We should get a copy of that article. I have posted a couple queries about the book. Have fun.