Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Buchheit

Mr. Buchheit was born on May 2, 1854, at Waterloo, Canada.  From there he moved to Indiana, where he attended school, later completing his education in a college at Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.  Going back to Mishawauka, Indiana, he engaged in the mercantile business until fall of 1880, when in the company of R. C. Cooper, he came to Griggs County to take up farming.  They freighted their goods up from Fargo by a team of horses.

He was married in 1887 and continued farming until 1903 when he and his wife moved into Binford.  There he became active in the management of the Buchheit-Bakken store, retiring from the firm in 1919.  He was also interested in the First National Bank of Binford.

Mr. Buchheit was an active worker in community affairs and served on various boards and organizations.  He was elected to the Board of County Commissions in 1891, which position he held until 1915, with the exception of one term when A. S. Gunderson served.  It was a source of pride to Mr. Buchheit that he remained on this board until the county was able to cancel its total indebtedness.

Mr. Buchheit died in April of 1932.  His wife continued making her home in Binford until her death some years later.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 22

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