Edward Frederick Buchen

Born: March 21, 1877

EDWARD FREDERICK BUCHEN, Sheriff of Langlade County, was born in the town of Lyndon, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, March 21, 1877, the son of Elizabeth (Hanke) Buchen and Goodhart Buchen. He attended the rural schools of Lyndon township after which he engaged as a farmer on his father's farm until he attained the age of nineteen years. He then engaged in the cheese and dairy business at Adell, Sheboygan County, for five years, selling his interests then to his brother, George Buchen. November 20, 1901, he moved to the Antigo township in Langlade County, and started a cheese factory and creamery on Highway No. 47, what is commonly known as the 'Howe Cheese Factory' site. This was the second factory in Langlade County at that time. For three years Mr. Buchen operated this industry successfully and then sold out. He then became the proprietor of the Star Creamery, a co-operative organization in Rolling township, which he was associated with for two years. He then moved into the city of Antigo, opening the Buchen Creamery on Fifth avenue, which he conducted until 1915 when he sold out to Andrew Anderson. Mr. Buchen then conducted a cheese factory at Kramer's corner in Antigo township for two years until his election for the first time to the office of Sheriff. Mr. Buchen's administration of that office was so satisfactory to the general public that he was re-elected in 1920 by an overwhelming vote. The office of Sheriff has been faithfully administered by him since and with his announcement for re-election in 1922 Mr. Buchen merely yielded to the requests of numerous friends.

Mr. Buchen was married to Ella Ferk, of the town of Sherman, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, November 18, 1900. Three children, two of whom are deceased -Clarence Edward and Violet--and Hilda, a daughter, now a student at the Whitewater Normal School, were born to this union.

During the war Mr. Buchen was active, serving as Chairman of the Langlade County Board of Exemption. He is a member of the B. P. O. E. and Beavers fraternities. The Buchen family attend the Lutheran church.

Source: p. 336 History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO. 1922.