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Charles C. Buscho
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
CHARLES C. BUSCHO, cattle dealer, was born July 26, 1890, in Beaver Falls township, Renville county, Minnesota, son of William and Minnie Buscho, who came to Renville county in 1869, and now live in Morton. In 1910 Charles bought the home farm of 549 acres in sections 25, 26, 35 and 36 in Beaver Falls township. In 1911 he built a new barn, 36 by 40 feet. He raises Shorthorn, Hereford and Galloway cattle, good swine and Percheron horses, making a specialty of feeding cattle and shipping about three carloads of cattle and eighty hogs each year. He also sells about seventy cords of wood in Redwood Falls and Morton each year, having 200 acres of standing timber. Mr. Buscho is the treasurer of the Farmers' Co-operative Grain Company, at Morton, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Morton. He was married June 19, 1912, to Ida Tretbar, born Nov. 13, 1891, daughter of Clemens Tretbar, aged seventy-nine years, a farmer and pioneer of Brown county and a veteran soldier, having served four years in the army, and Pauline (Flamme) Tretbar.
Mr. Tretbar had a notable Civil war record. He enlisted May 20, 1861, in Company K, Second New York Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged at New York City, June 20, 1863, by reason of the expiration of his service. Jan. 2, 1864, he enlisted in Company C, New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry, and served until Aug. 1, 1865. He served under Generals George B. McClellan, Ambrose E. Burnside, Joseph Hooker, U. S. Grant and Philip Henry Sheridan, and was in the battle of Bull Run, Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Cross Keyes, Cedar Mountain, Manassas, Rappahannock, Chancellorsville, battle of the Wilderness, Gello Tavern, two miles from Richmond, and Petersburg. He was wounded at Winchester while on the skirmish line. The history of the charges of his heroic companies is a part of the history of the nation.
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