Each November thousands of men all over the world grow moustaches to raise funds and awareness to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. They call it Movember. Here at the library, during the month of November, we will scour our historic archives to find photos of Sauk City residents with tremendous moustaches. We’ll post a few each Friday.
Robert J. Buerki was a prominent businessman at the turn of the century. He owned the Buerki & Becker store, which sold general merchandise as well as being a photo studio. The picture above was taken by his partner, August Becker, who ran the photography side of the store. He served on both the village board of Sauk City as well as the school board. He was a well known member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen until that organization dissolved. He also had a really cool moustache.
Our second, and truly glorious, moustache belongs to Louis Peter Bach, father of prominent local philosopher, teacher, author, and lecturer Marcus Bach. Louis was married to Albertine Bertha Buerki.
And now, back to rifling through the archives to find some more ‘staches. Visit the Movember website to learn more about their charitable effort.