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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

The Buchel family

The Buchel Family
Although they were not one of the first settlers in Mequon,
they made quite a contribution to the growth and assets
to the Town. They came here from Switzerland, their mother
country.  Their father was a well known chef in Switzerland
and the sons followed in his vocation. There were five
boys, ' ,erner, Eugene, Walter, and Joe, and ? who were all
tutored by their father.  They, served their apprentice-
ship as chefs under such able tutors as Uike Goldman, Maders,
C -ri Raasch, etc.  They bought the original stone con-
sturction from August Gruenwald brick and stone residence
and t: vern on the northwest corner of Cedarburg Plank Road
and Donges Bay Road. Their prime goal in operating a
restaurant was to offer their customers the best food they
could buy, cook it and season it to make it the most taste-
ful food. This they accomplished which is evidenced by the
great number of people eating there. Their annual Mardi Gras
celebration is always well attended. Nearly every few years
another addition to the building is made.   Each addition is
decorated differently and as one will notice in the restau-
rant business, tie Buchel (iAlmin Inn) is three places put
into one building.  In the past few years, Werner Buchel
occupied his spare time to the writing of songs and the appro-
pte--ct -h--u &.1 ereto.  It took about two years to complete
the sony~ a nd music.  This he would then show to the public,
i: .i   .        c, :.' - oe  for the~ show and a meal.  About
eiF1 t ar te i  f these p)erformances were given. In the past
four or five years, Mr. Buchel with the help of some local
and irofessional hel}', showed two different performnances.

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