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BEUSCHLEIN, M. A. (Dubuque, IA, Sept. 20, 1855--Unknown). Beuschlein's father was a native of Baden and his mother of Bavaria, Germany, but they came to America when young and were married in Dubuque in 1854. They had six children.

M. A. Beuschlein was taken by his parents to Minneapolis when six months old, where as he grew up he received his education and also learned the baker's trade. He followed that occupation in Minneapolis for eight years. In the spring of 1879 he was convinced by the Winster Brothers to go with them as cook on a construction train on the Northern Pacific Railroad, where he remained four years.

Mr. Beuschlein was with the same gentlemen in the East until 1887 and then accepted the position of cook for the Cokedale, Montana boarding house the following year. He was hired as a cook for the Winster Brothers at the East Pacific Mines and then the Great Falls Smelting Company.

In 1891 he moved to Marysville, Montana. Beuschlein successfully managed a hotel one year and then purchased the Bon Ton Hotel. Mr. Beuschlein was assisted in the management of the hotel by his wife.



Miller, Joaquin. History of Montana, 1894 USGENWEB Montana Archives. Online: http://files.usgwarchives.net/mt/lewisandclark/bios/beuschlein.txt