Master Researcher Larry finds the BEST stuff online, like a Google-digitized book called "A History of Morrison and Todd Counties, Minnesota" by Clara Fuller, published in 1915. One fun feature of the book is flowery, detailed biographies of "prominent" people (who paid to be included) from both counties. Buckman and Pierz folks are there, but none that're related...lol Still, some of the names are familiar, and I thought it'd be fun to see if I can establish a connection...somehow.
So, our first "Buckman connection" is Peter Viehauser. Why? Cuz I spotted a really familiar name of a man who married one of Pete's sisters. Besides, the name Viehauser is familiar to me from Stearns Co, specifically, Holdingford. My kids had a beloved teacher named Betty Viehauser who'd "married-in" to that family. Anyway, see if YOU can spot the connection:
Yup, "Bartol Muyres". That would've been Aunt Eileen's parents. (Eileen Muyres married dad's brother Math. Their kids were Carol and Bev). BTW, Muyres is a Dutch name, from Holland.