Robert Ruschmann is proprietor of the important and successful market, which he conducts at 807-9 Division avenue, South, and a similar market at 608 Benjamin avenue. These markets have been steadily increasing as recognized factors in the business of the community. Robert Ruschmann is a native of Grand Rapids, born here on October 2, 1898. He is a son of Joseph Ruschmann, who was born in 1865 and who came to Grand Rapids at the age of twenty-six. He was with the Grand Rapids brewery for thirty years and is now living in retirement. Joseph Ruschmann had married Cresence Bieber, a native of Byron township, Kent county, whose parents were recognized as pioneers in this county. Robert Ruschmann was educated in the parochial and public schools of Grand Rapids and began his business career in the meat business on September 14, 1917, at 807-9 Division avenue, South. In 1923, Mr. Ruschmann opened a market at 608 Benjamin avenue. Though yet a young man he has launched upon a successful career with ample opportunities for expansion in scope and importance. His religious affiliation is with the Catholic church and his fraternal connection with the B. P. O. Elks. His mother died on September 16, 1911, leaving four children who are still living. Mr. Ruschmann is unmarried and devotes practically all of his energy to the development and expansion of his business.
Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 16 March 2005