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Ruesch's Fine Footwear

210 W Main


305 E Main


Factory at 201 N Water





06 11       RUSH OF TRADE

A perfect rush of trade has been the condition of things at Fred Ruesch & Son's boot and shoe store this spring.  They are deserving of all the business they are doing, which is one of the largest boot and shoe trades in the city.  This state of affairs has been brought about by selling the very choicest good at the very lowest prices.  Visit them at their place of business and be convinced     WR







08 21       210 W. MAIN, purchase of, move to

Leo Ruesch purchased from Ulrich Habhegger the three-story building at 210 West Main, previously occupied by Colligan & Ryan’s saloon, and moved his shoe store thereto.  Grand opening on 10 09 1895.  Consideration, $2,625.  [Watertown News, 08 21 1895]




10 22       Big Sacrifice Sale   WG




     [L-R] Leo & Fred Ruesch, salesman



04 23       Frank Bartz and Alfred Kuenzi opened a new meat market under the firm name of Bartz & Kuenzi in the Ruesch building at 201 North Water Street, on Wednesday morning.  Both are well posted in this line of business and intend to conduct a first-class meat market.  They solicit a share of the patronage of our people.  The Gazette wishes the new firm success.  Mr. Bartz is the old reliable meat market man who for 20 many years held a position in the meat market at 208 West Main Street.   WG


1966       305 E Main

12 16       One of Watertown's oldest business establishments, a store that is now in its fourth generation and about to enter its 110th year, will open in a new location at 6 o'clock tonight.  It is Ruesch's Fine Footwear which has located at 305 Main Street, from its former location at 210 West Main Street where it was operated since 1895.  John (Jack) Ruesch, who is now in charge of the store and who represents the fourth generation in the Ruesch family to operate a shoe business in Watertown, announced on Saturday that the new location would be ready for opening tonight. Moving operations were completed over the weekend.


Cross Reference:  305 Main location previously occupied by Kuenzi and Juul store




Cross Reference:

Leo Ruesch home




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