HARRY BUCH - Engaged for some eight years in the retail business in The Bronx as owner of ladies' specialty
shops, Mr. Buch is the only retail merchant in the Fordham section of The Bronx who successfully conducts two separate
stores under one and the same ownership and management, at No. 116 East Fordham Road and at No. 368 East Fordham
Road, respectively. The very fact that both of these stores, located in comparatively close proximity to each other
have continued to meet with marked success, is ample proof of their owner's ability and energy.
Harry Buch was born in Austria, April 2, 1891, a son of Hyman and Sarah (Schiffman) Bauch. His father, who died
in 1908, was a builder, and in his youth had served in the war between Serbia and Austria, being decorated for
valor by the late Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary. While Mr. Bauch was still a small boy, he removed
to England with his parents and continued to live there for some ten years, until he came to this country in 1907.
He was educated in the public schools in England and after coming to the Anited States, attended, for some years,
evening high school in New York City, from which he was graduated in due course. He then entered business, becoming
a salesman of silk underwear to which work he devoted himself for some five years. In 1918 he established himself
in business under his own name, opening a ladies' specialty shop at No. 1315 Boston Road, The Bronx, which he conducted
with steadily growing success until 1925, when he disposed of it by sale. Since then he has conducted with equal
success his two stores on East Fordham Road. During the World War he was engaged as a machinist in connection with
the manufacture of aeroplanes. He is a member of the Fordham Merchants' Association, and while he was located on
Boston Road, was a member and president of the Boston Road Mercants' Association. He has also been, since 1918,
a member of Dirigo Lodge, No. 30, Free and Accepted Masons.
Mr. Buch married, in December, 1918, in The Bronx, Rose Rothstein, daughter of Irving and Fannie Rothstein the
former now deceased, the latter still a resident of The Bronx. Mr. and Mrs. Buch are the parents of two children:
Lillian, born in 1919; Hilda, born in 1923. The family residence is located at No. 2395 Morris Avenue, The Bronx.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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