Burckhard's North Side Bakery of Aberdeen: A Community Staple for Four Generations

Burckhard's North Side Bakery of Aberdeen: A Community Staple for Four Generations

Robert J. Couser illustrates the influence that one immigrant family had on the development of the town. German Russian immigrants Paul and Catherine Burckhard opened their Aberdeen bakery in 1906. Over the decades, the Burckhard family adapted their products and practices to keep the business viable into the late 20th century. Couser grew up in Aberdeen and is a former director of the newborn intensive care unit and neonatal research at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital.


Image at left is of Paul and Katherine Burckhard with their children in 1898, shortly after they moved to Aberdeen.