In 1880 his son, Herman P. Gosch (age 16) joined him in business. With the advent of factory made shoes, more space was needed and the business was moved to a larger building next to the Jacoby Furniture Store on the east sided of Washington Street.
Herman P. Gosch was born in 1864, educated in city schools and finished at Bunker Hill Military Academy. He was a member of Charter Oak Lodge I.O.O.F.
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--Cite this story: Myers, Helen, Carol Redford, and Betty Triplett. "Businesses." In Reflections: A History of the Bunker Hill-Woodburn Area, 136. Bunker Hill: Bunker Hill Publications, 1993. Provided by the Bunker Hill IL Historical Society