Cook County, Illinois
BRADLEY -- Class of 1863 - DAVID EMERY BRADLEY. A.M.; b. 14 Dec., 1841, Chicago, Ill. Business. d. 24 Oct., 1902,
Chicago, Ill. [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903, Hanover, N.H.
- tr. by K. Mohler]
BRADY, Anna "Babe" Cusack of 2025 W. 80th street, beloved wife of the late Edward Brady, dear mother of Hildegarde, Mary Catherine, Francis and John Edward, fond sister of Theresa Maack, and Edmond Cusack. Resting at funeral home, 79th street at Loomis boulevard. Please omit flowers. Complete notice later. Information TRiangle 4-1187. [published Feb 20, 1949 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BRADY, Edward J. of 2025 W. 80th street, beloved husband of Anna (Babe) Cusack Brady, dear father of Hildegarde, Mary Catherine, SP. Q. 3/c, U. S. N. R., Francis, and Pfc. Edward Brady, U. S. A., fond brother of William, the late John, Thomas, Anna, and Mamie Brady. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, 79th street at Loomis boulevard, to Little Flower church. Interment Calvary cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Information, Triangle 1187.[published May 10, 1945- Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BRAND, Agnes M., nee Lochner, Feb. 22, 1967, wife of the late William Brand; loving mother of Herbert, Walter, Ruth, William, and Theodore Brand; sister of Ottilie Jorn, and the late Lydia, Carol and Else Lochner, and Lulu Reinke. At Lain and Son Chapel, 5501 N. Ashland avenue, where services will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. Interment private. Pittsburgh, Pa., papers please copy. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]
BRAND, Thomas, who was employed at a nursery at Rose Hill, Chicago, dropped dead recently from heat. David Smith, a pastry cook, and Nick Scarader, an engineer, were also prostrated, and their cases are considered hopeless. [New Ulm Review., August 03, 1892]
BRANDT, Christina Brandt - nee Kossow, age 76 years, wife of the late Henry Brandt, dear mother of Charles A., Mrs. Martha Hupp, Conrad C. and Mrs. Hedwig Marbach, passed on at her residence, 202 Hansen-pl., Park Ridge, Ill., Aug. 5, 1922. Remains at home until Monday noon. Funeral service at chapel, 2701 N. Clark-st. Monday, Aug. 7, 3 p.m. Interment at Montrose cemetery. Freeport, Ill. papers please copy. [Chicago newspaper, August 6, 1922.- Submitted by source #21]
BRAUN--David J. Braun, one of the pioneers in the lighting fixture business, passed away in Chicago, Dec. 26th  at the age of 79. Mr. Braun learned the metal spinning trade in Wurtenburg and came to America in 1866 and to Chicago in 1874. In 1889 the David J. Braun. Mfg. Co. was incorporated and later consolidated with the Beardslee-Chandelier Mfg. Co., and was the first factory in Chicago for manufacturing lighting fixtures. Mr. Braun was a man of sterling worth and was held in the highest esteem not only by those who were closely associated with him, but was beloved by all with whom he came in contact. (Engineering World, Volume 20, Jan-June 1922 pg. 55 Submitted by Src #166)
BRAWNER -- Lillian J. Brawner was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 16, 1921 to Jerome and Laura she was the youngest of five children, Lillian attended several elementary schools in Chicago and DuSable High School. Lillian accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Liberty Baptist Church, also in Chicago.
Lillian was a very independent and industrious person, She worked for many years in the field of nursing, with her last employer being Drexel Nursing Home, from which she retired after fifteen years of service. Lillian was a pillar of strength to many. She was always there to lend a helping
hand, setting aside her problems to help others with theirs. Lillian, affectionately known as "Diddie" and "Granny" was a woman ahead of her time. She was a proud, strong, caring, loving and devoted mother, preferring to raise her four children, Fred, Rudolph (who preceded her in
death), Florence and Lorraine, on her own Lillian passed Suddenly, at home, on Tuesday morning, December 25,1990. Interment Beverly Cemetery December 31,1990 [Chicago Sun Times, submitted by source #92]
BRAYMAN -- William H. Brayman, Apirl 1, 1911, beloved husband of Jennie BRAYMAN. Funeral Wednesday, April 5, 1 p.m., from McRAE's chapel, 1728 Madison-st., by carriages to Forest Home. Chicago Tribune, April 4, 1911, submitted by source #27
BREDFIELD, Arthur L. - beloved husband of Christine Bredfield, nee Paulus. Funeral Monday December 12, 1965, 2 P.M. at Theis Funeral Home, 3517-27 N. Pulaski road. Interment Mount Emblem cemetery. Life member of Garfield lodge, No. 686, A.F. & A.M.: York chapter, No, 148 of the Royal Arch, and Medinah Temple shrine. Member of Columbia commandery, No. 63, and Jephthah chapter, No. 340, of the Eastern Star. [Chicago Tribune - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]
BREDFIELD, Hazel Frankenstein - beloved wife of Arthur, fond sister of Beatrice Evans, Stanley Franke, Estelle Biehl, and David Franke. Funeral Monday April 8, 1940, 2 P.M., at chapel, 63rd and Harvard. Member of Chicago chapter, No. 161, O.E.S. Interment Mount Emblem cemetery. [Chicago Tribune, Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]
BREECHER -- Mrs. Louise A. Breecher, Sunday, April 2, 1911, at St. Joseph's hospital. Funeral from the residence of her brother, Arthur A. DeCELLE, 5310 Indiana-av., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.. Davenport and Rock Island papers please copy. Chicago Tribune, April 4, 1911, submitted by source #27
BREHM, Arthur C. Mass for Arthur C. 60, of 16033 Debbie Lane, South Holland, retired manager of the deeds department of the Chicago Title and Trust Company, will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Jude the Apostle Church, 154th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, South Holland. Mr. Brehm, who retired last August after 46 years with the company, died in Ingalls Memorials Hospital, Harvey. Survivors include his widow, Virginia; two sons, John and Frederick; five daughters, Holly, Lori, Krista, Clarie and Sharon; two brothers; and two sisters. [dod March 5, 1971 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
Arthur C. Brehm, late of South Holland, beloved husband of Virginia, nee Wilkins; fond father of Holly, John, Lori, Frederick, Krista, Clare and Sharon; brother of William, Charles, Frances Studemroth and Rose Dublonski. Visitation after 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Tuesday, March 9, from Drumm Funeral Home, 1200 E. 162d St., one block west of Calumet Expressway on U.S. 6, South Holland, Ill. Mass 10 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. 333-0011. [Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BREM, Mary Oxford - [In Memoriam Notice] A true helpmate - a loving mother. Born August 11, 1865. Died April 26, 1929. None knew her but to love her, None named her but to praise." [Chicago Tribune, April 26, 1930. Submitted by source #6]
BRENAN, Frances - June 9, 1886
Wife of Charles H. Brenan Funeral from her late residence No. 1017 West Adams street, by carriages to Rose Hill Cemetery, on Sunday at 1 o'clock p. m. sharp. [Sou rce: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Saturday, June 12, 1886; sub. by source #210]
BRENNAN - Mary Hennessy Brennan, beloved wife of the late David, fond mother of Bernard of Hingham, Mont. Funeral Friday at 9 a.m. from funeral home 6915 Wentworth Ave., to St. Bernard's church. Interment Calvary. CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, Chicago, Illinois, Wednesday, 8 December 1937
(Parents--Timothy Hennessy/Grace Cronin - Submitted by source #64)
BRENSLEY, Celeste C., nee Levy, 5036 W. Fitch, Skokie, Ill., April 5, 1959, wife of the late Harry H. Brensley; sister of Albert, Harry, Milton, Edward, Nathan Levy, Mrs. Inez Munro, and Ethyl L. Neumann. At chapel, 1035 N. Dearborn street, where services will be held Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a. m. Interment private. DElaware 7-3-36. [dod April 5, 1959] [Chicago Tribune, April 6, 7, 1959 - -- Submitted by Source #96]
BRENSLEY Harry H. of 700 1/2 Main street, Evanston, Ill., Nov. 19, 1955, husband of Celeste C. Brensley; brother of Albert Brensley of Decatur, Ill., Joseph Brensley of Chicago, Mrs. Allen Kooden of Savannah, Ga., Marie Brensley of New York City, and Mrs. Louis Dubin of New York City. Service 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, at chapel, 1567 Maple avenue, Evanston. Burial private. Please omit flowers. [dod Nov. 19, 1955] [Chicago Tribune, Nov. 21, 22, 1955 -- Submitted by Source #96]
BRENTANO, Anthony L., beloved husband of Vivian, nee Wiserich; dear father of Joan [Aldo] Damianl, Vivian [Edward] Broderick, and Thomas [Genevieve] Kelly; grandfather of seven; one greatgrandchild; fond brother of Almebio, Louise Anderson, and Catherine Turnquist. Funeral Thursday, 9:30 a.m., from Wm. C. Smith and Sons Inc., 2500 N. Cicero avenue, to St. Priscilla church. Interment St. Joseph. Member of L. P. I. U., local 245 -- [1969-04-02 Chicago Tribune (IL) - submitted by Source #6]
BRENTANO, Vivian M., nee Wiserich, beloved wife of the late Anthony; loving mother of Thomas (Genevieve) Kelly, Vivian (Edward) Broderick and Joan (Aldo) Damiani; dear grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of one; fond sister of Evelyn Jones. Funeral services Monday, Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m., from Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central Av., to St. Priscilla Church. Mass 10 a.m. Visitation Saturday 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. [1981-08-22 Chicago Tribune (IL) - submitted by Source #6]
BRESLER, Henry - beloved husband of Hattie, brother of Charles A., of Cleveland O., and Albert A. Bresler. Funeral Thursday, May 1,  at 1:30 p.m. from chapel, 3 E. Garfield-blvd., to Free Sons cemetery. Detroit papers copy. [Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6]
BREW -- William Brew, May 9, beloved husband of Lillian A., father of Richard, Lillian, William H., Clarence, and Margaret, born in Kilrush, County Clare , Ireland, June 6, 1838. Funeral from late residence, 1523 E. 72d-st., Saturday, 2:30 p.m., under auspices of Richard Cole lodge, No. 697, A. F. & A. M.; also member of Sinai chapter No. 185. Interment Graceland. New York City papers please copy. [Chicago Tribune, May 11, 1918 - Sub by FoFG]
BRIGHT - Four hunters were found frozen to death by the roadside near Dawes Creek, Newton County, Ark. It was believed they were W. H. Hughes, A. H. Dolphin, John W. Bright and Samuel Sevier, from Chicago. [The Nebraska Advertiser. (Nemaha City, Neb.), 31 Dec. 1897]
BRISCOE - Barbara G. - December 24, 1972; dear mother of Kimberly, Bonnie, Melanie, Darcy, Edmund, Timothy and Michaeline; fond daughter of Edmund and Eleanor Knepp; sister of Georgia and Marilyn. Services Wednesday, 11 a.m. at John M. Pdersen and Sons Chapel, 4338 W. Fullerton Av., Interment Memory Gardens. (submitted by source #49)
BRITTON, Adrain Neville - Died At Chicago, May 14 of inflammation of the stomach, Adrain Neville, 6 months, 23 days, infant son of W. J. and Delila Britton and grandson to Mrs. Anna Deyoe of Henry. [Taken From the Henry Republican, Marshall County, IL, May 18, 1882 - submitted by Source #25]
BROADDUS -- April 15 - Irving Broaddus, early resident of Hopewell died in Chicago. [Henry Republican, Henry, IL, January 1, 1925 - submitted by Source #25]
BROECKER, Raymond O. (Red), husband of the late Esther, nee Garness; brother of June Herrmann and Herbert Broecker; seven nieces and nephews. Service Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Schlerf Funeral Home, 2118 Lawrence avenue. Interment Ridgewood.[Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]
BROGAN-Jennie Brogan, nee Boyd, wife of Thomas. Funeral Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from late residence, 90 S. Halsted-st., to St. Patrick's church, thence by carriages to Mount Carmel. [Chicago Tribune, Tuesday, 24 Sept 1907 Submitted by Colleen]
BRONENKAMP - Don Bronenkamp, 45, 2655 Fulton, electrocuted while fixing wires of Public Service Co. of Northern Illinois to Maywood. [Source: The Day Book, March 21, 1917 - Sub by Source #104]
BRONS, John - April 25, 1930, beloved husband of Jennie, nee Baker, dear father of Mrs. Alice Salomon, Mrs. Cecilia Christensen, Elsien, Edward L., Albert, and the late Gertrude Brons. Remains at home, 1919 N. Keeler-av., until Monday noon. Funeral services Monday, at 2 p.m. at chapel, 4325 Armitage-av. Interment Oakridge. Member of Pleiades lodge, No. 478, A.F. & A.M., Astrea chapter, No 725, O.E.S.I. Will lodge, No. 141, I.O.O.F., and Holland American Aid society. [Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1930. Submitted by source #6]
BROOKE, Firman C. -- Dr. Firman C. Brook, April 16, beloved husband of Abbie S., nee Jones; father of Mrs. J. H. Missey, Pitman, N. J., Mrs. G. M. Nisbet of San Francisco, Mrs. R. I. Campbell, 7708 Constance av., Chicago. G. A. R. service Thursday, April 18, at 2 p.m. from chapel, 55th st. and Wabash av. Interment Oakwoods. Peoria, Ill., papers please copy.
DR. FIRMAN C. BROOKE died yesterday at the age of 75. He had been a resident of Chicago since 1878 and had conducted drug stores in various parts of the city, the number being estimated by a relative at from fifteen to twenty. Among his places of business were West Pullman, Rogers Park, and the south side. He was born in Pennsylvania and is survived by a widow and three daughters.[UNKNOWN NEWSPAPER, UNKNOWN DATE - Submitted by Src #112]
BROSILOW, Emanuel - of 5009 N. Sheridan road, beloved husband of the late Luba; loving father of Dave, Aaron, Robert, and Rea Van Gelder; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; fond brother of the late Louis Brosilow and Dr. David Brosiloff. Service Friday, 2 p.m., at Weinstein Bros. Chapel, 1300 Devon avenue. Interment Westlawn. Inf., RO 1-2400. [dod May 31, 1962]
Emanuel Brosilow, 86, of 5009 Sheridan rd., died yesterday in his home. Mr. Brosilow operated small hotels for 30 years until he retired 10 years ago. Surviving are three sons, Dave, Aaron, and Robert; and a daughter, Mrs. Rea Van Gelder. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel at 1300 Devon av. [Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BROSILOW, Ethel nee Ginsberg, of Chicago, at Miami Beach, Fla., beloved wife of the late Louis; loving mother of Stanton Brosilow, of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; devoted grandmother of Freddie; dear daughter of the late Sam and Jennie Ginsberg; fond sister of Shirley Weisberg, Dorothy Epstein, and the late Isadore Ginsberg. Graveside service Thursday, 10 a.m. at Memorial Park, Anshe Emet section, Skokie. Resting at Weinstein Bros. Chapel;, 1300 Devon. Member of Anshe Emet Syn. Visitation at time of service. RO 1-2400. [dod July 31, 1971]
-- Graveside services for Mrs. Ethel Brosilow, 77, of 3171 N. Sheridan Rd., will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie. Mrs. Brosilow, who died Monday [July 31, 1972] in Miami Beach, was the widow of Louis, founder and president of Rembrandt Lamp Co,, 4500 W. Division St. Survivors include a son, Stanton; a grandson; and two sisters. [Chicago Tribune -- Submitted by Source #96]
BROSILOW, Louis 75, died yesterday [March 23, 1957] in his apartment in the Belmont Hotel. He was an importer with offices at 915 S. State st. He leaves his widow, Ethel; a son, Stanton, and a brother. Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel at 5206 Broadway.
Louis Brosilow of Belmont hotel, beloved husband of Ethel; fond brother of Emanuel. Services Monday, 1 p.m., at chapel, 5206 Broadway. Interment Memorial Park, Anshe Emet section. Information, LOngbeach 1-4740. [-Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BROSS, Hon. William - died in Chicago a few days ago (27 Jan 1890). Mr. BROSS was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Illinois and was for many years presiding officer of the Chicago Tribune Publishing company. He was born in New Jersey in 1813, and settled in Chicago in 1846. During the past thirty years he has been a tireless advocate of Western water-ways and their improvement. Being a shrewd and farseeing business man, he amassed a fortune estimated at not less than $1,000,000. His family consists only of a daughter, the wife of David D. LLOYD, an editorial writer on the Tribune. (thanks to researcher Scott Drummey for help deciphering this last name and adding the death dates. He further states that Jessie Bross was the wife of Henry Demarest Lloyd, not David. David Demarest Lloyd did work at the Tribune, and was Henry's brother) February 7, 1890, Ava Advertiser
BROWDY, Tillie - [In Memoriam Notice] In memory of our loving wife and mother, who died a year ago today, April 26, 1929. [Poem omitted] From loving husband and son. JULIUS AND EDWARD. In loving remembrance of our dear daughter and sister, who passed away one year ago today, April 26, 1929. "Gone but not forgotten." LOVING MOTHER, FATHER AND FAMILY. Chicago Tribune, April 26, 1930. Submitted by source #6
BROWN - Mr. Brown's Father Dead -- Geo. F. Brown, Auditor of the Willow River Company, who left for Chicago some weeks ago to visit his sick father, arrived at that city too late, the old gentleman having passed away a short time before the arrival of the train. The train was twenty-four hours late and that fact prevented Mr. Brown from seeing his father alive. Mrs. Brown will returned to Vale about February 1. [Malheur Enterprise (Vale, OR) Saturday, January 22, 1910 - Sub by FoFG, JD]
BROWN, Bartley --- CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 11. - Bartley Brown, a sewer cleaner, was overcome by foul gas while in the Fifth avenue sewer at the corner of Harrison street this afternoon, and died from the effects of the poisonous vapor. Patrick Hunt, a felllow workman, was also rendered unconscious, but was revived and is out of danger. [Omaha World Herald - 12 Aug. 1891 - Sub by Src #181]
BROWN - Charles Mac Brown, beloved husband of the late Helen R. Brown, nee Hodges, loving father of John M. (Ruth), Mary Therese Brown and Bernice Rita (Dennis) McLean O Brien; dear brother of the late John Brown and Mary Etten.
Funeral Monday 9:45 a.m. from Blake Lamb Funeral Home 4727 W. 103rd St. Oak Lawn to St. Barnabas Church. Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation after 2 p.m. Monday. [Chicago Tribune June 25, 1982 - Sub. by Src. #10]
BROWN - Helen R. Brown, nee Hodges, beloved wife of Charles M. Brown loving mother of Clarence (Lucille) Molloy, Patricia (Robert) Moffet, John M. (Ruth), Mary T. Brown and Bernice (Dennis) O Brien; dear grandmother of 11, fond daughter-in-law of James and the late Bonnie Burns.
Funeral Wednesday 8:45 a.m. from Blake Lamb Funeral Home 4727 W. 103rd St. Oak Lawn to St. Barnabas Church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation after 4 p.m. Monday. [Chicago Tribune January 13, 1975 - Sub. by Src. #10]
BROWN: Judge Henry Brown, one of the most respected residents of Chicago, died in that city on the 16th ult., after a few hours illness. [The Daily crescent. [New Orleans, La.], June 01, 1849]
BROWN, James L. -- of Richton Park died Sept. 9 at St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Olympia Fields. Arrangements were by McCullough Funeral Home in Ford Heights. Mr. Brown was born Dec. 8, 1945, in Arkansas. He is survived by his daughters Melanie of Indiana; sons James of Chicago and Fernando (Melinda) of Minnesota; sisters Ella Mae (James) Dorsey, Annie Mae (Hoarce) Echo, Pearlie Gaskew, Rubystine (Dennis) Zuchowski and Regina (Milton) Mackey, all of Michigan, Betty (Enis) Wakefield of University Park, Linnie (Alonzo) Davis of Arkansas, Ann Shirley (Lorenzo) Browne of Texas; brothers R.B. of New York, Tommy Lee (Ruby) and Johnny, both of Arkansas, and Nathaniel (Verna) of Maywood; and six grandchildren. [The Star Newspaper, Chicago Heights, IL, Sep 16, 2001, pg A-14 - Submitted by Source #134]
BROWN -- Class of 1853 - MOSES DAKEN BROWN. b. 22 May, 1828, Appleton, Me. Lawyer. d. 27 Feb., 1912, Chicago, Ill.[Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1911-1912, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]
April 7 - From Chicago: A bloody affair transpired at the Michigan Southern R.R. depot yesterday bepoliceman (sic) John Potter and a gang of Irish hotel runners. One Irish man, Patrick Brown, was instantly killed, and two others wounded and not expected to live. Verdict of inquest was self defence and Potter was set at liberty. [Belmont Chronicle., April 09, 1857, (St. Clairsville, Ohio) - Src #6]
BROWN: Richard Brown was killed by a Halsted street car in Chicago. [Source: Algonquin Herald (Algonquin, IL) March 13, 1902, page 8]
BRUD, Julia (nee Wojciechowski) - beloved wife of Walter; dear mother of George [Emily] Swiech, John [Mae] Swiech, Frances [Joseph] Konowalik, Robert P. [Patricia] Brud, Lottie [Donald] Arnold, also the late Mary Swiech and Stella Clark; grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 17. Funeral Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., from Kowachek Funeral Home, 5774-76 W. Lawrence avenue, to St. Constance church. Interment St. Adalbert. Member of Ladies Rosary Sodality and Society of Spiritual Help for Souls. [Chicago Tribune (IL) - July 14, 1968 - sub. by webmaster]
BRUD, Robert P. -- Funeral Mass for Robert P. Brud, 78, of Arlington Heights, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Church, 841 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Born March 16, 1919, in Chicago, Mr. Brud died Thursday, July 10, 1997, at home. Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. He was co-owner with Carl Prymula of Alpha Metals Laboratories in Waukegan; a member of the Arlington Heights VFW; and was an Army Air Force Veteran of World War II. He was the husband of the late Patricia; father of the late Renee (late Edward) Gustafson; brother of John (Mae) Swiech, the late George (late Emily) Swiech, Frances (Joseph) Konowalik, Charlotte (Don) Arnold, the late Mary Swiech, and the late Estelle (late Jim) Clark; grandfather of Debbie Ensey, Marc Gustafson and Robert Gustafson; great-grandfather of five; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information, (847) 253-5423. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - July 12, 1997 - sub. by webmaster]
BRUD, Walter -- beloved husband of Irene, nee Mikolaiczak and the late Julia, nee Wolciechowski; loving father of John (Mae) Swiech, the late George (the late Emily) Swiech, the late Mary, the late Stella (the late Jim) Clark, Frances (Joe) Konowalik, Robert (Patricia) Brud and Lottie (Don) Arnold; fond grandfather of 10; great-grandfather of 25 and great-greatgrandfather of nine. Visitation Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Kowachek Funeral Home, 5776 W. Lawrence Ave. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m., to St. Constance Church for 10:30 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. 545-3800. [Chicago Tribune (IL) - February 10, 1984 - sub. by webmaster]
BRUNDAGE--- Marietta Brundage, beloved wife of the late S. V. Brundage, mother of Lon Brundage. Mrs Louisa C Shauer, Edwin W Brundage, Fred L Brundage, Dr S. W. Brundage. Funeral Saturday, April 8 at 2p.m. from the late residance, 818 S Gunderson Av Oak Park by Lady Washington chapter, O.E.S. and Henry W. Lawton circle, Ladies of the G.A.R. (04/06/1916 Chicago Trib. Submitted by Shirley)
BRUNS, Henry L - Feb 16, 1895 aged 63 years. Funeral Tuesday Feb 19 from late Residance 1812 Lincoln Ave 1pm thence to German Evangelical church, corner ?osco
st and Bosworth Ave at 2pm please omit flowers. [Chicago Dailey News - submitted
by Source #80]
Ray Bruzas of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Mokena and Chicago IL, entered life eternal on Jan. 25, 2010. Beloved husband of Judy, nee Gavin; devoted father to Tammy (Tim) McFeely, Kathy Brewer (Freddy); loving grandfather to Trever and Samantha Van Us and Jeremy Brewer (Jennifer); great-grandfather to David; fond brother to Char (Ken) Bult and nieces; Beth and Karen. Visitation Services on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home 1130 S. Horne Mesa, AZ 85204. [Unknown newspaper, Jan. 26, 2010; Sub. by Carole Huset]
BRY -- George E. Bry, 61 of 905 South Taylor, died Friday morning; he had suffered a coronary thrombosis last September and another 2 weeks before his death. A village resident for 26 years, he was a native of LaSalle, Il. Mr. Bry was associated in the general production department of the Crystal Fixture Company for the past 4 years.
Survivors are his widow, Winifred C., three sons George B. of Chicago, Robert K. and Raymond C. both of the home address, ad three grandchildren, Douglas, Russell and Karen. Also surviving are two brothers: Frank of LaSalle, IL and Howard of Pennsylvania. Funeral Services were held Monday afternoon at Haggar Chapel with the Rev. Merle D. Vroyles conducting the services. Interment Queen of Heaven. [Oak Leaves News July 14, 1955 - Sub. by Src. #10]
BRY -- Mary T. Bry, nee Finnegan, 72, of River Forest, formerly of Oak Park, died Oct. 15 in Oak Park Hospital.
Mrs. Bry was born Sept. 22, 1927 in Chicago where she attended Immaculata High School. She received a degree in library science from Rosary College, River Forest and was most recently librarian for the Union League Club in Chicago. She retired in 1995.
Mrs. Bry is survived by three daughters, Mary Bry-Ennassiri of Oak Park, Yvonne Barnes of Cary, Ill., and Julie Bry of River Forest, and a son, Kevin Bry of Oak Park; two sisters, Eleanor Warzoha of Hollywood, Calif., and Dorothy Driscoll of Elmhurst; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Bry in 1982. Visitation was held Oct. 17 and 18 in P.M. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Oak Park.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. McMahon on Oct. 19 in St. Luke Church, River Forest. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. [Oak Leaves (Oak Park, IL) - October 27, 1999 - Sub. by Src. #10]
BRY Winifred C. Bry: nee Corcoran, wife of the late George E. Bry; mother of George B., Robert K. and Raymond C. Bry; grand-mother of eight: sister of Marion Corcoran. No visitation. Mass Saturday 9:30 a.m. Internment Queen of Heaven cemetery. [Chicago Tribune March 1979 - Sub. by Src. #10]
BRYAN, George, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Morton Grove, beloved husband of Ruth C.; dear father of Paul G. and Mary C. Anderson; grandfather of six; brother of Florence Lyness. Resting at Haben Funeral Home, 8057 Niles Center road, Skokie, from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. Interment Union Cemetery, St. Charles, Ill. OR 3-6111. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]
BRYANT, Don Quentin -- of Elgin
Services for Don Quentin Bryant 44, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Bethesda Church of God in Christ. Elder James Marks will officiate. Born April 1, 1955, in Dover, Del., to Wayman and Geneva Bryant, he died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999. Burial will be in River Hills Cemetery, Batavia.
Surviving are his wife, Lena Bryant (nee Cottman) of Dover; daughters, Donise Bryant and Sherrelle Bryant, both of Dover; brothers, Wyane (Theresa) Bryant of Sacramento, Calif., Mathan Bryant of Ellendale, Del., and Johnny Bryant of Chicago; sister, Sheila (Dennis) Pfifer of Elgin; and stepmother, Agnes Bryant of Houston, Del. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the church. Arrangements were made by O'Connor & Homeier Funeral Home, Elgin. Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - August 10, 1999. Submitted by source #67
BRYANT, Larry A. -- 59, late of Midlothian, IL., beloved husband of Patricia [nee Lash]; cherished son of the late Lawrence [Constance] Bryant; loving brother of Jean [Robert] Pokracki; dear brother-in-law of Wesley Lash III and Kenneth Lash. Funeral Services were Saturday, 10 a.m. at Jerome Zimny Funeral Home, 16774 Dixie Hwy., Hazel Crest, IL. Interment Beverly Cemetery. Visitation was Friday from 3 until 9 p.m. [The Star Newspaper, Chicago Heights, IL, Feb 23, 2003, p. A-18 - Submitted by Source #134]
BUCHALKA - Elsie Buchalka (nee Kadiera) loving wife of Anton, fond mother of Anna Kingma, sister of Anne Bittner, Walter and Ben Kadiera, grandmother of Pauline Goodson, aunt to to Guido Rindt, Thomas and Walter Kadiera. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. ? chapel, 3834 Irving Park-rd.
Date: Sept 1950, Submitted by Src #117
BUCHWAULDT, Robert - of the cigar firm of BUCHWALDT & SUES, Chicago, died of heart disease in his store a few days ago. He had been sitting in a chair several minutes when the book keeper saw that he was dead. Mr. BUCHWAULDT had been in this country fourteen years and was well known among German-Americans. [28 March, 1888 "The Newton Press, Jasper County, IL"
BUDINGER-- Anthony, son of Henry and Agnes Budinger, aged 1 year. Funeral from 5929 LaSalle-st. Dec. 26 at 10 a.m. by cars to St. Mary's. [Chicago Tribune, Dec. 25, 1903, sub. by source #27
BUECHEL - Charles E Buechel, beloved husband of Elizabeth, nee Koenig: fond father of Henry D; Charles C Buechel, Mrs Elizabeth J. Davis, Herman B.; Edward, Robert, and Mrs. Ida Murphy. Funeral from the late residence, 3443 Walnut st.. Friday April 7, 1916 at 2p.m.: auto to Oak Ridge; under auspices of Garden City Lodge No. 141 A. F. & A. M. (Submitted by Shirley 4/6/1916, Chicago Tribune.)
BUEHLER -- Henry W. Buehler, aged 45 years, entered into rest April 3, 1911, beloved husband
of Mrs. Nettie BUEHLER, nee MITCHELL, brother of John A., Harvey J., Louis I., and Catherine E. BUEHLER, and Mrs.
Emma Mary FUCHS. Funeral from late residence, 2842 Sheffield-av., to Diversey Evangelical church, corner Diversey-blvd.
and Best-av., where services will be held at 2 p.m., April 5, 1911. Interment, Rosehill. Philadelphia papers please
copy. [Chicago Tribune, April 4, 1911, submitted by source #27]
BUHL, Gertrude, beloved wife of the late Carl; fond mother of the late Carl Jr.; also leaves nieces and nephews. Services Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m., at Drake and Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western avenue. Interment Rosehill cemetery. 561-6874. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]
BULKLEY - Miss Mary BULKLEY, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Justin Bulkley, pastor of the upper Alton First Baptist church and President of Shurtleff College, died at a sanitarium at Berwyn from injuries which were self-inflicted. Two months ago Miss Bulkley was forced to abandon the study of music and return to Upper Alton much broken in health. It was evident that intense application to her work had affected her mind, and she was sent to a sanitarium, but without benefit. Then she was taken to Berwyn in the hope of brining about a change for the better. Miss Bulkley procured a lancet in some way, and opened the veins in her left wrist in two places. It was some time before she was discovered, and then the loss of blood had been so great that the physicians could do nothing for her, and she died in 18 hours. Newton Press, July 13 1893. [source #6]
BULLOCK, JOHN JORDAN - long connected with the advertising departments of newspapers in Chicago, died yesterday at the residence of his son, at 3536 North Lincoln street, of apoplexy. He was born at Philadelphia July 29, 1850, and came to Illinois, locating in Canton in 1878. Later he was engaged in the wholesale grocery business in Addington; became secretary of the Bullock & Whireard Foundry company in New York in 1882, and seven years later returned to Chicago to enter the advertising field. He is survived by three children-- Samuell M. of Chicago, John R. Jr. of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Mabel Jordan Miller of Helena, Mont. Burial will take place from All Saints' church, Wilson and Hermitage avenues, date to be announced. Chicago Tribune, May 18, 1918, submitted by source #27
BULOW, Alexander W. Sr., late of Tinley Park, beloved husband of Arlene, nee Neering; loving father of Susan Reynolds, Alexander Jr. (Mary Lu), Daniel (Kathie), Catherine (William) Englund and William (Julie); fond grandfather of Theresa (Matt) Weeks, Richard Brouette, Paul, Ryan, Carrie, Robert, Samuel, Jacqueline, Kurt Englund, Daniel Englund and Nathan; proud great-grandfather of Hailey Weeks; dear brother of Geraldine (John) Watson and Judy (James) Howard. Funeral Monday, 11 a.m. from Vandenberg Funeral Home, 17248 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park to St. George Church, Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment Private. Grand Chief Independent Order of Vikings Admiral O'Callahan Assembly, PGK Father CC Boyle Knights of Columbus Council, founding member Tinley Park Bulldogs Football and Wrestling Program and former Tinley Park Volunteer Fireman, Local #399 I.U.O.E. Please omit flowers. Visitation Sunday, 1 to 9 p.m. 708-532-1635 [dod November 29, 2001- Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BULOW, Andrew, son of Henrietta. Funeral Sunday, 9 a.m., 221 W. 45th-pl., to Wunders [dod March 2, 1905 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BULOW, Catherine Braun - formerly of 3612 S. Wells street, beloved wife of the late William Bulow, dear other of William, Charles, Andrew, Lawrence, Frank, Walter, Thomas, John, Mary Dornan, Gertrude Fitzgerald and the late Joseph Bulow, fond sister of Mary Boyle, Louise Stone and the late Lena Trowbridge. Funeral Friday, 8:30 a.m., from funeral home, 79th street at Loomis boulevard, to St. Maurice's church. Interment Sag Bridge cemetery. Information Triangle 1187. [published June 23, 1948 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BULOW, Cecelia dearly beloved daughter of Edward J. and Louise, nee Chapin, fond sister of William, Edward and Frank. Funeral Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. from her late residence, 9311 S. 54th-ct., Oak Lawn. Interment St. Mary's. For information call Stewart 0460. [published December 2, 1928 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BULOW, Charles E. of 2421 W. 21st place, beloved husband of Olga Nickali Bulow; dear father of Charles Jr., and William Bulow, Lillian and Hazel Blankenship; fond brother of Marie Dornan, William, Andrew, Gertrude Fitzgerald, Frank, Walter, John, Thomas, the late Joseph and Lawrence Bulow. Funeral Tuesday morning at funeral home, 79th street and Loomis boulevard. Information TRiangle 4-1187. [published November 19, 1956 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BULOW, Edward M. beloved husband of Mary; fond father of Norman, Edward, Helen Vaccaro, Kenneth Burke; and the late Robert Burke; grandfather of 16; brother of Christ Bulow. Services 10 a.m. Friday at the Memorial Chapel, 5200 W. 95th street. Interment Evergreen. 424-0340. [published December 22, 1966 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BULOW -- Elizabeth Bulow, wife of the late John; dear mother of Edward, Christ, Sadie Walker, John Johnson, and the late John; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; fond sister of Katherine Manz and Annie King. Funeral Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at chapel, 1811 W. 103d street. Interment Evergreen.(Chicago Tribune, July 11, 1958 - Submitted by Src #96 )
BULOW, Frank J. beloved husband of Marie C. Bulow, nee Feldner, loving father of Margaret Lucy (James) Hughes, Frances Egan (Richard) Scheidt, Mary Ann (Ronald) Spitzer, Helen (Tony) Juric, Catherine (Charles) Sodaro, Frank Jr. (Janis) and Theodore (Judy) Bulow; dear grandfather of 21; step-grandfather of 11; fond brother of Edward and the late William and Cecilia. Funeral Tuesday, 9:15 a.m., from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103d St., Oak Lawn, to St. Gerald Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation after 2 p.m. Monday. For public transportation information, call 636-1193 or Chicago 735-4242. [published September 26, 1977 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BULOW, Lawrence (Larry) - of 240 W. 25th street, beloved son of the late William and Catherine Bulow; dear brother of Marie Dornan, William, Charles, Andrew, Gertrude Fitzgerald, Frank, Walter, John, Thomas, and the late Joseph Bulow. Funeral Wednesday, 8:45 a.m., from funeral home, 79th st. at Loomis blvd., to St. Maurice's church. Interment Sag Bridge cemetery. TRiangle 4-1187. [published November 8, 1955 Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BULOW, Michael D. age 19 years, Airman Air Force Security Police, Beale Air Force Base, suddenly in California, beloved son of William and Leona Felski Bulow; dear brother of Linda (Joe) Kiser, Donna (Sgt. Jerome, USAF) Zondlo and Joellyn Bulow; fond grandson of Marie C. and the late William G. Bulow, Alice and the late August Felski; great-grandson of Mary Evers. Visitation starting Thursday 1 p.m. Funeral Friday 9:30 a.m. from the new Sheehy Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th St., Palos heights, to Incarnation Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. 361-4235 or ST 3-7700. [dod March 25, 1976, Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BULOW, William (Gus) beloved husband of Catherine, nee O'Hara; loving father of Alexander, Geraldine Boyer, and Judy Ann; fond brother of Andrew, Frank, Walter, John, Thomas, Gertrude, and Marie. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m., from Danile W. Lynch Funeral Home, 9837 S. Kedzie avenue, to St. John Fisher church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary. GA 2-2000 [published April 1, 1966 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
BULOW, William George, beloved husband of Marie C. Bulow, nee Evers; loving father of William E., Lt. Thomas, Oak Lawn Fire Department, Lt. John, Oak Lawn Fire Department, James, and the late Jean Marie Bulow; dear son of the late Edward J. and Louise Chapin Bulow; fond brother of Edward P., Frank, and the late Cecelia Bulow; dear grandfather of 12. Funeral Wednesday, 9:15 a.m., from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103d street, Oak Lawn, to St. Gerald's church. Interment St. Mary's cemetery. Retired member of Oak Lawn Fire Department; Carpenters union, local No. 242; member of Our lady of Fatima, Knights of Columbus, and St. Gerald's Holy Name society. For transportation information call 636-1193 or 735-4242. [dod November 3, 1968 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]
William G. Bulow, 63, of 9315 S. 54th ct., Oak Lawn, died yesterday in Christ Community hospital, 4440 W. 95th st., Oak Lawn. Mr. Bulow was former chief of the Oak Lawn volunteer fire department. He retired in 1956. Surviving are his widow, Marie; four sons, William E., Thomas, John, and James; two brothers, and 12 grandchildren. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gerald Catholic church, 9349 Central av., Oak Lawn.
BURCH, REV. JAMES -- Chicago, Ill., July 28, ae. 74. Mr. B. soon after an afflictive bereavement, had but recently closed his ministerial labors at Washington, Va. His previous ministry, we believe, was chiefly spent in Kentucky, where he was distinguished for usefulness as a pastor, soundness in doctrine, and wisdom in counsel. The testimony both of his life and death is a rich legacy of comfort to his bereaved children. Source: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859 - Transcribed by Src #182]
BURG, Clara R (nee Bosen), beloved wife of Michael J Burg, loving mother of Jack Burg, Ilene (Paul) Sievert and foster mother of David Farber and Terry (Mort) Borkan, dear grandmother of Richard and Carolyn Sievert, adored sister of Edith, (the late Jack) Garber, Miriam (the late Smitty) Smith, Margaret (George) Hamby and the late Julius, (Sabrina) and Harry (Rose) Bosen. Friends may pay their respects Friday between 3 and 5 p.m. at The Piser Chapel, 9200 N. Skokie Blvd, Skokie. Interment private. Info 847-679-4740 [dod 12 Mar 1997, Sun Times - Submitted by Source #96]
BURG, Michael J. 85, beloved husband of the late Clara, nee Bosen; loving mother of Jack Burg, Ilene (Paul) Sievert; and foster father of David Farber and Terry (Mort) Borkan; dearest grandfather of Richard and Carolyn Sievert. Mr. Burg was the founder and retired President of Allied Valve Industries, Inc. Friends may pay their respects on Tuesday evening between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Piser Chapel, 9200 N. Skokie Blvd., (at Church St.) Skokie. Interment private. Info 847-4740 [dod March 25, 1999][Chicago Tribune [March 30, 1999, Sec 2, Page 6) -- Submitted by Source #96]
BURGESS, Rev Edmund James - April 14, 1930, residence 5718 Dorchester-av., father of Roberta and Ernest W. Burgess. Funeral services at the Trinity Congregational church, 6232 Eberhart-av. Wednesday, 2 p.m. Interment Oakwoods. Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1930. Submitted by source #6
BURKE, Michael G., - Dec. 31, beloved and only son of Lawrence and the late Catherine Burke, and brother of Margaret and Hannah Burke and Mrs. Mary Salles. Funeral Wednesday, Jan. 3, from his late residence, 892 N. Ashland av., at 9:30 a. m., to Annunciation, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary. Chicago Daily Tribune (1872-1963); Jan 1, 1900; pg. 5, col. 5. Submitted by source #6
BURKE-- John T., Dec. 25, at residence, 311 Grand-av. Funeral notice later. (BURKE-- also listed in Dec. 27, 1903 Tribune. John T., beloved brother of William, Charles, Jacob, George, and Katie Burke. Funeral from his late residence, 311 Grand-av., Monday, Dec. 28, at 9:45 a.m., to St. Columbkill's church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by C. & ?. W. Ry. to Calvary. Member of Col. Mulligan Council No. 478, National Union.)Chicago Tribune, Dec. 25, 1903, submitted by source #27
BURKE, Milo - beloved husband of Anne, father of Ellen, Alicia, Mrs. Monica O'Kiefe, Gertrude and the late Sidney J. Funeral Thursday, April 17, at 10 a.m. from residence, 4838 N. Monticello-av, interment Calvary. Member of Columbia court No. 2, C.O. F. Please omit flowers. Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1930. Submitted by source #6
BURKE, Michael G., - Dec. 31, beloved and only son of Lawrence and the late Catherine Burke, and brother of Margaret and Hannah Burke and Mrs. Mary Salles. Funeral Wednesday, Jan. 3, from his late residence, 892 N. Ashland av., at 9:30 a. m., to Annunciation, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary. Chicago Daily Tribune (1872-1963); Jan 1, 1900; pg. 5, col. 5. Submitted by source #6
BURKITT, John W., Sr., one of the most active, powerful and versatile business men in the history of Arlington Heights and of Palatine, passed away at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning in Park Ridge, having been in a coma since Sunday morning, from a stroke. The funeral service will be at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hazel Burkitt Schmitz, West Euclid avenue at the North Western tracks, Arlington Heights, Saturday afternoon. This is Mr. Burkitt's home during most of his business career here.
Mr. Burkitt was a true type of the hardy, capable pioneer stock that so rapidly built in this western wilderness a highly developed civilization. Born on a farm on East Euclid avenue, near the present Draper farm, he started his business career working in a tin shop in Arlington Heights, owned by Mr. Ben Kinder, who, in the nineties, still comes down to occasional work in the Kinder shop in Des Plaines. From a tinsmith he developed into a jeweler, having a store at about the same site as the present Arlington Bootery on Dunton avenue near Campbell street.
He had a hardware business along with his jewelry shop, which he moved to a building he built and which is now the Winkelman Tire and Battery shop on Davis street. He made and repaired bicycles in the rear of this shop. He also, about 1899, took over the telephone exchange, which was in this building, and from ten or eleven phones, he built up the business until there were some 250 phones, his children operating the switch board while he looked after the business end. Some of the watches Mr. Burkitt sold 45 or 50 years ago are still in use, and come in for repair once in a while.
Mr. Burkitt for a time in the 80's had hardware and coal business in Palatine. He had a coal business on Dunton street in Arlington Heights, at about the identical site now occupied by the Chicago & North Western freight station. He was also called the "Cherry King" of Illinois. On his farm just south of the intersection of Euclid avenue and the tracks, were picked as high as twelve to fifteen tons of cheeries of choice varieties in a single year. This was before the days of serious fruit pests. To Mr. Burkitt also went the distinction of starting the first commercial garage in Arlington Heights, the cement block building on Davis street next to his former Jewelry shop and now used as an annex by the Gaare Motor Sales. This was erected about 22 years ago, E. M. F. and Flanders cars were sold.
Besides all this, Mr. Burkitt was a great windmill man, he put up most of the windmills in this part of the country. He later erected a commercial garage in Park Ridge, for his son, John W. Burkitt, Jr., which business is now in operation. In 1916, he moved to Park Ridge, and was cared for by his deceased wife's cousin, Miss Lydia M. Decker, who, after the mother passed away, has mothered the entire family.
Mr. Burkitt was a great home man, never drank or used tobacco in any form, and had extraordinary vitality. His illness began by accidental falls in 1918, followed by many sucessive strokes of paralysis, from which he rallied again and again. His physician has been amazed at his vitality. His wife, who was Miss Lydia Pratt of Palatine, passed on years ago, also one son, Granado Burkitt, in 1905. He leaves three children, Ralph E. Burkitt and John W. Burkitt, Jr. of Park Ridge, and the one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Burkitt Schmitz of Arlington Heights. Mr. John Proctor of South Dunton street, said to be the oldest native resident of Arlington Heights is his first cousin. His youngest and last surviving brother, Lorenzo C. Burkitt, passed away in Waterloo, Iowa, about two months ago. A sister, Mrs. Sarah Goldsmith, in Chatfield, Minnesota. He has left a notable number of descendants.
Mr. Burkitt was a member of the summer resort colony of Arlington Heights on the Fox river at Cary, Illinois. (Arlington Heights Herald newspaper, dated April 24, 1931).
The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Allan Billman of Lake Forest, Ill., a friend of the family. Mrs. Grace Lorenzen sang at the home, "A Light Upon the Shore" and "The Sweet Bye and Bye" and at the cemetery, "Sands of Time" The pallbearers were Mr. E. N. Berbecker, Mr. John Proctor, Mr. S. E. Pate, and Mr. George Klenm, all of Arlington Heights; Mr. Hall of Des Plaines; and Mr. Will Whiting of Evanston.
Relatives from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. George Vosseller and son, Edward, of Waverly, Iowa (his brothers Will's daughter, husband and son); Mrs. Carrie Bernard and Mrs. Lizzie Bernard (his sister Sarah's children and Mrs. Bertha Bernard Bailey all of Chatfield, Minnesota, the Misses May and Myrtle Burkitt from Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Baldy/Baiday? all from Chewem/Hawen, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Will Decker from River Grove, Ill. Mr. Burkitt was the last of his generation, and these are of the younger.
Mr. Burkitt leaves three children, one having passed away before him, five grandchildren, seventeen nieces and nephews, 76 grand nieces and nephews and 148 great grand... and 9 great great grand.. There were thus five generations of the family living. His sister, Mrs. Sarah Goldsmith has thirteen children, and 60 grandchildren and 142 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren. His brother had six children, of which five are living; 12 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren; his sister Mrs. Susie Pollack had one child, four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, his brother Lorenzo Burkitt left no children.
Burial was at Arlington Heights cemetery. A sketch of Mr. Burkitt appears in the previous issue of the Herald.
From the Herald newspaper dated May 1, 1931: The funeral of Mr. John W. Burkitt, Sr., native son of Arlington Heights and for many years one of their most prominent and active business men, was held at the home of his daughter (the old homestead). Mrs. Hazel Burkitt Schmitz, West Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, April 25th. The pall bearers were Mr. E. N. Berbercker, Mr. John Proctor, Mr. S. E. Pate, and Mr. George Kelhm, all of Arlington Heights; Mr. Hall of Des Plaines; and Mr. Will Whiting of Evanston. Relatives from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. George Vosseller and son. Edward, of Waverly, Iowa (his brother Will's daughter, husband and son); Mrs. Carrie Bernard and Mrs. Lizzie Bernard (his sister Sarah's children) and Mrs. Bertha Bernard Bailey, all from Chatfield, Minn.; the Misses May and Myrtle Burkitt from Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Baldwin from Olewein, Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. Will Decker of River Grove, Ill. Mr. Burkitt was the last of his generation, and these are of the younger. Mr. Burkitt leaves three children living (one having passed away before him); five grandchildren; seventeen nieces and nephews, 76 grand nieces and nephews, 148 great grand nieces and nephews, and nine great great grand nieces and nephews; there were thus five generations of family living. His sister, Mrs. Sarah Goldsmith, had thirteen children, 66 grandchildren, 142 great grandchildren. His brother, William, had six children, of which five are living; twelve grandchildren, and three great grandchildren; his sister, Mrs. Susie Pollack, one child, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren; his brother, Lorenzo Burkitt left no children. Burial at Arlington Heights cemetery. [Submitted by source #75]
Wife Murderer at Large
Chicago, Aug 12 - Michael Burns has shot and instantly killed his wife, Mrs. Mabel Burns, at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Jordan. The parents say Burns harbored no enmity against his wife, to whom he had been married less than a year. The man had been drinking and it is thought quarrelled with his wife while under the influence of liquor. He escaped and has not yet been captured. [The Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.) Saturday, 13 Aug 1904, p. 6, tr by KT]
BURTIS, Peter: Funeral of P. T. Burtis: Funeral services for the late Peter T. Burtis, held at the family home on North Second avenue were attended by a large number of mourning friends and were simple yet impressive. The pastor of the Baptist church, Rev. Lewis Halsey, was assisted in the service by Chaplain Winfield Scott, D. D. Mr. Burtis was born in what is now known as Chesterfield (Recklesston), Burlington County, New Jersey, seventy-five years ago. After being for a time clerk in a store, he removed to St. Louis, where he entered the whole-sale house of his cousins, Joseph K. and James K. Burtis. Here he married Sarah E. Hume, for forty-six years his faithful and cherished help-mate. After remaining in St. Louis he removed to Chicago where for nearly twenty-eight years he was the superintendent, civil engineer and chief executive officer of the Chicago Gas Light and Coke company. He was a careful and successful business man, doing thoroughly and well everything committed to his care. Mr. Burtis was a good citizen, a true friend, a faithful Christian. He especially loved and was loyal to his church for which he prayed and labored during his life. He dearly loved children and was kind, helpful, ready to aid all who were worthy and in need. He was a student of affairs, having his own opinions and always able to maintain them. He was an honored member of the two great philanthropic fraternal organizations, the Free Masons and the Odd Fellows, with which he affiliated in early manhood. He united with the Second Baptist church in St. Louis and was baptized by the well-known Dr. Jeter. He was afterward a member of the First Baptist church of Chicago and later a member and clerk of the Fourth, now Ashland Avenue, church. About ten years ago he united with the Phoenix Baptist church, of which he has been one of the most loyal and faithful members, serving most acceptably as trustee and later as deacon. Besides his wife, Mr. Burtis leaves five children, Messrs. D. H. and G. D. Burtis of this city, Mrs. E. P. Budd of Mount Holly, N.J.; Mrs. J. H. Eils of Keokuk, Ia., and Mrs. J. C. Putnam of Chicago. [Arizona Republican. (Phoenix, Ariz.), December 17, 1901, Page 4]
BUSBEY, Charles S. - at his residence, 2941 W. 79th-av., Elmwood Park, husband of Alma, father of Clara Busbey and Mrs. Donald Gould. Services at chapel, 523 Lake-st. Oak Park, Tuesday, April 1,  at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Ridgewood cemetery. [Chicago Tribune, April 1, 1930. Submitted by source #6]
BUSSE, Albert E - 66, of 8 W. Busse st., Mount Prospect, died yesterday in Resurrection hospital. He was secretary of Busse Motor Sales, Mount Prospect, and a son of the late William Busse, former county commissioner. He leaves his widow Emma; a son, Wilbert; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Wille and Mrs. Norma Hasz, and four sisters. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church, Mount Prospect. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) November 28, 1957 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Alfred Christian
Alfred Busse of Mount Prospect, beloved husband of Martha, nee Burmeister; dear father of Melvin; father in law of Minnie, nee Pankonin; brother of Gertrude Hogreve, Henry and Emil. Chapel visitation Thursday from 2 to 10 p.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd., at Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect. In state Friday from noon until time of service, 2 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church, 1100 S. Linneman Rd., Mount Prospect. Interment St. John Cemetery. [Chicago Tribune, August 6, 1970 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Alwine - nee Rohlwing, beloved wife of August Busse of Elk Grove township, passed away Tuesday morning, May 5, at St. Frances Hospital at Evanston at the age of 58 years, 6 months and 5 days. She was born October 31, 1883, in Elk Grove township, attended school at Schaumburg and was confirmed April 11, 1897 in Schaumburg. On February 12, 1903, she was united in marriage to Mr. August Busse at the Elk Grove Lutheran church by Rev. Haake. After marriage this couple made their home on their farm at the intersection of Algonquin and Arlington Heights rd. She leaves to mourn her departure her loving husband, Mr. August Busse and her mother, Mrs. Louisa Rohlwing, and three daughters and one son. Mrs. Anna Goebbert, Mrs. Ernestine Goebbert, Mr. John Busse, Mrs. Eleanora Gieseke; one daughter-in-law; three sons-in-law and seven grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Pfingsten, Mrs. Martha Oldendorf, Mr. Herman Rohlwing, Mr. William Rohlwing, Mrs. Anna Meier, and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be lying in state at Karstens Funeral Home until Thursday morning, when she will be taken to her own home at Algonquin and Arlington Heights rd., where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, then to the Mt. Prospect Ev. Lutheran church at 2:00 p.m. interment will be in the Elk Grove Lutheran cemetery. [The Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) May 8, 1942 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, August - of Mount Prospect, beloved husband of Ella, nee Jurs, and the late Alwine, nee Rohlwing; dear father of Anna Goebbert, Ernestine Goebbert, John W., and Eleonora Gieseke; foster father of Lyle and Melvin Jurs, Mildred Neumair and Lucille Bauman; grandfather of 15; great-grandfather of 20; brother of George, Christine Behrens, the late William, Edward, Louis, Ernst, Hannan Redeker, and Sophia Meier. Services Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at St. Paul Ev. Luth. church, Mount Prospect. Interment St. John cemetery, Elkgrove. Resting at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central road at Northwest highway, Mount Prospect until Wednesday noon. [Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) January 16, 1968 - Submitted by Source #96]
August Busse, a lifelong resident of Elk Grove Township, died Monday of a heart attack in his home at 101 S. Owen St., Mount Prospect. Mr. Busse, 87, was a retired farmer. He was born in the township March 26, 1880. He is survived by his wife, Ella, a son John W. of Portage, Wis., daughters Anna Goebbert, Ernestine Goebbert and Eleanora Gieseke, a brother George of Mount Prospect and a sister Christine Behrens. Also surviving are stepchildren Lyle and Melvin Jurs, Mildred Neumair and Lucille Bauman, all of the Elgin area, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Busse will be held at 2:30 p.m. today in St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, with interment following in St. John Cemetery, Elk Grove Village. Friends may call at the Friedrichs Funeral Home, Mount Prospect, until noon. [Roselle Register (Roselle, Illinois) January 17, 1968]
BUSSE, Christian - an uncle of William Busse, president of the county board, died yesterday in Elk Grove, Ill. He was 80 years old. Mr Busse was born in Hanover, Germany, and came to this country in 1848, settling on a farm in Elk Grove township. He was once a member of the board of county commissioners. [Chicago Daily Tribune - March 25, 1909 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Christian Dietrich Busse - Wednesday, Oct. 26, funeral services were held in St. Paul Lutheran church, Mt. Prospect, for Christian D. Busse, 20 S. Emerson, Mt. Prospect. Interment was in St. Paul Lutheran cemetery. He was born in Elk Grove township January 13, 1886 and died in Lutheran General hospital, Park Ridge, October 23. He leaves his wife, Martha; a son, Ralph A. of Mt. Prospect; a daughter, Adeline Freer of California; a brother, Herman, and a sister, Clara Haas, both of Mt. Prospect; a sister, Christina Busse of Park Ridge and a sister, Frieda Kruse, Des Plaines; and two grandchildren. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) October 27, 1960 - Submitted By Source #96]
BUSSE, Christine (nee Kirchoff)
Mother of Busse, County Commissioner, is 85 Today
Mrs. Christine Busse, mother of County Commissioner Wiliam Busse, will celebrate her 85th birthday today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry Redeker, at the corner of West River road and Route 58, just north of Des Plaines. Mrs. Busse's nine children, all of whom are married, and their families, will be present. She was born in Schulenberg, Hanover, Germany, and came to this country when she was 5 years old. Her family settled in Mount Prospect. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) February 25, 1932- Submitted By Source #96]
Dead at 87 --- Mrs. Christine Busse, 87 years old, mother of County Commissioner William Busse, died yesterday in her son's home at 100 South Emmerson street, Mount Prospect. She had lived in Mount Prospect since she was five years old, when her family settled there after coming from Schulenberg, Hanover, Germany, where she was born. She is survived by 132 descendants-six sons, three daughters, sixty-three grandchildren, sixty-eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. [Chicago Daily Tribune, March 11, 1934]
BUSSE, Christine M. - of Mount Prospect, loving daughter of the late Edward and Emma; dear sister of the late Edwin L. and Richard A. (Ethel) Busse; fond aunt of Edward, Richard, Wallace and Chester, Visitation Wednesday, 3 until 9 p.m., at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. In state Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect. Interment St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. [Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) October 14, 1981 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Dina -- Mrs. Dina Busse, wife of County Commissioner William Busse, died yesterday in her home at 100 South Emerson street, Mount Prospect, after a long illness. She was 68 years old. Surviving besides her husband are four daughters, Mrs. Martha Froemling, Mrs. Henry Ehard, Mrs. Helen Biermann, and Mrs. Sophie Mueller, and three sons, Albert E., William Jr., and Frederick C. Busse. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church in Mount Prospect. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) October 15, 1941 - Submitted By Source #96]
Funeral services Friday for wife of Commissioner Busse
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at Mt. Prospect Lutheran church for Mrs. Dina Busse, wife of Cook County Commissioner William Busse. She died suddenly Tuesday morning. Mrs. Busse was herself a daughter of the pioneer Busse family. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Friedrich Busse, nee Froemling. She was born in Elk Grove Jan. 29, 1873, and married Commissioner Busse Aug 9, 1894, shortly after he had entered the public service of Cook county. She was a charter member of the woman's organization of the Lutheran church and served as its president and treasurer many years. During the years of their married life she was an inspiration to her husband, never begrudging the inconvenience to their family life occasioned by the public service in which her husband was engaged. During these years there were many campaigns, but on every election night Mr. Busse always received the returns at home with his wife. She was there to congratulate him if success came his way or to condole him over any reverses that might have developed. Deceased was the kind mother to a family of seven, 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Apparently Mrs. Busse's health had improved the last few weeks and she was able to enjoy many auto rides with her husband. The legal holiday on Monday enabled Mr. Busse to spend the entire day and evening with his wife -- to the great enjoyment of both. Shortly after three o'clock the next morning he was called to the bedside of his wife who passed on quietly, at the age of 68 years, 8 months, 15 days. Deceased leaves her loving husband, Mr. William Busse, and 7 children: William Busse, Jr., Mrs. Martha Froemling, Mrs. Henry Ehard, Albert E. Busse, Mrs. Sophia Mueller, Mrs. Helen Biermann, Mr. Fredrick C. Busse, all of Mt. Prospect; 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters, Mr. Herman Busse, Mr. Christian E. Busse; Mrs. Fred Schoenbeck, Mrs. Herman Haas, Mrs. Mary Kruse, Mrs. Ernst Busse. Interment will be in the Mt. Prospect cemetery. The remains are resting at the family home until the funeral. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights Herald) October 16, 1941]
Mrs. Dina Busse -- Services for Mrs. Dina Busse, wife of County Commissioner William Busse, will be held at 2 p.m. today in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church in Mount Prospect. Burial will be in the church cemetery. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) October 17, 1941 -Submitted By Source #96]
BUSSE, Edward Busse -- Funeral services will be held today for Edward Busse, brother of County Commissioner, William Busse, who died in his home at Mount Prospect on Saturday morning. Mr. Busse who was 66 years old, had lived in Mount Prospect for 30 years. He had been ill for several years. He is survived by his widow, Emma, two sons, and a daughter, in addition to five brothers and three sisters. The funeral will be from St. Paul's Lutheran church in Mount Prospect and burial will be in Mount Prospect cemetery. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) December 13, 1938 - Submitted By Source #96]
The Daily Herald December 16, 1938:
Edward Busse was born on the farm in Elk Grove March 31, 1872. He was baptized and confirmed in St. John's Lutheran church. He was married to Emma Oehlerking on April 15, 1895, by Pastor Haake. He made his home in Mount Prospect since 1902. Here he continued in business until 1924. He was with his family, charter member of St. Paul's Lutheran church and for a time one of its trustees. He served also in a civic capacity as public school director of a number of years. On Saturday last, December 10, he was called out of this vale of tears at the age of 66 years, 7 months and 9 days. He is survived by his widow, Emma, two sons, Edwin and Richard, and one daughter, Christina, four grandchildren, Edward, Richard, Wallace and Chester, two daughters-in-law, five brothers, three sisters and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services conducted by Lauterburg & Oehler, were held Tuesday afternoon from St. Paul's Lutheran church with Reverend J. E. A. Mueller officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery. [Submitted By Source #96]
BUSSE, Edwin L - of Mount Prospect, beloved husband of the late Elsie; dear father of Edward
J. (Ruth) and Wallace E (Marion); seven grandchildren; fond brother of Christine Busse and the late Richard. Visitation
Wednesday after 3 p.m. at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Hts. In state
Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, from noon until time of service 1:30 p.m. Interment St. Paul
Edwin L. Busse, 75, of 21 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect, died yesterday in Holy Family Hospital, Des Plaines. Mr. Busse owned and operated a Mount Prospect meat market from 1925 until he retired in 1962. He also served as village treasurer of Mount Prospect for 17 years. Surviving are two sons, Edward and Wallace; seven grandchildren; and a sister. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 100 S. School St., Mount Prospect. [Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) August 25, 1971 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Elsie - nee Meyn, of Mount Prospect, beloved wife of Edwin L.; dear mother of Edward J. (Ruth) and Wallace E. (Marion); seven grandchildren; fond sister of Laura Straus, Bertha Schulenburg, Christine Hodges, William, John, and the late Herman Meyn; fond sister-in-law of Christine Busse. Visitation after 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest highway, Arlington Heights, until 11 a.m. Thursday, then in state at St. Paul Lutheran church, Mount Prospect, until time of service, 2 p.m. Interment St. Paul cemetery. [Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) July 24, 1968 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, George L - 90, retired founder and president of George L. Busse & Co., a real estate and insurance firm with historic links to Mt. Prospect, died Friday. Mr. Busse, a descendant of a German family that helped settle Mt. Prospect in the 1840s, retired in 1988 from the firm his family originally opened as a development company. He also served as director and secretary- treasurer of Mutual County Fire Insurance Co. and was past president of the Northwest Suburban Board of Realtors. In addition, Mr. Busse served as Elk Grove Township school treasurer from 1939 to 1966 and was the past president and last surviving charter member of the Mt. Prospect Lions Club. He is survived by a son, George R.; a daughter, Joanne Mortensen; two grandchildren; and four great-granchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 School St., Mt. Prospect. [Chicago Tribune, May 20, 1991 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Harvey E - late of Mount Prospect, Ill., beloved husband of Mary Phyllis, nee Meyer; loving father of Frances Jayne and Susan Elizabeth; dear son of Mr. and Mrs. George Busse Sr., four sisters, two brothers. Resting at chapel, 207 N. Vail avenue, Arlington Heights, until 12 noon, Tuesday, then to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church, Mount Prospect, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Interment St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran cemetery. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) March 13, 1950 - Submitted by Source #96]
Services for Harvey E. Busse, 36, of 117 S. Maple av., Mt. Prospect, a lawyer, who died Saturday night, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church, Mt. Prospect. Mr. Busse was fatally stricken with a heart attack at a meeting of the Elk Grove school. He was attorney for the Mt. Prospect school board, and was a partner in the law firm of Weiss & Busse, 3325 Lincoln av. Mr. Busse leaves his widow, Mary; two young daughters, Frances Jayne and Susan Elizabeth, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Busse Sr. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) March 13, 1950]
One of the largest funerals in recent years in Mt. Prospect was held Tuesday when final respects were paid to Harvey E. Busse, late of 117 S. Maple st., Mt. Prospect. The service was held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Rev. J. E. A. Mueller officiated. Interment St. Paul cemetery, Mt. Prospect. Arrangements by Black's Memorial Home. Mr. Busse was born September 19, 1913, in Elk Grove township and was confirmed in 1926 by Rev. Mueller at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran church. August 3, 1940, he married Mary Phyllis Meyer in Valparaiso, Ind. Following their marriage the couple made their home with George Busse, Sr., in Elk Grove township, and later moved to their present address. Following his graduation from Luther Institute in Chicago he entered Valparaiso university and received his bachelor of arts degree in 1936. He was admitted to the Bar in 1941, and thereafter was a partner in the law firm of Weiss and Busse, with offices in Chicago. Mr. Busse was also associated with the Busse Realty company of Mt. Prospect and the Mutual County Fire Insurance association. He was a member of the Mt. Prospect Lions club, of which he was a past president, and of the Mt. Prospect Chamber of Commerce. While at Valparaiso university he was initiated into Phi Delta Psi fraternity. Mr. Busse died suddenly March 11 at the age of 36. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Francis Jayne and Susan Elizabeth; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Busse, Sr.; four sisters, Mrs. Lena Mueller and Miss Martha Busse of Mt. Prospect, and Mrs. Mary Bradley and Mrs. Emma Joost of Elk Grove; two brothers, George L. and Gilbert of Mt. Prospect. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Mary Busse, who died in 1930.[Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) March 17, 1950]
BUSSE - Herman Busse, late of 1020 W. Golf road, Mount Prospect, beloved husband of Mathilde, nee Moellenkamp; fond father of Esther Berchel and Julia Rascher; grandfather of six; great-grandfather of seven; brother of Clara Haas, Frieda Kruse, Christine Busse, and the late Christian. Resting at Black's Memorial Home, Northwest hwy and Vail av., Arlington Heights. Service Monday, 2 p.m. St. John Lutheran church. Will lie in state at church from 12 noon until time of service. Interment St. John cemetery. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) March 3, 1962]
.... Services for Herman Busse, 78, of 1020 W. Golf rd., near Mount Prospect, a retired farmer, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in St. John's Lutheran church, on Linneman road near Mount Prospect. Mr. Busse died Wednesday in Northwest Community hospital. Surviving are his widow, Mathilde; two daughters, Mrs, Esther Berschet and Mrs. Julia Rascher; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three sisters. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) March 3, 1962]
.... Services for Herman Busse, 78, 1020 W. Golf Road, Mount Prospect, were held in St. John Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, March 5. Rev. W. B. Streufert officiated and interment was in the church cemetery. He was born in Elk Grove Township Aug. 3, 1883 and died in Northwest Community Hospital Feb. 28. Mr. Busse was a farmer in this area all of his life. He leaves his wife, Mathilde, nee Moellenkamp; two daughters: Esther Berschet, and Julia Rascher; three sisters: Clara Haas, Frieda Kruse and Christina Busse; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Christian. Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) March 8, 1962 - - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Howard R
Howard R. Busse of Carpentersville
Services for Howard R. Busse, 80, will be held at noon Saturday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee. The Rev. William P. Yonker, senior pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Mount Prospect. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Born Sept. 5, 1925, in Elk Grove Village, the son of Raymond and Laura (nee Oehlerking) Busse, he died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at home. Howard was raised in the Elk Grove and Mount Prospect areas. He was a farmer and farmed in East Dundee for many years. After retiring from farming, Howard worked for many years at Randall Oaks and Bonnie Dundee Golf Clubs. He was a longtime member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of East Dundee. He is survived by his sons, Glenn H. (Susan) and Dennis W., both of Galesburg, Ill.; daughter, Joyce Schmelzer of Shelbyville, Ind.; grandchildren, Nicholas, Christine, Curt, Tanya and Dallas; nephews, Donald (Paulette) Jensen of Huntley and Ronald (Lou Ann) Jensen of Hampshire; and former wife and care giver, Maria Busse of Carpentersville. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Violet M. Busse (nee Goebbert) on Jan. 20, 1997; sister, Marilyn Jensen; and brother-in-law, Melvin Jensen. [The Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) March 3, 2006 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Louis F. - SERVICES SET FOR SUBURBAN PIONEER BUSSE
Services for Louis F. Busse, 87, of 113 S. Elm st., Mount Prospect, a pioneer business man in the Elk Grove area, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in St. John's Lutheran church in Mount Prospect. Mr. Busse died Wednesday in Northwest Community hospital in Arlington Heights. He was a brother of William Busse, a Cook county board commissioner for 52 years and a veteran Republican leader, who died in 1955 at the age of 91.
Leaders in Township
The Busse family was influential in Elk Grove township, both politically and commercially, for more than half a century. Roadways and sites thruout the county bear the family name. Louis Busse operated a general store for about 25 years early in the century. He was a land developer in the Elk Grove area for the last 20 years.
Brother Headed Board
His brother, William, was president of the county board twice.
Surviving are two sons, Raymond and Erwin; five daughters, Mrs. Hilda Meeske, Mrs. Malinda Oehlerking, Mrs. Lydia Goebbert, Mrs. Mildred Benhart, and Mrs. Christina Boehne, all of Mount Prospect; 25 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) March 20, 1965.]
Louis F. Busse, of Mount Prospect, beloved husband of the late Mathilda, nee Bartels; dear father of Hilda Meeske, Raymond, Erwin, Malinda Oehlerking, Lydia Goebbert, Mildred Benhart, Christina Boehne, the late Louis F. Busse Jr.; grandfather of 25; 34 great-grandchildren; brother of George, August, and Christina Behrens. Resting at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central road, at Northwest highway, Mount Prospect, until Monday noon. Lying in state at St. John Lutheran church, 1100 Linneman road, Mount Prospect, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Interment St. John cemetery. [Chicago Daily Tribune - March 21, 1965 - Submitted by Source #96]
HOLD SERVICES TOMORROW FOR LOUIS F. BUSSE
Services for Louis F. Busse, 87, of 113 S. Elm st., Mount Prospect, a pioneer business man in the Elk Grove area, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Mount Prospect. Mr. Busse died Wednesday. He operated a general store for about 25 years early in the century and was a land developer in the Elk Grove area for the last 20 years. He was a brother of the late William Busse, a Cook county commissioner for 52 years and a veteran Republican leader. Surviving are two sons, Raymond and Erwin; five daughters, Mrs. Hilda Meeske, Mrs. Malinda Oehlerking, Mrs. Lydia Goebbert, Mrs. Mildred Benhard, and Mrs. Christine Boehne; 25 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister.
BUSSE, Louis F. Jr - Services for Louis F. Busse, 46, of 28 E. Baldwin rd., Palatine, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel at Northwest highway and Vail avenue Arlington Heights. Mr. Busse who perated a farm, died Monday in Sherman hispital, Elgin. He was the nephew of the late William Busse, former Cook county commissioner and veteran Republican leader. Surviving are his widow, Irene; four daughters, Barbara, LInda, Wanda, and Valerie; a son Lloyd; his father, Luois F. Busse Sr.; five sisters, and two brothers. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) August 30, 1961 - Submitted by Source #96]
Louis F. Busse, Jr., a lifetime resident of this area, died August 28 in Sherman hospital at the age of 46. Born August 13, 1915, in Elk Grove, he had been engaged in farming all his life and lived at 28 E. Baldwin, Palatine. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in Black's Memorial home, Arlington Heights, with interment in Memory Gardens cemetery. He leaves his wife, Irene, a son and four daughters, Lloyd, Barbara, Linda, Wanda and Valerie, his father, Louis, Sr., of Mt. Prospect, five sisters, Mrs. Hilda Meeske, Mrs. Melinda Oehlerking and Mrs. Christine Boehne, all of Mt. Prospect, Mrs. Mildred Benhart of Itasca, two brothers, Raymond and Erwin of Mt. Prospect and his parents-in-law, William and Martha Benhart of Elgin. He was preceded in death by his mother, who died in 1954. [The Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) August 31, 1961 Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Martha - dear sister of George L., Emma Joost, the late Lena Mueller, Mamie Bradley, Gilbert and Harvey; many nieces and nephews. Lying in state Monday, 10 a.m. to time of services 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 S. School Street. Mt. Prospect, Interment St. Paul Cemetery, Visitation Sunday, 3 to 8 p.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road at Northwest Highway, Mt. Prospect. Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church appreciated. [Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) November 6, 1983 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE -- Mathilde Busse [nee Moellenkamp], Mount Prospect, beloved wife of the late Herman; loving mother of Esther Berschet and Julia Rascher; grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of 17; dearest sister of Henry, William, Emil, Alfred, and Julius Moellenkamp, Clara Oehlerking, Laura Kolpin Martha Grimm, and the late Alma Kolpin and Ella Oehlerking; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at the Haire Funeral Home, Northwest highway and Vail avenue, Arlington Heights. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Lutheran church, 1100 Linneman road, Mount Prospect. Will lie in state at church from 12 noon until time of services. Interment St. John cemetery. [Chicago Tribune, June 25, 1968 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Ralph A -- of Mount Prospect, beloved husband of Esther T., nee Gosch; fond father of Gloria (William) Thoman; loving grandfather of Scott and Christopher Thoman; loving son of Martha and the late Christian D. Busse; brother of Adeline (William) Freer. Visitation Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. In state Friday from 12 noon until time of service, 1 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 S. School St., Mount Prospect. Interment St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. [Chicago Tribune, Jan 12, 1978 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Raymond - beloved husband of Laura, nee Oehlerking; dear father of Howard (Violet) Busse, Marilyn (Melvin) Jensen and the late Elaine Busse; grandfather of Glen and Dennis Busse, Ronald and Donald Jensen and Joyce Schmelzer; great-grandfather of three; brother of Hilda Meeske, Malinda Oehlerking, Lydia Goebbert and Mildred Benhart, the late Erwin and Louis F. Busse Jr. and Christina Boehne. Lying in state Wednesday 12:30 p.m. until time of services 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Main and Van Buren Streets, East Dundee, Ill. Interment St. John Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd. at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church appreciated. [Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) September 18, 1979 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Violet M. - Services for Violet M. Busse, 73, of Willow Lake Estates, Elgin, formerly of East Dundee, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee. Rev. William P. Yonker, Pastor will officiate. Mrs. Busse, who was born May 20, 1923, in Elk Grove Village, the daughter of Louis and Martha (Tonne) Goebbert, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, in Carrington Care Center, South Elgin. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Mount Prospect. She was a former longtime resident of the Elk Grove Village and Mount Prospect areas. She farmed along with her husband in the Dundee area for many years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, East Dundee and a former election judge in East Dundee for many years. She was an avid crafter and enjoyed crocheting. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Howard R. Busse, whom she married on Sept. 7, 1946; her daughter, Joyce L. (Clay) Schmelzer of Greenwood, Ind.; her sons, Glenn H. (Susan) and Dennis W. both of Galesburg, Ill.; her grandchildren, Nicholas, Christine, Curt, Tanya and Dallas; and her brother, Walter (Elfriede) Goebbert of Palatine. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and three brothers. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) January 22, 1997 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, Wallace E -- descendant of original Busse settlers, dies at 84
by Eileen O. Daday, Daily Herald Correspondent
A member of one of the earliest families to settle in the Mount Prospect area has died.
Wallace Busse was a descendant of the original Busses, Friederich and Johanna, whose arrival in this area dates back to 1848, when they settled on a farm in Elk Grove Village. Many of their descendants settled in Mount Prospect and would become some of the most prominent members of the community for the next century. Mr. Busse himself was born in one Mount Prospect's oldest houses, which his father Edwin built in 1910 on Emerson Street. Except for his years serving in World War II, Mr. Busse spent his entire life living on the same block. He passed away Saturday at age 84. It was in 1998, on the 150th anniversary of the Busses settling on the farm, that members of the sprawling family gathered for a reunion. Nearly 2,500 of them converged on the Lake County Fairgrounds for the event, and posed for a photo that stretches six-feet long to document all the family members present. Mr. Busse and his clan wore orange T-shirts that day, signifying they were descended from Louis, one Friederich and Johanna Busse's children. Family members still cherish the Busse book published for the reunion, which sorts out all the different generations, and their contributions to the growth of the Northwest suburbs. In Mr. Busse's case, he's remembered as the first mail carrier in Mount Prospect. His children describe how, when he returned from the war in the 1940s, his uncle Edward J. Busse served as postmaster and gave his nephew the job of delivering the first pieces of mail to area homes. Up until then, all of the mail had been sorted in and picked up from boxes at the post office. After a few years, Mr. Busse began working in the local grocery store his father had opened in 1925, known as Busse Foods, where Mr. Busse learned to be a butcher and would stay until 1960. He then joined Annen & Busse Realtors as a broker, helping to develop the village during its boom years in the 1960s and '70s. By 1980, he had relocated to a Palatine office, before retiring in 1986. From 1950 to 1970, Mr. Busse also served as a member of the Mount Prospect Volunteer Fire Department. "He was involved in so many parts of the village," says his daughter, Vicki Miller of Cary. "He just loved the community." Besides his daughter, Mr. Busse is survived by his son Gary, and another daughter, Bonnie (Brian) Eichhorst, all of Mount Prospect, as well as seven grandchildren. Visitation will take place 4 to 9 p.m. today at Friedrich's Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 S. School St., both in Mount Prospect. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) May 12, 2009 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, William ---- Last rites for William Busse, 91, of 100 S. Emerson st., Mount Prospect, former Cook county commissioner and veteran Republican leader, will be held at 2 p.m. today in St. Paul's Lutheran church, Mount Prospect, which he helped found 43 years ago. Mr. Busse died Saturday in Sherman hospital, Elgin. He retired from the county board in December after 52 years service. He had entered the hospital June 18 for treatment of a heart condition. [Chicago Daily News (Chicago, Illinois) July 20, 1955 - submitted by Source #96]
BUSSE, William J - of Mount Prospect, beloved husband of Marian, nee Adams; dear father of Margot [Ronald] Graves, Patricia [John] Hinkey and William J. Jr.; fond grandfather of Timothy Graves; brother of Robert. Visitation after 7 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday at Lauterberg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. In state Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, from noon until time of services at 2:30 p.m. Interment St. Paul Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, American Cancer Society Northwest Suburban Unit or the charity of your choice. [Chicago Tribune, July 9, 1972 - Submitted by Source #96]
BUTLER, Cyrus H., died at the Cook County poorhouse March 8, 1896. Unless friends call for the body within five days the same will be disposed pf according to law. [Source: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Wednesday, March 11, 1896; sub. by source #210]
BUTLER -- Walter Butler, one of the most prominent citizens of Chicago, died at his residence in that city, on Friday night last. [Grand River Times.(Grand Haven, Mich.), August 13, 1851 - Src #6]
BUTLER, William J. -- of Headquarters Co. 315, Field Artillery, in France, Oct 15, son of Joseph F. Butler of 3625 Lexington St., brother of Mrs. Anna O Brien, Mrs. M. Wood, Thomas J., Edward F., Elmer J., Robert E., and the late Lawrence Butler. Requiem mass at Church of Presentation Thursday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m. (Chicago News Date: Oct. 27, 1918) The National Archives & Records Administration document that William J. Butler served as a US Army private from June 24, 1918 and died on Oct 5, 1918 of disease at Camp Hospital #12 American European Forces Post of Valdahon, France. [Submitted By: Src #167]
BUVELOT, Albert H. -- age 89 beloved husband of the late Dorothy nee Zemke and
the late Lillian nee Maier (Loving father & stepfather; cherished grandfather, great grandfather, step grandfather
& step great grandfather, fond uncle) Visitation the Schmaedeke Funeral Home 10701 S. Harlem Ave. Thursday,
October 28, 2004, 3 to 9 p.m. Lying in state at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7800 McCarthy Rd., Palos
Heights, Friday October 29 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Interment Fairmont Willow Hills
Cemetery. [The Star Newspaper, Chicago Heights, IL, Oct 28, 2004,
pg A-22 - Submitted by Source #134]
BYRNE - Anna M. Byrne, nee Griffin, beloved wife of Martin ; devoted mother of Thomas, Marietta Doody and Eileen Drish; dear sister of Thomas Griffin, Margaret McDonald and Ella McDonald, grandmother of six. Funeral Tuesday 9 a.m. from Kenny Brothers 5438 S. Halsted street to St. Theodore s church. Interment St. Mary s. [Chicago Tribune October 30, 1961 - Sub. by Src #10]
BYRNES, Winifred McDonnel - Buffalo, N.Y., April 24, 1930, beloved wife of Joseph Byrnes, mother of Louis Byrnes and Mrs. Edward W. Holmes, sister of John C. McDonnell and the late Mary Healion, Catherine McLaughlin, and Lawrence M. Mcdonnell. At chapel, 63d and Harvard, from 9 a.m. Sunday. Funeral from chapel Monday, April 28 at 8:30 a.m. to St. John's church, 18th and Clark sts, where solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated. Interment at Calvary. [Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1930. Sub. by Src #6
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