Friedrich and Johanna (Katz) Busse

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Address in MP:  NW Corner of Busse and Algonquin

Birth Date: 1800 (Friedrich — 1803 (Johanna)

Death Date: 1878

 Spouse:  Johanna Katz and Friedrich Busse

Children: Christian, Friedrich, Henry, Louise, Louis, Johanna

Interesting information on life, career, accomplishments:

Friedrich and Johanna were the first members of the Busse family to arrive in Mount Prospect. They were born in Hanover, a Germanic state and immigrated to the United States in 1848. They were following their third son Henry, who had set out to make his fortune in the new world a year earlier. He had sent letters home extolling the land and freedom of America and Friedrich decided to follow. When they arrived, they began looking for land to farm. Like many German immigrants, the Busses did not clear the land. After investigating a number of locations, they purchased an existing farm, with a house, tools, and crops in the ground, from a man named Samuel Page. Through hard work and careful planning, the Busse homestead prospered and grew. The land and home remained in the Busse family for the next century. Their descendants went on to be some of the most prominent members of the Mount Prospect community for the next century.

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