George Busse

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Address in MP: 

Birth Date: December 5, 1874

Death Date:  February 18, 1971

Marriage
Date: 1896 to Maria Oehlerking,
7/27/1877-11/3/1930
1930 to Martha Schaefer,
3/25/1888-3/31/1972

Children: Caroline, George L, Marie, Gilbert, Martha, Emma, Harvey (all with Maria Oehlerking)

Interesting information on life, career, accomplishments:

George Busse was a major developer in Mount Prospect. In 1923 he founded the Mount Prospect Development Association with his brothers, purchased the Owen Rooney Farm and subdivided it into Busse’s Eastern Addition. In this subdivision Mount Prospect gained Owen Park, the first public park in the village. He worked with the developers and the recently formed village government to enact strict zoning and building regulations in Mount Prospect, in the hope of keeping the developments on a sustainable scale. His business eventually developed into Busse Realty and stayed within his family for generations.

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