Obit: Busse, Gustave Emil Otto (1877 - 1953)
Surnames: Busse, Sprengler, Ziemer, Seehafer, Schultz
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/16/1953
Busse, Gustave Emil Otto (4 Jan. 1877 - 10 Apr. 1953)
Gustave Emil Otto Busse, a pioneer resident of Abbotsford, Wisconsin died at his home Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Christ Lutheran church, Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiating, and internment was made in the Abbotsford cemetery.
The deceased was born in Naderhagen, Germany, on January 4, 1877, thus reaching the age of 76 years. He came to the United States at the age of five years with his parents, three brothers and one sister and settled on a farm near Reedsville. He was married to Alvina Ziemer on June 8, 1899, at Reedsville. They had attended the same school, and were confirmed in the same class. On June 12, 1899, they bought a farm three miles north, and one mile east of Abbotsford, and, in 1902, they bought an additional farm three miles north of Abbotsford on Highway 13. They lived on one of these two farms for 47 years, then in 1946, sold the home to their son, John, and moved to Abbotsford, Wis. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1949.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Albert, at home, Otto of Town Mayville and John of Town Holton; a daughter, Mrs. Otto (Frieda) Seehafer of Marshfield; 14 grand children; 11 great grand children; a brother, Albert of Reedsville and a sister, Mrs. Albert Schultz of Brillion.
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