George Meier Dies – 1952

First Owner of Pine Manor

As reported in the Daily Herald on Friday, December 5, 1952

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 5, for George Meier, 86, 123 School St., Mount Prospect, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, at 2 p.m. Rev. J. E. A. Mueller will officiate. Interment St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Elk Grove. He is in state at Black’s Memorial Home.

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First Owners of Pine Manor

George Meier & Sophia Busse Meier were the first owners of Pine Manor in 1928. But were they cousins? You tell me.

Fredrick Busse

In the summer of 1848, Fredrick & Johanna Busse, immigrants from Hanover, Germany, walked to the end of Milwaukee Avenue with their four sons and two daughters, seeking personal freedom, opportunity, and rich black earth. They found all three in Elk Grove Township.

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