Bernice Koldeway - line 61
William Busch - line 87
Gertrude Krift - line 93
Ben J Busch - line 97
Source - Year: 1930; Census Place: Burlington, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: 2606; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 876.0.
Bernard Busch - line 54
Source - Year: 1940; Census Place: Brighton, Kenosha, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04487; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 30-1
BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE WEDDING UNITES KNOX SISTERS
St. Patrick's Catholic church was the scene of a beautiful double wedding ceremony on Saturday morning, Oct. 13, at 10:30 o'clock when Miss Helen and Miss Joanne Knox became brides. Daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Knox, Sr., of McHenry, they were married to James Busch and to Wencil Stanek. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Busch of Spring Grove and Frank Stanek of Stanley, Wis. Rev. Fr. Edward C. Coakley officiated at the service.
Miss Helen was attended by her sister, Lucille, as maid of honor and by Mrs. Larry Elfmann, Jr., sister of the groom, as bridesmaid. Mrs. Robert W. Knox, sister-in-law of the bride, acted as matron of honor for Miss Joanne and Miss Eileen Knox, her sister, was bridesmaid.
Helen chose a floor length gown of embroidered nylon tulle over satin, with satin-bound mandarin collar and full, push-up sleeves. The skirt was bouffant over layers of net and satin, worn with a hoop, and she had a crown type headpiece, pearl trimmed, attached to a fingertip veil. She carried stephanotis and gladioli, as did her sister.
Joanne wore a wedding gown of chantilly lace with a jeweled, fitted bodice, keyhole neckline and long, tapered sleeves. The nylon tulle, shirred skirt was floor length, with a lace apron effect in front and lace extending over the hip line and down the back in panels. Her fingertip veil fell from a lace cap, pearl trimmed.
Helen's attendants were attired similarly in ballerina length dresses of crystalette, in shrimp color taffeta. The other attendants were in gowns styled similarly in peacock blue. They carried white mums.
Terry Walker, niece of Mr. Busch, and Anne Stanek, niece of Mr. Stanek, were the pretty flower girls, attired in white, nylon dresses, with white flower headpieces.
Larry Elfmann, Jr., served as best man for the Knox-Busch wedding and Donald Huff, a friend, was groomsman. For the other wedding, Harold Lelja of Chicago was best man and Leon Busch, a friend, was groomsman.
For her daughters' wedding, Mrs. Knox chose a charcoal-colored dress in taffeta, with mauve accessories. Mrs. Busch wore lace over pink taffeta and pink accessories. Mrs. Ted Stanek, sister-in-law of the groom, wore a blue dress and pink and blue accessories.
Dinner for sixty members of the families was served at noon at Memorial hall, Johnsburg. Later, dinner and a reception were enjoyed there by about 450 guests.
Miss Helen is a graduate of the McHenry high school and is employed by City Clerk Earl R. Walsh. Her sister is also a local graduate and formerly worked at the McHenry Lumber company.
Mr. Busch is an employee of Tonyan Construction company and Mr. Stanek of Bacthel Sand and Gravel at Antioch.
Following a trip to the Ozarks, the Busches will reside in the Ben Bauer apartment south of the city. The Staneks are also on a wedding trip and upon their return will live in the Herman Schaefer apartment on Riverside Drive.
Source - The McHenry Plaindealer - Oct 18, 1956
James B. Busch
James B. Busch, 71, of Spring Grove, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at Alden Terrace Nursing Home in McHenry.
He was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Burlington, Wis., to Bernard and Frances (Robers) Busch. He married Helen Knox on Oct. 13, 1956, in McHenry.
He was a lifelong resident of the Spring Grove area and was a 1946 graduate of Richmond-Burton Community High School. He later attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a member of the Paul C Hoffman American Legion Post No. 253 in Richmond and St. Peter Church in Spring Grove.
Mr. Busch worked as a carpenter and was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 2087 in Geneva before retiring in 1992.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Martin (Sherri) Busch of Spring Grove; a daughter, Carol (Edward) Gurgul of Spring Grove; his father of Burlington. Wis.; a brother, Leon (Patricia) Busch of Richmond; four sisters, Dolores (Charles) Walker of Kenosha, Wis., Evelyn Elfmann of Richmond, Patricia (Vernon) Miller and Jeanette (John) Vierke, both of Spring Grove; and three grandchildren, Paul Busch and Jamie and Matthew Gurgul.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1980; two brothers, Theodore and John Busch; and two brothers-in-law, Larry Elfmann and Philip F. Rinda, Jr.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Spring Grove Funeral Chapel, 8103 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at St. Peter Church, 2118 Main St., Spring Grove, with the Rev. Andrew Plesa officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Those desiring may make contributions to St. Peter Church or Masses in his memory.
Source - Northwest Herald (Woodstock, IL) - Sep 7, 1999
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