Biography of Jacob Busch, Buffalo, NY

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Busch, Jacob, Buffalo, was born in Rhine-Bavaria in 1834, came to America when fourteen years old and settled in Buffalo in 1850. For many years he was engaged in the meat business. In 1883 he organized the Busch Brewing Company of Tonawanda, of which he was president until his death, November 28, 1897. He was also a director of the Lancaster Brick Company and for several years was engaged in the real estate business. In politics he was a staunch Republican, and although he never held public office yet he always took an active interest in the general welfare of the community, and was one of Buffalo's best known and most respected citizens. He was a member of the Masons, the A. O. U. W. and the Select Knights. October 28, 1858, he married Regina M. Glasser of Buffalo, who died in September, 1894, leaving eight children: Jacob W., John G., William C., Frederick A., George M., Charles V., Kate and Mrs. F. B. Eberhardt.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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