Edward H. Buske, who is a veteran of the World War, is one of the popular young business men of Minetto, where
he is a successful plumbing and heating contractor. He was born at Oswego, Feb. 25, 1897, the son of Albert and
Alvina (Noft) Buske.
Albert Buske is a native of Germany, but has spent practically his entire life in Oswego, his parents having brought
him to the United States when he was an infant. He became a boiler maker by trade and spent a number of years in
the railroad shops. He is now employed by his son, Edward H. Mr. Buske is a Republican. His wife is a native of
Oswego. Their children are: 1. Rena, unmarried, lives at home. 2. Edward H., the subject of this sketch. 3. Ethel
Myers, lives at Oswego. 4. Lillie Deno, lives at Oswego.
Edward H. Buske was reared and educated in Oswego. As a young man he learned the plumber's trade and was employed
first at Oswego and later at Lake Placid. He also worked in Detroit, Mich., and in August, 1918, enlisted for service
in the World War. He served as a sergeant at Camp Jackson, S. C., and was a bugler. In December he was transferred
to Camp Upton, Long Island. After his discharge from the service he returned to Oswego and from there went to Oneida,
N. Y. He also spent two years at Canandaigua, N. Y., and for a time was located at Fulton. In 1924 he came to Minetto
and at that time established his present business as a plumbing and heating contractor. He erected a large shop
in 1928 and is equipped to do all types of contract work. He is also local agent for the Copeland electric refrigerator.
In 1919 Mr. Buske was united in marriage with Miss Enola Smith, of Minetto, N. Y., the daughter of Charles and
Julia (Fairchild) Smith. Both died in 1928. Mr. and Mrs. Buske have the following children: 1. Betty E., born Dec.
24, 1920. 2. Carol E., born Feb. 4, 1922. 3. Donna N., born March 24, 1923, died April 15, 1923. 4. Robert D.,
born June 26, 1924. 5. Charles A., born Dec. 29, 1925. 6. Gordon D., born Oct. 6, 1926. 7. George A. born Jan.
1, 1929. 8. Alvina N., born Nov. 6, 1930. 9. Lionel Richard, born Nov. 6, 1931.
George Justice Smith, paternal grandfather of Mrs. Buske, was born in Oswego County in 1848. Until his retirement
he was interested in general farming in this section and he is widely known in the community, where he has spent
his entire life. He now resides with the Buske family at Minetto.
Mr. Buske is a Republican and is serving as county committeeman. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Oswego County, NY
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