Jackson County

Biography - Alfred C. C. Wiebusch

ALFRED C. C. WIEBUSCH, M. D. A rising young physician of Cora, Alfred C. C. Wiebusch, M. D., is rapidly winning for himself a prominent and honored name in the medical profession of Jackson county, his skill and success in the treatment of diseases of all kinds having gained him the confidence and respect of the community. A son of Gustave F. Wiebusch, he was born in Fountain Bluff township, Jackson county, January 24, 1881.

Born in Chester, Randolph county, Illinois, March 11, 1856, Gustave F. Wiebusch embarked in agricultural pursuits when young, for a number of years being engaged in farming in Fountain township, Jackson county. Moving to Wagner's Landing in 1885, he was there engaged in business as a general merchant for about eighteen years, when, in the fall of 1903, he removed his stock of merchandise to Claryville, Perry county, Missouri, where he conducted a general store until the spring of 1906, when he sold out to Mr. Morgan, one of his clerks. The ensuing three years he spent in Colorado, and then settled in Wyoming, where he is now prosperously engaged in farming. He is a Democrat in politics, and a faithful member of the German Evangelical Lutheran church.

Gustave F. Wiebusch has been twice married. He married first, February 5, 1880, Emma Schurenberg, who was born in Illinois, a daughter of Carl and Margaret Schurenberg, and died at Fountain Bluff township April 23, 1884. Five children were born into their household, as follows: Alfred C. C., the special subject of this brief biographical record; Clara J.; Emilie, deceased; and Anna Catherine and Emma, twins, deceased. He married for his second wife Emma Bueckmann, of Chester, Illinois, who died in Claryville, Missouri, May 5, 1905. Five children, also, were born of this union, namely: Doris, deceased; Arthur, deceased; Edward, deceased; Walter, of Schenectady, New York; and Lydia, of Chester, Illinois.

Left motherless when but four years old, Alfred C. C. Wiebusch spent the following five years with his grandparents, near Chester, Illinois, where he obtained his early education, being graduated from the high school at Chester in 1900 in which city he lived nine years. Going then to Missouri, he attended the Chillicothe Normal School in 1901 and 1902, and subsequently entered the Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri, from which he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1906. During his third year in college he took the state board examinations, and was honored with a life certificate. After completing his course of study Dr. Wiebusch passed the Illinois State Board examinations, and then removed from Claryville, Missouri, where he had begun his professional practice, to Cora, Illinois. Succeeding to the practice established by Dr. Carter, the doctor bought out the drug store which he is conducting in conjunction with his practice, and is meeting with well-deserved success both as a physician and a merchant, his patronage being extensive and lucrative. He belongs to both the Jackson County Medical Society and the Illinois State Medical Society. In politics he is a stanch Democrat, and in religion, true to the faith in which he was reared, he is a Lutheran.

Dr. Wiebusch married, August 20, 1908, Anna P. Fiene, a daughter of Henry Fiene, a liveryman of Steeleville, Illinois, and they have one child, Harold Wiebusch.

Extracted 15 Jan 2018 by Norma Hass from 1912 A History of Southern Illinois, volume 2, pages 960-961.

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