Joseph Donnersberger is summoned by death at 85
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Aug 1929, p. 42

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Funeral services for Joseph Donnersberger, 305 Central avenue, Wilmette, who took a prominent part in the building of the system of South Parks in Chicago, were held from his late residence Saturday morning, July 27, at 10 o’clock to St. Francis Xavier church in Wilmette. Mr. Donnersberger was 85 years old. He had been ill for three months and died at his home Thursday, July 25.

Born in Cincinnatti [sic], Mr. Donnersberger came to Chicago when 25 years old and established his own real estate firm, which he maintained until his death. His career in public office began in 1873, when he served as trustee in Cicero. After occupying this office for eight years, he served as a county commissioner for three years.

In 1889 Mr. Donnersberger became a South Park commissioner in Chicago, and served on the South Park board until 1902. He resigned in that year, but was reappointed in 1911 and served until 1916. For ten years of his 18 years’ service on the board, including the year of the 1893 World’s fair, Mr. Donnersberger was president of that body. He was also president of the Chicago Real Estate board in 1899.

Mr. Donnersberger was a Civil war veteran, a member of Lincoln post, No. 93, G. A. R.

Surviving him are eight children, all of whom were at his bedside when he died. They are: Frank Donnersberger of Kenilworth, George of Highland Park, Anthony of Chicago, Emma and Gertrude of Wilmette, Mrs. Agnes Minogue of Evanston, and Mrs. Mary Englisch and Mrs. Eva Shine of Chicago.

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Joseph Donnersberger is summoned by death at 85