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George Remus
Birth: Nov. 13, 1878
Berlin, Germany
Death: Jan. 20, 1952
Covington
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA

Organized Crime Figure, known as "The King of the Bootleggers". George Remus was born in Germany but emigrated to America with his parents. They settled in Chicago, where Remus studied pharmacy. Dissatisfied with that occupation, George went into law instead and soon found himself representing clients who were being charged under the new Prohibition rules. Remus noted how wealthy these clients had become by flouting the liquor laws. Initially, he began his bootlegging operation in Chicago but moved to Cincinnati in 1919 when Chicago Police took an interest in his relationship with a Mrs. Imogene Holmes. After a divorcing from his first wife, George married Imogene and they settled into a mansion on Price Ave in Cincinnati. In 1921 police raided an operation he established in "Death Valley", Indiana. George Remus finally went to jail in Atlanta on January 24, 1924. While in prison, Imogene took up with Franklin L. Dodge, a prohibition agent on the Remus case, and they proceeded to strip George of his assets. On October 6, 1927, Remus was finally released from prison and three days later hunted his then ex-wife down on a Cincinnati street and shot her in front of her daughter. He escaped the death penalty by arguing on his own behalf that he was criminally insane when the murder was committed. George was sentenced to the Lima (Ohio) State Hospital but was released upon repeal. Unable to reestablish his bootlegging empire, Remus settled into a quiet life. George Remus went into real estate and remarried, Blanche, who was with him when he died in Covington, Kentucky, two days after suffering a stroke. (bio by: 1weasel) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Frank Remus (1849 - 1916)
 
 Spouses:
  Blanche Watson Remus (1880 - 1974)*
  Augusta Imogene Remus (1888 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Romola R. Remus Dunlap (1900 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Remus (1878 - 1952)
  Fred Remus (1888 - 1889)*
  Herman Remus (1891 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Falmouth
Pendleton County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Originally Created by: 1weasel
Record added: May 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14415008
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