Obit: Buss, Ida Augusta (1863 - 1939)

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Surnames: Buss, Goetsch, Olson, Schneider, Klessig, Lindekugel, Laabs, Bachaus, Demmer, Hansen, Marquardt, Mienholdt, Borchert, Sturner

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/21/1939

Buss, Ida Augusta (1 Apr. 1863 - 17 Sept. 1939)

Mrs. Ida Buss died at her home at Green Grove at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 16 days, heart trouble being the cause of her death. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran church at Green Grove, Rev. M. C. Goetsch officiating and internment will be made in the parish cemetery. Obituary will be published next week.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/28/1939

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Augusta Buss, whose death was reported last week, were held at St. Paul’s Lutheran church at Green Grove Thursday, September 21, Rev. M. C. Goetsch officiating, and internment was made in the Green Grove cemetery. Pall bearers were Henry Buss, James Buss, Chester Buss, Bennie Buss, Raymond Olson and Robert Schneider. Flower girls were Ann Schneider, Emma Klessig, Rosie Buss, Elsie Lindekugel, Adeline Buss, Marie Olson, Elvira Laabs and Linda Buss.

The deceased was born in Muhlendorf, Pom., Germany on April 1st, 1863, and died September 17, 1939, at 6:30 P.M., thus reaching the age of 76 years, 5 months and 16 days. Heart trouble of eight months duration was the cause of her death. Her father was Wilhelm Buss and the maiden name of her mother was Caroline Bachaus. The deceased came to the United States in 1888 and was married to William Buss in Milwaukee on September 17, 1889. They settled on their present farm in 1889 where Mrs. Buss died on her golden wedding day. Mr. Buss passed away in May, 1929. They had seven children, one of whom, Elizabeth, preceded them in death in 1906. Those surviving are George Buss and Fred Buss of Abbotsford, Martha Buss, Herbert Buss and Franklin Buss, at home, and William Buss of Chicago. Two brothers and two sisters in Germany also survive. She was a life long member of the Lutheran church and a charter member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Ladies’ Aid of Green Grove. She was a good Christian, industrious, a kind mother and a good neighbor. Like all early pioneers, she was of a hospitable and congenial disposition and welcomed everybody when they called on her.

Out of town people here for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Demmer, Mrs. Lillie Demmer, Mrs. Hattie Hansen, all of New Richmond, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marquardt of Athens, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schneider, Mrs. Martha Mienholdt and daughter, all of Greenwood, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Emil Laabs and daughter, Elvira, of Dorchester, Mrs. John Borchert of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lindekugel of Loyal and Mrs. Clara Sturner of Stanley.



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