- August Buss, born in October 1822 in Prussia. He and his wife, Wilhelmina Egert, brought their family to the U. S. in 1873. They lived first at Rollingstone, Winona County, Minnesota. About 1881, they moved on to Ransom County. August died there in March 1901 and was buried at the Anselm cemetery. August and Wilhelmina were my great-great-grandparents.
- Ferdinand Buss, born 18 January 1853 in Prussia. He married Louise Hinz 11 April 1881 in Fargo, North Dakota. Louise already had one daughter, and together they had five more daughters and a son. Ferdinand died 12 November 1937 at Sheldon, North Dakota, and was buried there two days later. Ferdinand and Louise were my great-grandparents.
- Margreta Tjode Hedwig Buss, the youngest of the seven Buss children. She was born 13 April 1896 in Shenford Township, Ransom County, North Dakota, and christened May 25th. She married John S. Krentz on 11 February 1914 at Moorhead, Minnesota. Together they had nine children, seven of whom grew to adulthood. She died 17 April 1979 in Lisbon, North Dakota, and was buried in the Anselm cemetery.
Update: A search of the aforementioned microfilms did not turn up a single Buss. Bone dry, it was! :-(