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Shannon, Ill., Jan. 8 -- Johann J. Buss, Sr. retired farmer at Shannon died Saturday afternoon in his home here.

He was born July 18, 1865, near Ogle county, the son of John and Fenka Buss. His marriage to Alice Geerds took place Feb. 2, 1893. Mr. Buss retired from farming 32 years ago. He belong to the Bethel Evangelical United Brethren Church, Shannon.

Survivors besides his wife are seven children, Mrs. Jacob (Fannie) Schoonhoven, John Buss, and Mrs. Ben (Grace) Buntjer, all of Freeport, Daniel and Mrs. Jake (Alice) Fransen both of Shannon, Dick of Lanark and Nonne of Pearl City; two brothers, John and Henry Buss of Freeport; three sisters, Mrs. John Buntjer and Mrs. Nonne DeWall, both of Forreston, and Mrs. Mark Conrad of Polo; there are 24 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers died previously.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1 P.M. in the family home and at 1:30 P.M. in the E.U.B. Church. Rev. T. R. Moritz will officiate. Interment will be in the Brethern Cemetery.

Johann J. Buss, Sr. died 6 Jan 1951
Source: The Journal-Standard; Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois

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