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Shelby County


1889 Bio Index


J. T. BUSS, a successful and enterprising farmer in Monroe Township, has been a resident of Shelby County, Iowa, since 1880. He was born in La Fayette County, Wisconsin, July 16, 1855, and is a son of Daniel and Mary Ann (Jones) Buss, natives of England, but for many years residents of La Fayette County, Wisconsin. J. T. Buss grew to manhood in his native county. He was reared to the occupation of a farmer, and obtained his education in the common schools. He was married November 13, 1879, to Miss Elizabeth Perry, a native of Grant County, Wisconsin, and a daughter of George and Elizabeth (Griffith) Perry, natives of Wales. When Mr. Buss came to Shelby County he settled on 240 acres of wild land, which he placed under cultivation. He devotes himself exclusively to farming and stock-raising. Politically he affiliates with the Republican party. He is in the prime of life, is of a cordial and frank disposition, and is strictly honorable in business. Mr. and Mrs. Buss had born to them three children -- Hattie, Sarah Ann and Martha.

Source: 1889 Biographical History of Shelby County, Iowa, pp. 621. Transcribed by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs.