Johan (John) Busche was born on 9 Mar 1826 in Preußen, died of Typhoid Fever on 9 Apr 1870 in St. Lucas at age 44, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Johan married Anna Maria Langreck, daughter of Heinrich Johann Vor Der Strate and Maria Jacob Holscher, about 1857. Anna was born on 20 Aug 1826 in Liemke, Wiedenbruck and died in 1922 in St. Lucas at age 96. They had three children: John Herman, Elizabeth, and Anna Maria.
John Herman Busche was born in 1858 in Germany, died on 23 Jun 1946 in Wadena, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota at age 88, and was buried in Wadena Cemetery.
John married Anna Frances Woehle, daughter of Barney Woehle. Anna was born in 1869 in Washington Twp., Winneshiek Co., Iowa, died on 23 Jan 1935 in Wadena, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota at age 66, and was buried in Wadena Cemetery. They had nine children: Anna, Mary, John Henry, Ida, Bernard, Hugo, Rose E., Anthony, and Rosa Eleanora.
They appear in the 1910 census in Compton Twp., Otter Tail Co., Minnesota.
Anna Busche was born in Aug 1890 in Bloom, Nobles Co., Minnesota.
Mary Busche was born in Feb 1892 in Bloom, Nobles Co., Minnesota.
John Henry Busche was born on 29 Aug 1893 in Wadena, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota and died on 6 Apr 1976 in Wadena at age 82. John married Mary F. Mary was born in 1896 in Iowa. They had two children: Odila E. and Robert Henry.
Ida Busche was born in 1895 in Wadena.
Bernard Busche was born on 8 Mar 1898 in Wadena and died on 16 Dec 1918 in Otter Tail Co., Minnesota at age 20. He registered for the draft stating his name was Henry Bernard Busche. He was employed by John Busche in Compton Twp., Otter Tail Co., Mn. He lived on Route #4 in Wadena.
Hugo Busche was born on 24 Nov 1903 and died on 10 Sep 1992 in Waucoma at age 88. Hugo married Apoline A. (Appolonia) Schmitt, daughter of John Schmitt and Betha Elizabeth Boeding, on 8 Feb 1928 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Apoline was born on 29 Nov 1908 in St. Lucas, died on 21 Nov 1997 in St. Joseph Community Hospital at age 88, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had four children: Gervase J., Elizabeth Ann, Mary Jane, and Nancy M. They were married by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Arnold Boeding, Dubuque with Rev. Francis Boeding of St. Lucas assisting. They farmed near Waucoma.
Eleanor H. Busche was born on 14 Dec 1905 in Wadena, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota and died on 17 Sep 1980 in West Union at age 74. Rose married James (Jacob) Reicks, son of Henry Reicks and Catherine A. Schmitt, on 7 Jan 1925. James was born on 31 Oct 1899 in St. Lucas and died on 29 Dec 1966 in St. Lucas at age 67. They had ten children: Leo James, Cyril James, Arlene Margaret, Denis Hugo, Edith Johanna, Roger Victor, Anita Evelyn, Loras Carl, Monica Julia, and Verna Apoline.
He registered for the draft stating he was born on 31 Oct 1900 (this conflicts with the SS record). He stated he was employed as a farmer by his father, Mr. Henry Reicks in St. Lucas.
Anthony Busche was born on 18 Mar 1902 in Wadena and died on 11 Sep 1987 in Wadena at age 85.
Rosa Eleanora Busche was born on 10 May 1909 in Wadena. Rosa married Mr. Mueller.
Elizabeth Busche was born in 1864 in Preußen.
Anna Maria Busche was born on 8 Mar 1869 in Washington, Winneshiek Co., Iowa, died in Sep 1972 in Fort Atkinson at age 103, and was buried on 18 Sep 1972 in St. Luke's Cemetery. Anna married John Blong, son of Jean (John) Baptiste Blong and Margaret Schwickerath, on 11 Jul 1893 in St. Lucas. John was born in May 1868 in St. Lucas and died in 1943 at age 75. They had eight children: Barbara, Mary Josephine, Catherine (Katie), Aloysius John, Henry William, Agnes, Hugo, and Julia.
2. JOHN2 BLONG (JEAN BAPTISTE1) was born 1868 in St Lucas Fayette IA. He married ANNA MARIA LICHTER.
She was born 1870 in Iowa.
Barbara Blong died as an infant.
Mary Josephine Blong was born on 8 Jun 1894 in St. Lucas and died on 15 Mar 1985 in St. Lucas at age 90. Mary married Peter Theodore Schmitt, son of Johan Theodore Schmitt and Margaret Freise, on 6 Feb 1918. Peter was born on 19 Mar 1894 in Festina and died in Oct 1973 in St. Lucas at age 79. They had eight children: Colette Anna, John Edward, Roman Aloysius, Leona Theresa, Theola Catherine, Cordeula, Rose Agnes, and Alfred Hugo.
Catherine (Katie) Blong was born in Jul 1896 in Festina and died in New Hampton Care Center. In 1930 she was 33 years old, living with her parents on the farm. She never married.
Aloysius John Blong was born on 19 Apr 1898 in Festina and died in May 1984 in West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa at age 86. In 1918 he registered for the draft stating he was employed as a farmer by John Blong. In 1930 he was 31 years old, living with his parents on the farm.
Henry William Blong was born on 11 Mar 1900 in Festina, died on 9 Jul 1987 in New Hampton Care Center at age 87, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. In 1918 he registered for the draft stating he was employed as a farmer on his father, John Blong's farm. He never married.
Agnes Blong was born in 1903 in Festina. Agnes married Christopher J. (Chris) Schmitt, son of Christopher (Chris) Schmitt and Anna M. Hackman. Christopher was born on 1 Aug 1900 and died in Aug 1979 in St. Lucas at age 79. They had seven children: Theodore C., Linus, Richard A., Earl H., Donald W., Gladys Catherine, and Sylvia A.
Hugo Blong was born in 1905 in Festina and died before 1930. He is not in the 1930 census so it is assumed he died before then.
Julia Blong was born on 17 Apr 1908 in Festina and died on 5 Dec 2003 in Mercy Medical Center, New Hampton at age 95. Julia married Joseph T. Schmitt, son of Johan Theodore Schmitt and Margaret Freise, on 22 Nov 1932 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Joseph was born on 27 Feb 1904 and died on 2 Mar 1986 in St. Lucas at age 82. They had two children: Edgar T. and Viola.
They farmed for many years, between Fort Atkinson and St. Lucas. In 1975, they moved to St. Lucas. Julia Schmitt moved to the New Hampton Care Center Aug. 25, 2003.