The Jewish Buss family came from Vilna, Lithianua in 1901. Mu grandfather Riben Buss came t NY wth his wife Perel Milchger Buss and two small children Benjamin and Rebecca. They had children Malka, Heshelieba, Rochel and Isidore. Rebecca later took the name Beth, Malka took Mildred, and Rchel took Rose Irene. Isidore died at age 13 after getting wounded at a Boy Scout camp in Tuxedo NY and was forced to row across a lake alone to get help at a hospital. Septicemia developed and there were no antibiotics in the 1920's to combat it. According to Perel he was the only Boy Scout who did not return. She sad they decided not to sue because "nothing will bring him back." Ruben had brothers Philip and Barnett and sisters Fanny and Sadie. Benjamin married May Bronstein and had children Howard and Miriam. Harriet married Joseph Fassler and had children Sally and Doris. Mildred married Irving Hoppin and had daughter Isabel. Beth married David Baker, no children. Rose did not marry. The Buss family belonged to the Wilna Benevolent Society in NYC which provided burial plots at various NY cemeteries. Some Buss's have the name Busch (Barnett).