George W. Guss

Male4 November 1856–1916

Brief Life History of George W.

When George W. Guss was born on 4 November 1856, in Mifflintown, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Uriah Guss, was 35 and his mother, Catharine Sieber, was 32. He married Anna Bella McMeen about 1880, in Wolford, Pierce, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Turbett Township, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Pierce, North Dakota, United States in 1910. He died in 1916, at the age of 60, and was buried in Wolford, Pierce, North Dakota, United States.

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George W. Guss
Anna Bella McMeen
Marriage: about 1880
Sara Catharine Guss
Clara Anna Guss
Charles Cleveland Guss
Uriah Cloyd Guss
William Howard Guss
Hugh Mc Meen Guss
Joseph Laird Guss
Clyde Milton Guss
Lester Samuel Guss
Georgia May Guss
Georgia M Guss

Sources (10)

  • George Guss in household of Uriah Guss, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George W Guss, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Guss in entry for Clara G Knutsen, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1880Wolford, Pierce, North Dakota, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 7

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 16

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): from the Old Swedish personal name Guse, Gusse.

    South German (Güss): topographic name for someone who lived near a torrent or on a flood plain, from Middle High German güsse ‘flood, flooding’. Compare Guess .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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