When Dr. Heber Smith Amussen was born on 29 November 1886, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, his father, Carl Christian Amussen, was 61 and his mother, Martha Mc Isaac Smith, was 23. He married Ruby Howe Woolf on 30 May 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 14 March 1955, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Arno, Detlef, Kurt, Manfred.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Asmus, a shortened form of Rasmus .