William Friederick Alfred Buske

22 July 1912–2 April 2002 (Age 89)
Gilmore City, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States

The Life of William Friederick Alfred

When William Friederick Alfred Buske was born on 22 July 1912, in Gilmore City, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States, his father, Wilhelm Frederick Buske, was 23 and his mother, Ida Bertha Julius, was 19. He married Adeline Ernestine Engel on 1 September 1940, in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lake Township, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 April 2002, in Manson, Calhoun, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Palmer, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States.

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William Friederick Alfred Buske
Adeline Ernestine Engel
Marriage: 1 September 1940
Dwayne Edwin Buske
Betty Jean Buske

Spouse and Children

1 September 1940
Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States



    Betty Jean Buske


Parents and Siblings



    Hanna L. Buske


    Anna Louise Buske



    Anna Bertha Charlotte Buske


    Gerhard Andreas Carl Buske


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 German: of Slavic origin.2 German: from a pet form of Busse, a short form of the personal name Burkhard ( see Burkhart ).3 Danish and Swedish: variant of Busk .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William F Buske in household of William Buske, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilhelm F Buske in household of William Buske, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm. Buske, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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