Hinrich Weerts Buss was born in Kirchdorferfeld. He came to the United States in 1866 with his father and siblings and became a citizen 25 March 1875 (Buss Family Book, p. 706). He worked on a farm. He died in the Pea Ridge area. His mother was Ahrendje (Annie) Roolfs Ubben who died in Germany in 1859. He was the youngest of 7 children.