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Maria Augusta "Gussie" Sutter Bindschusz
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1891
Glen Lyon
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1984
Phoenixville
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Named for her mother (who went by Augusta) "Gussie" was the mother of three sons herself. Affectionately referred to as "Old Ironpants" [i.e. stubborn] by her family.

Her eldest son, PFC Robert W. Bindschusz, USMC, was a Marine signal corps specialist. He was mortally wounded during the fighting on Iwo Jima and died aboard the USHS Samaritan and was buried at sea.

For a time after the death of her husband, Robert Edward Bindschusz, Aunt Gussie was a professional housekeeper for a Navy Flag Officer [Admiral]. While visiting her niece, Rhoda Sutter Rarick in Virginia in the 1970's she could be found (despite Rhoda's protests) compulsively cleaning the house as a means to keep busy.

[Note: The spelling of Aunt Gussie's last name was occasionally Anglicized to "Bench" or "Benches."
 
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 Parents:
  Johan Albert Sutter (1857 - 1915)
  Hennrietta Augusta Pelke Sutter (1867 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Robert Edward Bindschusz (1882 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Robert William Bindschusz (1911 - 1945)*
  Kenneth Ray Bindschusz (1912 - 1986)*
  Lewis Albert Bindschusz (1915 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carl Herman Sutter (1886 - 1965)*
  Anna Amalia Sutter Rodda (1889 - 1982)*
  Maria Augusta Sutter Bindschusz (1891 - 1984)
  John Albert Sutter (1892 - 1990)*
  Adolph Henry Sutter (1894 - 1968)*
  Julius Otto Sutter (1899 - 1965)*
  Edith Mae Sutter (1904 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Philadelphia Memorial Park
Frazer
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Jay Rarick
Record added: Dec 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45004837
Maria Augusta Gussie <i>Sutter</i> Bindschusz
Added by: Jay Rarick
 
Maria Augusta Gussie <i>Sutter</i> Bindschusz
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Added by: Kathleen Kilmartin
 
 
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- John P. Birosak
 Added: Jun. 18, 2013
Gold star mother.
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Dec. 7, 2009
With love to Aunt Gussie - a.k.a. "Old Ironpants"
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 1, 2009
 
 
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