Founding Members with ties to Current Members:
The Buse and Ebeling Families
Conrad, Dan and Jada Buse are 3rd, 4th and 5th generation descendants of Henry and Harmine Buse. Henry came to this country as a stow-away at age 14, marrying Harmine Ebeling in 1884. They came to Marion in 1888 purchasing land North of town which their descendants still own today. Henry and Harmina were also the grandparents of Walter Buse, married to Alvina (Goeman) Buse. Conrad, Dan and Jada are 4th, 5th and 6th generation descendants of Harmine’s parents. The great-grandparents of Conrad and Walter were Henry (called White) and Frauka (Dunbrook) Ebeling, Henry gave up his Occupation as a sea captain for that of a farmer. They came to Marion in the early 1880’s.