His wife died in 1907, she then being fifty-seven years of age. They were parents of six children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the third in order of birth, the others being Philip E., born in 1862, now living at Centerville, Kansas; August, born in 1864, who died in that same year; Henry, born in 1868, died in that same year; Mrs. Louise K. Poitner, born in 1880, now deceased, and Mrs. Mary Daeschner, of Falls City, born in 1873. August Suess took an active part in the development of this section of the county in pioneer days and during and after the Civil War period served as a member of the local militia. He was a good farmer and became a substantial Landowner. (Source: Richardson County History)
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Translation by Robert Seal:
46. In the year of Christ 1835, on the 16th of September in the night at 12 o'clock was born and on the 20th of the same month in the afternoon at 2:30 pm was baptized: August. The parents are the citizen and farmer Johann Philipp Süß and his wife Margaretha, née Rösch.
Present as baptismal sponsors were:  Philipp Schütz, citizen, and his wife Katharina, née Raicher. (2) Katharina Kemm, widow of the deceased citizen Gottlieb Ratinger. (3) ______ Rothschild here.
Graben, on the 20th of September 1835: Pastor Käß.
Note: Re: the occupation "Mühlarzt: This literally translates as: mill doctor. A "Mühlarzt" (alternative spelling "Mühlenarzt") builds and repairs mills.
Translation A U Adams:
Sidenote: Süß August wanderte im J. 1857 nach Amerika aus. - August Süß emigrated to the US in 1857. August was born the 16th of September 1835, and christened on the 20th of the same month. His parents are Johann Philipp Süß and his wife Margaretha Rüsch. Witnesses were Philipp Schütz and his wife Katherina Reicher. 2.
Katharina Kamm widow of Gottlieb Ratinger. 3. Mühlarzt Rotschild.
Note: Süß is spelled with the following single letter from the German alphabet: "ß" (called an Eszett) making the name: Suess. The Eszett represents a double s.