Nebraska Authors

William H. Buss

AKA: Reverend William Henry Buss

Born 1852-02-06 Hook Green, Samberhurst, Sussex (UK)

Died 1926-04-12
Fremont, NE (USA)

Fremont, NE (USA)
Ridge Cemetery

Pastor and Poet, The Reverend William Buss is best remembered for his poem "Hymn to Nebraska." During a competition for Nebraska's Semi-Centennial celebration, Reverend Buss' poem "Hymn to Nebraska" was selected.

Places Lived

Bristol, IL
Fremont, NE (1885-1925)

Author Of

  • Poetry


Pastor of the Congregational Church of Fremont, NE

Places Worked

Congregational Church of Fremont


Rev. William H. Buss was awarded a prize of $100 March 18, 1916, for the best poem on Nebraska. The award was made by a special committee chosen to dispose of a prize offered by John D. Haskell of Wakefield for a poem suitable for the semi-centennial anniversary of Nebraska in 1917


Selected Sonnets and Other Poems. 1925.

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