Still thinking about how your Augusta Kuss may relate to my Kuss family in South Bend. I am presently researching my great grandfather Emil Kuss. He married in 1906, had a daughter in 1908 and died in 1920. We have no information about his parents. Earlier census' show him living as a teenager with his older sister and her husband (Lesher family). However, it would seem to me that if I have my dates straight that your grandfather may have been about the age that Emil's mother should have been .. (grandparent age in 1930). As I get more information about Emil (and I have received quite a bit in the last few days) I will let you know if there are any direct connections between Emil Kuss and Augusta Kuss (by the way, I think Augusta is correct and female, a common female German name at the time).