Jonas Bussard, one of the influential farmers of Huntington Township, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, April 15, 1840, and was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Arter) Bussard, natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania, respectively. When our subject was yet a young child his parents came to this State and settled in Wabash County, where his boyhood and youth were spent upon a farm. At the age of twenty-two he began farming for himself, and to this his attention has been directed ever since. He removed to this county in 1864, and located where he now resides in Huntington Township. He was married November 21, 1863, to Lydia Knoop, who was born in Wabash County, this State, October 12, 1838, and was the daughter of Michael and Nancy (Sheets) Knoop. Mr and Mrs. Bussard have had eight children as follows: Willie, Effie J., Lizzie E., Michael K., Nina A., Sarah A., Martha J., and Jacob A. The first two died in infancy. In politics, Mr. Bussard is a Democrat. He is an honest, upright man, an industrious and successful farmer, and he and his wife are worthy and honored citizens, and command the confidence and respect of all. Mr. Bussard is now enjoying a comfortable home, the result of his own industry and economy.
History of Huntington County, Indiana. (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887. Biographical Sketches of Huntington—City and Township, pages 461 and 462.