I've recently found reference to some relatives in the online archives of Latvia.
There is an August and Pauline Bruss listed. They were married in 1877 in Stettin, Prussia. (It's called Szczecin today and is located in northwest Poland at the mouth of the Oder River.) They emigrated to Riga, Latvia, and started a family there. Here is a list of their seven children, six of whom survived:
Louise, born 1879;
Max, born 1880;
Richard, born 1884;
Woldemar, born 1885;
One stillborn, 1892;
Elza, born 1894.
Do these names appear somewhere on your family tree?