Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buretta reside in the western part of Blissville Twp. 
3/4 of a mile east of the Washington Co. Line. They have lived on the same 
farm since their marriage in 1911. 
Frank, born July 24, 1888, in Spring Valley, Ill., the oldest son of Steve 
and Pauline Kuss Buretta. The family moved to Jefferson Co. in 1903 and 
bought a farm in Blissville Twp. Frank married Anna Someiski, b. 1888, 
daughter of John and Agnes Fortra Someiski. Anna was a native of Blissville 
Twp. The early ancestors of both Frank and Anna had come to America from Germany
and Poland in the early 1870's. They first settled Wisconsin, later in northern 
Ill. and Chicago, and eventually to the farm land of southern Illinois.

Frank and Anna were hard working people, and were among the first to apply lime 
to the land, use commercial fertiĀ­lizers, and to promote improved roads. They 
have been members of the Jefferson Co. Farm Bureau for many years, and when Frank 
was younger, took part in the civic affairs, and politics of Blissville Twp. 
They are life long members of St. Michaels Church of Radom, Ill. They are the 
parents of four children; Leonard, deceased; Steve lives at home with his parents; 
Frances (Leo) Czerniejewski; and Agnes (Anthony) Dreas.

Some ommisions may have occured to protect living individuals.

"Facts and Folks A History of Jefferson County, Illinois"
Jefferson County Historical Society
Printed by Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, TX Page 107 
Submitted by Sandy Whalen Bauer

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