Russius was born on 29 Mar 1891 in Friendship, Adams, Wisconsin. (Draft Card)
In the 1914 census, his Hocąk name is CooNooKah, which is for Kųnųga, a birth order name for the First Son.
The name "Russius" is a German surname.
He was of medium build and height, with brown eyes and black hair. (Draft Card)
He completed the Eighth Grade. (1930, 1940 censuses)
Russius (service number 283713) served in World War I with the rank of Corporal in Company "D", 123d Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division. (Headstone Application)
In 1930, he was a worker in an electrical plant in Kilborn (Wisconsin Dells), Wisconsin. (census)
In 1930, he was living in Kilborn (Wisconsin Dells), Wisconsin. (census)
He passed away on 21 Apr 1953 (aged 62), and is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA. (Find a Grave)
1905 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 4. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards,, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm. Registration State: Wisconsin; Registration County: Juneau; Roll: 1674738; Draft Card: D.
Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 17 February 2020), memorial page for Russius Decorah (29 Mar 1891–21 Apr 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 128724244, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Joe B. (contributor 47619682) .
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