Hello Barb. Curious if you ever found out more info on Fredrick and Caroline Bluess/Bliss? I am tracing them too. My son-in-law is Matt Bliss, decendant of Earnest Bliss (Gottlieb's brother), born in 1880. They were from Hammond, Lake County, Indiana.
Are you positive on the family name of Pluess?
What info (if any) have you found out since you posted in 2001?
Thank you. Wendy Winkelman (mother of Kelly Bliss, of Makanda, IL)