I am interest to know if there are any Hammes relatives who still reside in Germany. My ancester Jacob Hammes, son of Adam Hammes, left Masterhousen in the Hundsrucken region in 1851 with his wife and 8 children: George, John, Peter, Ernest, Nicholas, Sybilla, Mary, and one child who died on the voyage. They first went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but then settled near La Crosse, Wisconsin where there remains a large Hammes group. So did Jacob leave any relative in Germany? I know there are many individuals in Germany with this name, but I am not sure if any of them can trace their families back to Jacob. Please let me know.