I see some familiar names in your post. My grandfather who died sometime in the early sixties(when he was around 80)was John Skeuse also. He was born in Ireland in County Cork then emigrated to Bayonne,NJ. He married Ellen Harrington and they had eight children the oldest of whom was my father Edward. He had sisters Esther and Mary. We must be related somehow.
I don't know much about the Skeuses because I was closer to the Hannon side of my family. Good luck searching. Mary Beth(actually Mary Elizabeth, but I never use that name)