"... I have some HOOS surnames from Mengsberg -- he was in Milwaukee in the 1880 WI fed census ..."
Just two Hoos entries in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950). These are for Heinrich (52 yr; Elisabeth) and an August (1865).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping family researchers collect evidence of our historic German-American culture.