In my family, rumor has it that my grandfather was Rudolf Hess's third cousin. I was only able to trace back to my great great grandfather Charles Hess, 1827-1888 who's wife was Charlotte and they immigrated from Germany through New Orleans, then made thier way to St. Louis. They settled and died in Madison County, Illinois, near St. Louis. I heard Charles had 2 brothers, and they all came over to avoid the draft. These brothers all went to different states. I don't have names. I would love some more info, do you have a family tree?