I really have know idea beyond william. He was my husband's grandfather. He has since passed, as has his wife, dorothy blick. My mother-in-law has no clue either who her grandparents were. I am going to send an e to some of her many sisters and see what i can get from them.
I would think there would be some connection given that Gloudeman is such an unusual surname.
thanks for the reply, i will get back to you asap!