My NEUSE family was reportedly from Alsace-Lorraine also. My ggrandfather was James NEUSE (possibly NUSE or NEUS) b about 853 (possibly in US) and d between 1887 and 1889 in Brooklyn, NY. Rumor has it that the spelling was changed, so it may not have started as NEUSE. I have NO information beyond this. Does this fit with anyone?