My great grandfather's sister Salome Gruss and her husband
Francois Joseph Umbdenstock emigrated from Guemar, France
some time after April 19, 1854 when they obtained their
passport. They came to New York and probably moved West to
Illinois. I have not been able to find her family after coming
I did some research in the civil records of Guemar using the
microfilms from the Mormon Family History Centers. I have
written a short history of the Umbdenstock family from these
records. If you will send me you e-mail address I will forward
the short "history."
In addition, I have a listing of names from the records. I wil
have to retrieve it from a zipped files. It might give some hints.
I will include that listing with the history.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to hear from you.