The 1900 census for ED 31, Los Angeles, lists John & Anna C. FURRER, both from Switzerland. One of their children is a Herman, b: Sep 1889 in CA. Other children are Otto - 1884, Edwin - 1886 and Earnest - 1892. Could this be the family you're speaking of? Living with them is a nephew, John HUBER, who led me to this area. John's mother was Barbara Emilie FURRER & married Rudolf HUBER in Switzerland ib 1862. She was my great grandmother, so I guess John FURRER would be my great grand uncle. Do you have any more info on this family, or is it even the same one you're referring to?