Robert, Had read your William Hammes lived in Roxboro. Do you have his parents names and sibiling?
There was a Hammes family up in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County in th early 1860's up to 1920.
My great grandmother was Lucinda Hammes Jones Mill. Her first husband Samuel Jones died in 1868. She married John Mill on July 3, 1869 a United Christ of the Brethernin Sch. Haven.They left and lived in Roxboro, Phila, some of her brothers also left Sch. Co. and went to Phila. The same place.
My line came from Berk County area I just found out today.
Lucinda Hammes parents were JOhn W. Hammes and Sarah Schery. If any of this sound familiar to you, please e-mail me back. Sharman