Might want to check out the Sheboygan, WI Genealogy web sites, there's 2 Joseph Hammes, one was born Sept 5, 1827 in Germany, died Sept 05, 1900 in Sheboygan, Parents were Peter Hammes & Maria C. ??. second one, died May 5, 1900, 48 yrs 11 months and 20 days in Sheboygan, mothers first name was Catharina. Both are buried at the North Side Catholic Cemetery in Sheboygan, WI. there seems to be a connection between Hammes in MI and Sheboygan, WI.