I have been looking for the source of my Hemmer (also spelled "Hammer") family who came to New Orleans, LA about 1857. The father was Frank b. Abt. 1827 in Alsace-Lorraine, France, who married Mary Anne Baquet b. abt. 1836. There is a family of Hemmers who lived in Basse-Ham, Moselle, Lorraine, France who had a Francois Hemmer b. 1829 (close enough for me!). Does anyone know of this family either in New Orleans or France? Thanks!