I found a Julius Hier + family living in 1870 California Alameda County since its July of that year they may have moved but the kids are ststed as being born there so it must be a relative.
They are adjacent to the Chales Edward Strong Family from CT & NY they're my GG grandparents. I have traced everyone else back to Charlemagne. However these two are hopelessly unconnected.wife Mary E has a foreign father- thats it.
Now regarding Julius Hier here is the census page. Any thoughts.Maybe Julius may be related to my GGgmthr.