I was working on some newspapers and found a George J. Hillmer b: 1889 in Detroit.I found the obituaries, daughters marriages (no sons), and went back to Detroit city directories and census.I found his father was Joseph b: Apr 1841 in Germany (imm: 1870) who's 3rd wife was Veronica.They disappear after the the 1910 census -- both Joseph and Veronica.
They had several children (3rd wife)including: Helena - Jul 1878 Catherine - Feb 1881 Lawrence - Aug 1884 Frank - Nov 1886 - m: Tillie REXIN George J. - 11 Feb 1889 - m: Ada May REXIN - moved to Elyria, OH William - Sep 1890 Henry - Jan 1893 John - Jan 1895 - m: Sophia _____ Mary - Feb 1900 Elizabeth - 1902 Two sisters are mentioned in George's obituary in 1968 Elyria, OH: Alice- m: _____ Perdew of Detroit Mayme - m: _____ Redman of Detroit
Other men in Detroit were (from 1883-1894 city directories: Casper Hillmer Godfrey J. Hillmer George Hillmer
If anyone knows anyone researching this family, let me kknow.I am going to try to continue my research on them, but it would be nice to know where they are from and if there are any living male descendants to help in the DNA study.