I'm researching my husband's family and his great grandfather was Andrew Christian Goess through his son Frederick Goess and his father also Fred Goess. My hubby's grandfather said that Andrew had a brother Christian, Wilhelm and Fritz as well as some sisters. They were from Germany and settled in New York. We are still on Long Island. Andrew was married to Margaretta Kirchner in 1889 in New York.
My husband's grand father went to Germany many times to visit family.
Wondering if this is the same branch.