My name is Diane Goess Struthers. Mine, as well are all from NY. I was born there, but now live in Florida. I'll give you a brief line, and we can see the relation. The surname is unusual, so I'm sure we are !
Albert Goess & Margaret Meison had 3 sons
Christian (1850) William (1853) Andrew (1860)
I decend through Christian. Cristian married Regina Konrad & they had 6 kids, the youngest being my grandfather Otto August.(1890) They came over from Germany in 1890. Otto was actually born here,, but all the others, in Germany.
They settled in Brooklyn
Otto married Barbara Hirsh and they had 5 kids, the youngest being my Dad, John August, yet he always went by Jack.(1930)
Looking forward to your response and sharing info.