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Welcome to Gruss'Um

Gruss'Um Hollow was the name of a peaceful lake front property once owned by my uncle, Rev. Father Gilbert Gruss. It was located along the shores of Lake Michigan in New Buffalo, Michigan.

GrussUm Hollow as it appeared when owned by Father Gilbert Gruss. GrussUm Hollow as it appears today.

On the left is a picture of Gruss'Um Hollow at the time it was owned by Father Gilbert Gruss. This photo was found by Margaret Hockman in an old photo album that belonged to Sister Alma Gruss. On the right is a picture of as it appears today. This photo was taken by Robert Gruss. By clicking on the small photo you will be able to see a larger version.

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  1. On August 11, 2014, the information for the family of Patrick Gruss was updated to announce the birth of his daughter, Alessandra Lylia. Please see the Family of Harry Gruss and Jacinta Camachos.
  2. On April 26, 2014 the information for Sinforosa Frias was corrected and updated. Please see the Family of Leocadio Camacho and Sinforosa Frias and the Families of Sinforosa Frias.
  3. On March 7, 2014, the information for Jonas Gleason' family was updated. Please see the Family of Jonas Gleason and Cynthia McDonald.
  4. On Janaury 9, 2014, several pages concerning the Gruss family were revised. Please review the Gruss family index for the pages that were updated.

This site presents some genealogy information on the families listed below. This information will be periodically updated and expanded as time permits.

  1. The Gruss family.
  2. The Butler family.
  3. The Camacho family.
  4. The Frias family.
  5. Some Related Families.

If you would like additional information on or a complete history of any of the families presented here, you may send me an e-mail, containing you snail mail information, at I will send you a PDF file containing that family's history.

Your comments and suggestions would be appreciated.

No birthday of a living individual will be given in the various pages of this site. Hopefully this practice will help to safeguard that individual's personal information from theft.

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Here is a site that may be interesting.

  1. Cindy's Health Site
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Written and Edited by Harry Gruss.
Revised on August 11, 2014.

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