In researching the Allain family we found that Michel Allain, (born 18 Apr 1786), in Chamby, Quebec, Canada) left Montreal about 1825 by covered wagon and didn't arrive in the Kankakee- Iroquois, Illinois area until 1848. So there is a gap of about 23 years. Some say he came diretly from Canada to the Kankakee area; however, most of the researchers may not have been aware that Michel Allain had a daughter named Cecile (Ceceila), besides his two sons: Antoine and Ambrose. They were the first settlers in St. Anne. It is so exciting to know the history St. Anne and the Allains.
Cecile was born according to the Emerson, Dixon County, Nebraska 1900 Census - September 1827, in New York. If this is so? What French-Canadian settlement did Michel Allain, his wife Marie "Felicite" Allaire" and children live in New York or elsewhere during the 23 year gap between Montreal and St. Anne?
Cecila Allain married Alphonse Boudreau on 19 October 1851, in Will County, Illinois. They had four children in St. Anne, Illinnois: Adeline (1852); Alfred Alexandre (1854-1858); Charles Celestin (1856); Angeline (1856)......
We are hoping someone can help us fill in the blanks, so we can find the birth place of Cecilia Allain Boudreau and where and what year the MichelAlain family left Montreal? Or did they go straight to Illinois or elsewhere?