I am descended from Louis-Marie (Louis) Allard and Marie-Aurélie (Henrélie) Blais through their daughter, Émélie (born 1858). Louis and Henrélie were married at Saint-Léon-de-Maskinongé 1842-Jul-26 and moved to Bourbonnais, Illinois about 1855-1856. Henrélie died in 1868, and Louis re-married to Émélie Morin at Bourbonnais. Louis' parents are Charles Allard and Marie-Félicité Turcot of Saint-Cuthbert; Henrélie's parents are Jacques Blais and Marguerite Adam of Yamachiche. I have traced both lines back to France.