Hello Virginia...have been looking for an ANSELME relative to surface for quite some time. I descend from a Joseph ANSELME'S sister (Margaret ANSELME PFANTZ). My Margaret ANSELME was b 14 Oct 1830 Ranrupt, France...her parents were John Baptist ANSELME (8 Oct 1774 Ranrupt, France - 1 Nov 1853 DeKalb Co, IL) & Marguerite 'Margaret' HOUTEMANN (19 May 1798 Plaine, France - 21 Jan 1891 Marshall Co, IA) they were m 31 Dec 1821 in France. My Margaret ANSELME had a brother, Joseph, who was b ca 1825 near Nancy, France. This family came to the US via LA then up the MS River to DeKalb Co, IL & from there to Marshall Co, IA. My Margaret's brother, Joseph, was m to a Mary ROHER & they (Joseph & Mary) had at least 5 children:Mary. unknown female, John, Albert & Celine. My ANSELME family also lived in the French Grove area of Marshall Co, IA.Does any of this sound familiar to you?If so I would love to learn more about Joseph & his descendants.