My branch of the Chappuis family lived in eastern France in the Department of Doubs. They came to America in early to mid-1800s, leaving from LeHavre and arriving in New Orleans, then taking a boat up the Mississippi. Roy Chappuis' g-grandparents came on the SS.Heidelberg, arr. in New Orleans 10 Dec 1853. As I have not yet connected this branch of the Chappuis' with my branch, I do not have much more info for you. Good luck.