Thanks for your prompt response.I know our families are connected somehow, but I am not sure where or how closely.I have just started looking at this family which is an offshoot of my main line.My Great great aunt Julia Boutin, married Phillipe Collette in Dayton, MN and a large group of French Canadians then left MN and moved to the area that is now Oakwood, Grafton and Acton, ND.In the 1880 Census, Philippe and his wife had two of his brothers living with them -- Archie and David.I think another brother may have been Octave Collette.(Someone told me their parents were Phillipe Collette, Sr. and Emelie Samson.However, my Philippe married twice and this may be information for his second family.Obviously, I need to do more research.)I do not know anything about any sisters, but I am eager to get some information on this line.I do know a lot about Julia Boutin's family.
Have you seen a copy of the Oakwood anniversary book?I have not checked it for information on the Collette family.
If you think there may be any information we can share.