Saw your posting of Jan. 2004 requesting info on Melvina Daoust. Perhaps she could be the daughter of: Charles Daoust and Melvina Sauvage (means indian).
This taken from the church records of the Parish of Ste-Cécile, City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Province of Quebe, Canada. Married:March 3,1862 Charles Daoust (major) son of: Jean-Baptiste Daoust and Julie Cotuan, Melvina Sauvage (minor) daughter of: Isaac Sauvage (indian) and Marguerite Montreuil (my guess is the full family name is Sédilot or Cédillot dit Montreuil)
Witnesses:J.B. Daoust, father Isaac (Sauvage) father and LéonChartran
Other son of Jean-Baptiste Daoust and Julie Cotuan,is: Étienne (nicknamed Stephen in the States)Daoust who married Elmire Leduc --this couple also lived in the Alpena, Michigan area.