I am seeking connections with anyone who is researching ancestors and descendants of Albert Drinkwine. According to the 1880 and 1900 Census for Marysland Township, Swift County, Minnesota he had 12 children. Family history says he married Florence Michaud (sometimes changed to Mitchel). Census data and naturalization records indicate that he was born in Canada and his parents were born in France. It is possible that he was born with the family name of Boivin and changed it to Drinkwine when he came to the US. He served in the Civil War as a private from Minnesota Militia from Rice and Steele Counties. He homesteaded land in the Danvers and Benson area of Swift County obtaining a patent in 1882.
Any information about this family or his descendents is welcome.