I am looking for information about the family of Camille Fontaine (b. c1873) and his wife Valentine Drues/Dress born in French speaking Belgium.They had two sons that I know of, John (Jean) (1898-1991) born in France and Gaston (who went by Frenchy) born on the ship coming to America on June 6, 1898 and died April 1, 1991 and is buried in Highlands Cemetery, Iola, Kansas USA.In the 1920 and 1930 census they were living in Oklmulgee County, Oklahoma USA.
The passenger record on Ellis Island: Fontaine, Ethnicity: France Place of Residence: Paris Date of Arrival: July 24, 1899 Age on Arrival: 6m Sex: M Marital status: S Ship of Travel: La GASCOGNE Port of Departure: Le Havre, Seine-Inferior, France.
Valentine had a sister, Mary (born 30 May 1872 - Belgium (possibly Liege); died 18 May 1949 - Iola, Kansas; buried in Highlands Cemetery, Iola, Kansas, USA.Mary married John Peter (Jean Pierre) Baeten who was born 6 June 1862 - Bray (we believe), Belgium; died 21 October 1947 - Iola, Kansas, buried in Highlands Cemetery, Iola, Kansas, USA.Mary and John had four children
Margaret Baeten 1893 married to Glenn Mitchell † Henry Baeten 1895-1967 married 11 February 1922 to Mary Thomson 1903-1966 C.J (Camille Jean) Baeten 1897; m (1) Edna Smith; m (2) to Gertrude ?? Louise Baeten 1900-1960 m (1) to Norman? Smith; m(2) aft 1924 to Albert Olsson 1893-1966 (These are my grandparents)
Are there any researchers out there tracing this family too?I'm at a brick wall on both the Baetens and the Drues.I'm hoping to find a Fontaine researcher who can help me.Family lore is Mary Drues and Valentine came to the US and lived with her uncle in NYC.Since I found the ship where Valentine came, it seems Mary did not come with Valentine.Thank you, Cherie