I am looking for any information on Hilaire (Ely) Genereux, especially prior to him coming to the United States.
What I already know is that he was a Canadian boat builder.He married Sophia Lamoureux in I believe Onotonagon, Michigan by Fr. Fredric Baraga (later become Bishop Baraga).Sophia Lamoureux was listed as a half breed in the Lake Superior Chippewa Nation.She was the daughter of Francois Lamoreux and Maria Osawamik Katchitchi Gadjidji.They had four children, Maria, Catherine, Louisa and Hilaire (Hilert).Hilert went on to serve in the American Civil War from 1862-65.He was wounded at the battle of Spotslyvania, VA on 12 May 1864 and was awarded a homestead grant of 160 acres in Michigan in 1879. His father Hilaire eventually drowned in Lake Superior.
Any more information on the Genereux family either before or after the above listed events is appreciated.