we are not 100 % sure where our valentin came from. but am sure his son joseph was from born in alsace, france. but citizenship says he lived in hagneau,fr. his son john(jean williams) married Emilie Duthu.. emilie's father Isadore was from France. he is said to had a brother named Pierre who went back to France.. John and Emilie were married and buried here in louisiana... thanks.