Hi Bill.. My name is Jonathan... I'm from Montréal, Qc, Canada and I have something for you... I did some research for a friend of mine who is related to the Mathias that you're searching for... Your Jules Mathias was born in 1863 in France, I thing in the Lorraine county.. He was the son of André Mathias And Marie-Thérèse Pouillon.. Jules has 2 brothers, Eugène Mathias who lived in Mtl, Qc, Canada and André Mathias who lived in Mtl too.Jules married Marie-Armandine Bergeron may 25 1885 in Notre-Dame, Mtl, Qc.. He married Marie-Célina Soulard july 3th 1894 in Sacré-Coeur-de-Jésus, Mtl, Qc.. I saw on the U.S census that he had 4 children, Lucien, who was born in Québec, and Bertha, Camille, and Alfred born in New-York... I have a picture of André Mathias, the brother of Jules... You can give me all the info that you have and picture if you have some at firstname.lastname@example.org thank you very much... I know that Jules emigrated to the U.S in 1896.. Do you know where and when he died??