My name is Loraine (Laurie ) Pepin Kimmell.My brother and I are decendents of Joseph Pepin and Matilda Morrisette too.
Joseph and Matilda had 11 children of which Matilda ( married name Bailiff ) was born 5-7-1855 per our records.I know she had 2 daughters, Mathida and Stella ( a nun ..I have at least one picture in old albums ) and two sons whom I think lived in Florida near present day Disney World.
Our records show that Joseph's father was Anthony Pepin, who was a black smith at Fort Snelling. ( St Paul area )
My grandfather, Anthony Baptiste Pepin was born to Matilda and Joseph on 5/7/1866. Died in Minneapolis Oct 1933. My father, Milton Pepin was son of AnthonyB.
Another son of Joseph and Matilda was Julian Theodore whose grandsons were close to my brother and I while we were growing up in the Mpls /St Paul area circa 1942-56.
Where do you live now ?My family lives in Dallas, Texas now and my brother Jim and his wife Cheryl live in VA.
Let us hear from you, if you are still interested in family history ...we have more we could share !