HI carol, my dad has the big family book but I have a family news letter here is some info from it that I think might help you a little bit. Our great grandfather Louis Pues was married to Marie Therese Claes said to be of French descent. They were married inin the municipality of Nil Saint Nincent Saint martin in Belgium on April 26, 1855. he was born in the same town on July 25, 1833. Louis Pues mothers name was Rose Jerard she died on Sept. 23 1853. On march 1 1856 Louis Pues and his wife saved 165.00 enough to book passage on on a sailboat from Antwerp, Belgium. There said destination was Green Bay ws. There voyage was said to have taken 70 daysthe both arrived in Green Bay on June in 1856and move on to Oshkosh where Louis got a job at Paine's Lumber Mill. In 1863 Louis joined the32nd Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers from Oshkosh and was said to have fought in the battle of Lookout Mountain in Tennessee. He was discharged in 1865 while in Louisville kentucky. While Louis was in the civil war he wife lost a child named Mary Ann age 6 she was said to have died from scarlet fever or diptheria. Marie Therese died in 1897, Louis died in 1914 they are both buried in Oshkosh ws in the catholic cementary by Mary Ann. There is a stone there to mark the grave. Just a note where this info came from,when Louis and marie Pues left belgium they had all their belongings packed in one trunk. A trunk they kept though all their moves. Their son kept this trunk; then their grandson Earl had it and now one of Earl's children has it. It was in this trunk that louis kept all papers that he thought were important. They had 2 children Mary Ann and a boy named Isreal. I have more info on Isreal and his life in navraino if you would like some of this email me back and I will be glad to post. When I get the "big book" from my dad I will be able to tell you a little more. My fathers name is Harvey Pues he was born in Navarion ws. His fathers name was Chester Pues. harvey Pues married Margaret paul on Clintonville ws. margaret died about 7 yrs ago from cancer. Harvey now lives in Florence Sc with his sonme Randy Pues and his daughter Rochelle Pues. He has another son Rick Pues, he is now a lt.cornel in the airforce. Ihope this was not to long and that it did help you out a little.