Believe it or not, the day after I posted this, I got a bunch of genealogy stuff in the mail from my aunt. Now, I can add this information: Michel was married to Catherine Denny (b. 1821, d.1860-1870). Michel was born in 1820 (somewhere in Canada) and died in Farley, IA between 1860-1870. I still have no information about his parents. I'd appreciate any help.