joe/joseph (birthplace unknown) worked for the railroad in rhinelander, wisconsin
joe married helen (place of marriage and helen's surname/birthdate unknown).
joe and helen had at least one child, ralph (birthplace and date unknown).
ralph married delores grape (date unknown)
ralph and delores had two children, donna and charles.
charles, born in south st. paul (1934, i think), minnesota is my father.
he remembers someone at some point saying the family line hails back to canada. i spoke with claudie minniken (who also spoke with my aunt donna some years back) but at that time she had no info past joe, except to say he wasn't the same joe in her family and seemed to appear out of nowhere.
note: ralph and donna divorced and he remarried. he lived in las vegas with his second family. there were two children, another girl and another boy who was also named charles.
my younger sister is cherie touchette, who now lives in bend, oregon. (i now live in richmond, va. we were all born in st. paul, mn.) there is another michelle/cherie sister pair also in the pac nw area.
that's all i have. can anyone fill in some of my unknowns?