I know that there were a large number of Joseph Vaniers in Canada. The one I'm looking for was born abt 1850, married Octavia LaPorte (b. abt 1855) and moved to Marquette, Michigan, USA in about 1872. Joseph's father may have been Basile, and their children were Pierre, Artemis, Nathan, Maria, an unnamed infant, Raoul William, and Jean B. At some point they started spelling their name Vannier. Any further information would be appreciated.