It has been a long time since your original posting, so I hope that you receive this.
I believe that The Joe Bedore that you are referring to is my great grandfather's brother.My ggrandfather is Henry or Henri Bedard-- b 1845 d 1907 in Detroit.Henri was a ship caulker as was Joe.Henri married Virginia DuBeau b.1856 d 1927.
Joe (1839-1921) was married to Marceline.He left Detroit when the caulking business when steel ships replaced wooden ships and moved to the St. Clair Flats where he was well known as a fishing guide and hotel owner.If you do an internet search (msn search) on Joe Bedore, you will find a picture of him and of his hotel in an article on the Tashmoo.There is also a chapter on him in a book--Life at the Flats-When Joe Bedore Was King by Michael Dixon.It can be obtained via interlibrary loan.
I have been unable to find out anything about the parents of Henri, Joe and another brother, Paul.If you have more info. please reply or send me an email. Thank you, Susan