the only thing i know about that side of our family is that we immigrated from france, through quebec, then chicago, then north adams, mass.
my father(tom) was the only one to eventually move to california. most of his brothers and sisters died while i was growing up. i did attend one family renunion in the early sixties, held in north adams and my grandmother (who only spoke french) visited us in california once.
i would love to find out more about my father's family.we've lost touch completely.