My paternal grandfather, Telesphore (aka Philip) was from the Douville (Morand dit Douville) clan that came out of LaPerade to contribute greatly to the population of St. Casimir, Portneuf in the latter half of the 19the century. He married Emilie Lachance in Bridgeport, CT circa 1893. He and his older brother and a brother-in-law were all employed then at Bridgeport Copper. That company was run by a European immigrant Frenchman. I have an idea that by word of mouth a number of young Quebec men found work at the copper smelter in Bridgeport. He and Emilie went back to St. Casimir circa 1897; her father's birthplace as well, although she was born in Webster Massachusetts and her parernts were married in Woonsocket, R.I. At the fin de siecle Telesphore found work in Iron County, Wisconsin where his older brother lived and worked for the Montreal Iron Mine. Later, after a couple of moves he and Emilie (aka Amelia Chase) settled in New Richmond, Wisconsin. My father married a Wisconsin woman after they met at the VA Hospital in Ft. Snelling, St. Paul, Minnesota. Her mother was an Ayotte (married a Norwegian!) whose father, Jean Baptiste, was born in Quebec circa 1824. But prior to emigrating to Wisconsin he was one of a small group of Quebecois who settled in Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario. Jean Baptiste (aka John) married an Elizabeth Prince whose father, John Enoch was from Maine but moved to Canada. John and Elizabeth immigrated to the U.S. and settled in the Cooks Valley (aka Auburn, Eagle Point) area of Wisconsin, north of Chippewa Falls. Ellizabeth's mother was a Trottier (Batiscan). John Enoch and Marie-Angelique Trottier were married first in a civil ceremony and several years later khe was baptized and they were immeidately thereafter marrried in the Catholic church. Although they were married in Quebec they later lived in Mara, Ontario County, Ontario before immigrating to tCooks Valley. John Ayotte's second wife (Marie Eliz. Prince died circa 1873) was Mary Chartrand (Chartraw) yet another Quebecois family that had some members who settled in Bruce County, Ontario. In their old age they lived in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin. I look forward to sharing information with you and making the aquaintance of others with roots in Quebec.