I stumbled across this web-site today while looking at other things.
My dad (Joseph H. LaJoie) was the only son of Emil and Lenore Otto. They were from the Saginaw MI area, and I recognize some of these names as those of Emil's sibs. Emil and Lenore became estranged from both of their families--one was Catholic and one was Protestant, which in the early 1900's caused major family rifts.
My dad passed away in 1998. I have 3 siblings and among us, 9 kids. Four of them have the last name LaJoie.
I would be interested in hearing how we might be related.