Yes, my husbands father is the first generation that does not... my husbands grandparents were the first generation that were really totally fluent in English, but they spoke french at home & learned english in the US school system.
My father-in-law said that a distant cousin gave him the name of what would have been his great grandmother... on the 1900 census, Emile was listed as a widow. The family did enter the port at New Orleans & I'm not sure how long till they entered the Rayne area. Mother & father & the 3 kids were on the ship manifest. I'm assumng there is no burial record of Emile ... I have searched & searched, but I wouldn't know what church to start with ... I was actually surprised Charlotte & Victor were at the catholic cemetery, I actually thought Emile left the Catholic church & joined another Christian/ protestant religion & thats why he was outcast..