I was a little surprised they came through NYC. I always assumed it was Detroit. My guess is that it either had something to do with cost and/or ease of travel. I haven't researched it yet, but I wonder what rail development was like in Canada in the 1860s? Maybe there wasn't as easy a way to get to Detroit as we assume now. NYC makes sense since we know they had rail and canal access. If they went through Lake Ontario, they would have had to somehow get around Niagara Falls.
Since Alexander's death was in 1889, they didn't have to register it. Before 1907 all that was voluntary. Since the LeClairs were in Florence in 1880-1882, they were among the original pioneers of county. The county was created in 1882.
As for pictures, I don't really have any. I supposedly have one picture of my 2g grandparents, Noah and Felicite LeClair. I'm interested in seeing what you have?
My brother used to own a cabin in Florence, but he sold it. His brother-in-law still owns one so I get up there maybe once a year only these days. It's interesting that me, my dad, my grandpa, etc were all raised hunting in Florence County. No one knew why other than, "it's where my dad took me." I will look next time I go to Florence for the records. I rarely get to Green Bay or Florence during the work week so I rarely get the chance to get to the offices when they are open.