I am the oldest son of Charlotte Baechler Kalanquin born 7/28/33 and am still active in the family real estate and real estate development business. Charlotte married my father, LaVern J. Kalanquin on July 21, 1932. Charlotte had 7 children (Raymond; John, Albert (deceased); William; George; LaVern (deceased); & Mary Ann.Coincidentally my great grandfather Joseph Kalanquin & his wife were also born in Belfort & on my last visit to Belfort there were numerous Kalanquin's in the phone book. I actually met with some of them. I also met, in Nice, my grandfathers brother(forgot his name) & his wife. Also visited my mother's aunt (in Paris) Louise & Jean Ambrian & their daughter Michelle & her husband Jean Paul (now deceased). Actually visited them almost every weekend while I was stationed in France. I recently read some of your communications with my neice and her husband in Texas which was close to being accurate. Leon Guerig & his wife moved to California when I was a teenager & I visited her once after that. He was deceased at that time. If you desire I will try to bring you up to speed on a couple of things such as I understood my mother accompanied her mother from France & Charles came alone to secure a job.
Hope this has been helpful. Ray Kalanquin