I believe I am somehow related to you. My ggranfather was John Baptiste Mingo, and he married Anna B. Meyers (Brockmeier, and yes, she was French) in about 1890, and I believe they were married in Minnesota, possibly near Sandstone. His birthday was 4/27/1872, and hers was 12/7/1872. My grandmother and at least 4 of her sisters and perhaps 2 brothers were also born there. They moved to Seattle, Washington, somewhere between 1901 and 1909. I can't figure out who John's parents were, possibly Joseph-Cyran Mingo, who married Marguerite Crete.