I am seeking information on Mary Selena Kalanquin, who was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France on 4 May 1843. Her father was Christopher or Thomas Kalanquin. We were told that her mother's name was Cecile or Sophia Chaciou. Mary Selena Kalanquin married Phillip Jacquot in France, date unknown.
The family came to the United States about 1866. They first stopped in Pennsylvania, then in La Crosse, Wisconsin, (where they worked in the lumber business), and then settled in Clay County, Indiana, in 1869. They were coal miners in Indiana. They changed the Jacquot name to Jacobs after arriving in the US.
Mary Selena Kalanquin Jacquot/Jacobs had a son in France on 2 Jan. 1865 named Jules August. Her husband Phillip Jacquot may have not been the child's father. But the child went by the Jacquot/Jacobs name.
On the 1870 census of Clay Co., Indiana, the family of Julius "Calanqua" is living nearby the Jacquot/Jacobs family. Julius was born in France about 1846. His wife Mary is from Ohio. Their first child Clara (2 years) was born in Wisconsin and their second child Julia (5 months) was born in Indiana. John Cotton, age 30, from France was living with them. I believe that this Julius is a relative, possibly a brother, of Mary.
On the 1880 census of Clay County, Indiana, Mary's father, listed as Thomas Kalanquin, age 67 and born in France, was living with the Jacquot/Jacobs family.
Any information on this family (other relatives who came to America?) and their roots in France would be appreciated.